Aug. 21 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  



We wish all our readers good health and good things during these perpetually troubling times. Take proper precautions and stay safe and healthy, please.

We have a great new podcast recapping JCK’s first virtual show. Victoria Gomelsky and I discuss what we learned (quite a bit), what we saw, and where we think the “virtual show” concept is going. Learn what new jewelry concept blew my mind—as well as what was on jewelers’ minds. It’s all here.

This week in Diamond Shavings: New places for small businesses to get loans. Another mall owner will be filing for bankruptcy. And two huge gold nuggets found in Australia. All below.

 

Everyone is talking about Michelle Obama’s Vote necklace

– Gives local jeweler a sales boost

 

Signet requiring all its customers to wear masks

 

Jewelry can capture marketing share from travel, De Beers says

– What do jewelers and Netflix have in common?

 

De Beers cuts prices at August sight

– Alrosa allows 100% refusals at August sale

– Indian companies hope to keep prices stable

 

Edahn Golan: Diamond business is nose-diving

 

Tiffany providing info about where diamonds were cut, set

 

Tiffany trademark ruling over Costco overturned

– Sees delay in renovation of New York City flagship

 

Rent the Runway closes stand-alone locations

 

Retail Dive looks at the long history of Lord & Taylor

 

Barneys’ savior hopes to buy more troubled brands

 

Seng Jewelers files for Chapter 11

 

Mall owner CBL plans to file for bankruptcy

 

With the PPP on pause, where can small businesses get loans?

 

Watchmaker Fossil says it’s surviving the pandemic

 

Watch collectors “seize the hour” (subscription required)

 

Business of Fashion: It’s time to sell jewelry in China

 

Membership platform Italic debuts fine jewelry

 

Ebay to authenticate all watches over $2K

 

Christie’s holds first online-only diamond auction

 

Virtual market connects artisanal miners with buyers

 

Nancy Brewer, founder of Nancy B. brand, dies

– Hedda Schupak pays tribute

 

Regine Basha named new CEO of Aaron Basha

 

Ileana Makri named creative director of Reinstein Ross

 

Susan Eisen elected president of Texas Jewelers Association

 

GSI appoints Alethea Inns chief learning officer 

 

Sotheby’s worldwide jewelry chairman exits

 

Sissy’s Log Cabin VP named to Arkansas “20 in Their 20s”

 

The newest all-diamond ring was probably the first

 

Rare purple-fluorescence diamonds found in Australia

 

Sierra Leone diamond lawsuit plaintiffs want Steinmetz subsidiary’s assets frozen

 

Triller, the “adult version” of TikTok, looks to make its move

 

Jewelry brands fundraise for Beirut victims

 

French jewelry designer had intriguing past

 

Two gold nuggets worth $250,000 found in Australia

 

From the Blog

The Newest “All-Diamond” Ring Was Probably the First


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 25: Recapping JCK Virtual 2020

 

Have a safe and healthy weekend.

 

 

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