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April 8 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: When is the diamond shortage coming? People probably shouldn’t steal their ex-wives’ jewelry. And a 10-year-old starts a jewelry company. All below.


U.S. government puts the ultimate sanction on Alrosa

– U.S. representatives want Russian diamond “loophole” closed

– Ukrainian industry member speaks up about what life is like there

–  Moscow bourse suspends itself from World Federation

–  Rapaport Group takes action

– IPIS report on Russia’s diamond industry


We need to rebuild, not tear down, the Responsible Jewellery Council

– ARM suspends collaboration with group

– Open letter to the jewelry industry

– Avi Krawitz: “Crisis mismanagement”


U.S. jewelry, watch sales strongest in a decade

– Jewelry sales rise in March


Rich people may be soon reining in their spending as global economy wavers


We will soon start running out of diamonds


Inflation is “affecting watch prices too”


Watches & Wonders shows viability of trade shows


Rocksbox now offering items in Banter by Piercing Pagoda


BriteCo gets $9 million Series A investment for jewelry-focused insurtech


JBT, JSA elect new boards


“Don’t leave jewelry in the car,” JSA reminds traveling salespeople


One man pleads guilty in murder of Connecticut jeweler


Pandora appoints new general manager for China


Zenith appoints new brand president, North America


Ben Massey to take figurehead role at U.K.’s National Association of Jewellers


Aether hires former Diamond Foundry, Mizrahi salesperson


Bergdorf Goodman names SVPs for e-commerce, stores


J.C. Penney sticking with existing customers


Former employees file new lawsuit against CD Peacock


Rolex now most Instagrammable watch brand


Patek Philippe Nautilus for Tiffany “keep[s] the passion burning”


Botswana president uses Lucara for better deal for De Beers (subscription required)


SCS sustainable standard expands to include artisanal gold mines


AGTA will be part of Hard Rock Summit through at least 2023


Blue Nile looks like it’s opening a showroom in Roseville, Calif.


Farfetch invests up to $200M in Neiman Marcus Group


Tiffany has a new April Fool’s joke


Stephen Lussier talks to Fortune India


Jennifer Lopez spotted wearing possible engagement ring


Woman wants to know if it’s OK for man to steal jewelry from ex-wife


Antiques Roadshow guest sobs as brooch’s hidden message is revealed


10-year-old entrepreneur starts jewelry business


From the Blog  

A Ukrainian Industry Member On What Life Is Like There

We Need To Rebuild, Not Tear Down, The Responsible Jewellery Council


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 66: Guest Beth Gerstein


Have a great weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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