Aug. 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: What will happen to consigned goods at Barneys? Retail closures double openings. And why someone decided to buy herself an engagement ring. All below.

 

Chinese jewelry will still be tariffed in two weeks.

– Trade war roils Indian jewelry show.

– Indian jewelers see opportunity.

 

Hong Kong riots cast cloud over show.

 

Pandora moves to buy back jewelry from retailers.

– Pandora announces Harry Potter collection.

 

BaubleBar plans fine jewelry line.

 

Retail closures more than double openings.

 

J.C. Penney can’t be penny stock, exchange says.

 

What will happen to the consigned goods at Barneys?

– Barneys gets access to financing.

 

Fashion vendors increasingly look to alternative channels.

 

What does this Instagram trend say about the future of the engagement ring?

 

Is it really possible to know where your jewelry comes from?

 

What is salmon gold—and why is Tiffany using it?

 

$1,600 gold coming, says Goldman Sachs.

– Jewelers seeing an increase in trade-ins.

– Gold prices pull back on strong U.S. retail sales.

– China restricts gold imports.

– German investors turn to gold.

 

De Beers allows customers to reject small diamonds.

– Says market will make it through downturn.

 

Who is buying rough in 2019?

 

Stornaway fears for its future.

 

India to hold first lab-grown diamond show.

 

Longtime De Beers exec to join Diamond Foundry.

 

Richard Weisenfeld retires as JBT president.

 

Diamond Development Initiative names new executive director.

 

Phillips appoints Alexis Vourvoulis to jewelry department.

 

Jewel-Craft cofounder Dot Wesdorp dies.

 

Power-cut burglaries hit Northeast

 

Colorado jeweler pleads guilty to theft.

 

Beny Steinmetz indicted on corruption charges.

– Lawyer vows to fight.

 

India wants to extradite Nirav Modi’s brother.

– Modi used an alias: Edmond Dantes.

 

India may seek Interpol’s help to find former Winsome Diamonds director.

 

Mehul Choksi probers look at Diasqua.

 

Brexit donor Arron Banks investigated for smuggling diamonds.

 

Blockchain company pledges to “disrupt” Sierra Leone diamond business.

 

Diamond club president: Why is change so hard?

 

Alrosa pink diamond may rank as one of world’s most valuable.

 

M. Suresh opens factory in Russia.

 

Almod processes first batch of diamonds from Yellowknife.

 

Diamond from closed Victor Mine goes to raise money for hospital.

 

Swarovski apologizes for describing Hong Kong as a country.

 

Man says he’s out $15,000 after he bought stolen watch from jeweler.

 

Neiman Marcus sued again over MyTheresa transfer.

 

Young Thug wins legal battle against Atlanta jeweler.

 

Ben Baller sparks “heated debate” with top jeweler list.

 

Jewelry brand helps youths from the African slums.

 

Glamour writer bought herself an engagement ring after breakup.

 

New novel looks at engagement ring–seller jeweler with a bad love life.

 

From the Blog

Is It Really Possible to Know Where Your Jewelry Comes From?

 

JCK Podcasts

Guest: Joe Thompson of Hodinkee

 

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