Aug. 28 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

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

This week in Diamond Shavings: Amazon’s fashion platform looks like a go. What will happen to America’s mom-and-pop shops? And a jeweler donates a kidney to a customer. All below.

 

COVID-19 pandemic accelerates U.S. retail bankruptcies.

– Retail liquidations become more likely as COVID-19 drags on.

– How COVID is dividing the American worker.

 

The marriage between malls and department stores falls apart.

– Mall-based retailers see earnings plunge.

 

Are we seeing the end of America’s mom-and-pop stores?

 

Lord & Taylor to shut all its stores.

 

CNBC helps designer get consigned goods back.

– Neiman Marcus creditors still agitating as bankruptcy wraps up.

 

Nordstrom’s net sales fall 53%.

 

Saks owner Hudson’s Bay Co. drops financing plan.

 

A sneak peek at Tiffany’s remodeled 57th Street flagship.

– Stock falls as LVMH reserves right to fight date extension.

–  Tiffany’s China sales soar as LVMH takeover is pushed back.

 

Pandora sees big online sales growth.

 

Bloomberg on Swarovski’s radical overhaul.

 

Macy’s has the opportunity to grow during pandemic.

 

Rolex availability expected to improve this year.

 

International Jewellery London canceled.

 

Amazon “forging ahead” with new luxury platform.

 

Indian jeweler set to have record-breaking IPO.

 

Lucara CEO Eira Thomas lays out her solution for the industry’s woes.

 

De Beers cuts prices at sight.

– Alrosa follows suit.

 

Botswana expects year to end with no De Beers deal.

– De Beers plans to cut jobs in Botswana.

 

Graff necklace fetches $325,000 at Christie’s online auction.

 

Miner finds 442 ct. diamond that could be worth $18 million.

 

Sierra Leone diamond mine lawsuit part of trend.

 

President Trump set to block controversial Alaska gold mine.

 

Amazon gold mining wipes out rainforest regeneration for years.

 

Indian protestors says Gujarat government “insulting diamond polishers.”

 

New Mexico dealers sentenced to $300,000 fine for selling fake Native American jewelry.

 

Intimidated by money lenders, jeweler brothers hang themselves.

 

India’s CBI wants Blue Corner Notice against Jatin Mehta.

 

Mehul Choksi upset by Bad Boy Billionaires documentary.

 

Jona Rechnitz apparently victim of diamond theft.

 

Celebrated designer Marilyn Cooperman dies.

 

Céline Assimon takes over De Beers retail chain.

 

John Atencio hires Stuller exec Ashley Brown.

 

Hearts On Fire veteran Albee Schimanski joins Jocalio.

 

TV weatherman joins family jewelry business.

 

Jeweler lets man propose by billboard.

 

Designer Kimberly McDonald opens Atlanta store.

 

Canadian vet starts jewelry company to help with her PTSD and aid vets.

 

Influencer marketing “starts to wane.”

 

Jeweler sees big bump due to Michelle Obama necklace (audio).

 

Elvis Presley–owned jewelry auctioned.

 

Dallas attorney receives new kidney from his jeweler.

 

Jewelers Mutual helps fill backpacks of students in need.

 

How Elsa Peretti and Tiffany’s Bone cuff changed jewelry forever.

 

Tiffany diamond takes center stage in new mystery thriller.

 

Here come the diamond-covered face masks.

 

Neil Lane gets bridal footwear deal with Nine West.

 

From the Blog

Lucara Diamond CEO: Industry Sales Must Be Transformed


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 25: Recapping JCK Virtual 2020

 

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