April 6 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Jeweler says alarm company helped break-in. Kroeger may buy Target. And Adam Sandler will star in Diamond District movie. All below.


Former Ben Bridge Jeweler chairman Herb Bridge dies.

Seattle Times obituary

– Locals remember.


Football player’s suit takes aim at jeweler’s diamond markup.

– Roberta Naas: What the suit brings to light.

– Advisors warn against making Brees’ mistake.


Indian diamond industry nervous about upcoming U.S. trade war.

– NRF decries “trade war.”


U.S. trustee calls for examiner in A. Jaffe, Firestar, case.

– Modi confidant gives evidence of money laundering.

The New York Times looks at Modi situation.


Hacked Fifth Avenue: Data stolen from Saks, Lord & Taylor.


Bon-Ton Stores, currently in Chapter 11, may be bought.


Will Kroeger merge with Target?


Silicon Valley jeweler doing business with cryptocurrency.


Jewelry company alleges alarm company was in on burglaries.


248-year-old English jeweler shuts down.


Interview with State Dept. advisor on conflict minerals.


Interview with Lucara Diamond CEO Eira Thomas.


Botswana’s new president wants to end diamond dependence.


Pebble Mine lays out smaller plan.


Jewelry designer protests Danish jewelry law.


Indian industry wants banks to finance smaller units.


Birks hires Swarovski vet to head omnichannel.


Uneek Jewelry appoints Cortland Shopper as sales VP.


Novell Group appoints Phil Edelstein sales manager.


Jared Sadowsky joins MDJ Advantage.

Net-a-Porter unites jewelry brands in e-commerce initiative. ($)

– Net-a-Porter jewelry buyer leaves site. ($)


Benrus ownership becomes issue in former Alex and Ani CEO’s gubernatorial run.


Citizen hooks up with Disney.


Perfume brand hooks up with Graff Diamonds.


People’s favorite celebrity proposals.


Adam Sandler to star in movie set in Diamond District.


Media Watch

The Wall Street Journal interviews Tiffany’s Reed Krakoff. ($)

Robb Report interviews Melissa Kaye.

FT looks at sexual harassment in the jewelry industry. ($) (Summary)


From the Blog  

Interview with the New State Dept. Special Advisor on Conflict Minerals


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