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Aug. 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


I will be on vacation next week and this feature will not run. Wishing everyone a great end of summer.

This week: Can malls rebrand themselves? How much does Amazon know about you? And how TikTok is helping people find lost jewelry. All below.


How are jewelry sales? Depends on who’s measuring them.


Richemont sells Yoox Net-a-Porter stake to Farfetch


Signet completes acquisition of Blue Nile

– Fitch affirms Signet’s “stable” outlook


Alex and Ani receives $17 million credit facility


Movado sees “weakness” as second-quarter sales decline


U.S. demand pushing Indian lab-grown sales to $8 billion

– “Core groups” buying lab-grown diamonds


Bloomberg: Russian diamonds are “flowing again”


Diamond trends webinar with Martin Rapaport (video)


Brink’s says it shouldn’t match jewelers’ losses in record truck heist

– Jewelers file their own lawsuit, target sleeping driver


Australian publication links Chow Tai Fook with organized crime


Logos deleted from JewelClaim site “without explanation”


Former Tiffany CEO to chair Audemars Piguet


Richemont still doesn’t want ex-Bulgari CEO on board


Rhoda Denaburg Link, Levy’s jewelry matriarch, dies


Jeweler remembered for wanting to end the cycles of gun violence in community


Hodinkee announces five new editorial hires


GIA expands business development team


Interview with Pandora CEO Lasik


Interview with Jacob Arabo and Ben Arabov, co-CEOs of Jacob & Co. (Video)


Interview with Stephen Lagos about his namesake brand


My interview with World Diamond Council president Edward Asscher (Video)


Marc Choyt on the KP, RJC, and Alrosa


Murowa diamond subcontractor fails to pay employees for over five months


Why Angola increased stakeholding in mine

FT article (subscription required)


Tycoon steps away from Botswana mine (subscription required)


Canadian hockey legend on diamond mine investing (video)


Inside the “great mall rebrand”


Mejuri sets up store in Houston


Amazon’s data about customers keeps increasing


Is Facebook running on fumes?


TikTok trend helps people find lost engagement rings

– TikTok jeweler sells $23,000 collection in under a minute


New book chronicles history of hip-hop jewelry


What “coastal grandmother” trend means for jewelry


Tiffany introduces all-gender bangle collection


Chinese Gen Z customers “feeling pinch,” hurting luxury consumers


Jewelry collection of Dallas billionaire heiress going up for auction


Rosario Dawson becomes the face of Pandora’s lab-grown diamond line


How Miranda Kerr ended up in diamond scandal


Indian jeweler arrested for making threats to Mukesh Ambani


South African man busted with illegal diamonds


Report: Russian spy infiltrated NATO with impersonating jeweler


Australian newspaper recounts famed Argyle gem heist


Shane Co. helps “Kids In Need”


Trove of gold rings found in prehistoric grave in Romania


The world’s most expensive Apple Watch case


McDonald’s turns trash into jewelry


Media Watch

The Independent takes a deep dive into diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 76: Mark Smelzer


Have a great weekend! See you in September.


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By: Rob Bates

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