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Aug. 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Is Gucci next brand to sell lab-grown? A shooting at the Mall of America. And people freak out about Kate Middleton’s missing engagement ring. All below.


What recession? Swiss watch industry shows “staggering growth”

– J.P. Morgan says recession far less likely


Mall owners say retailers are still opening stores

– American Dream mall misses $8.8 million loan payment


Shots fired at Mall of America

– Mall reopens as police search for suspects


Tiffany’s inclusive luxury program could “transform the trade”


Paul Zimnisky: What a “mature” lab-grown diamond market looks like

– Peter Smith: Why passing on “lab-grown diamonds” may be a “risky bet”


Is Gucci next brand to enter lab-grown fashion? (I asked Gucci for comment on this; it has not responded.)


“Why memo is good for the trade”


Botswana president sees “progress” on diamond pact with De Beers

– Dazzle of Botswana mines lures Surat diamantaires


Diamond market “uncertain” during summer slowdown


What happens to sacred site after diamonds dry up?

– The Australian diamonds “no one can see”


American Gem Trade Association appoints John Ford CEO

– Wants to give group a “higher profile”


Ryan Ross appointed president of Neiman Marcus


Meistersinger names new CEO


RJC appoints Satta Matturi to its board


Day’s Jewelers names new VP of merchandising


Jewelers of America names new board members


Gemstone dealer Bill Heher dies


New York Times obit on Terry Castro


Nehal Modi gets three to nine years for grand larceny


Five former Canara Bank staffers freed in Winsome Diamonds case

– Why U.K. court passed ‘worldwide freezing order’ against Indian merchant


N.Y. law firm sues over sale of 25 ct. diamond ring


Alibaba among firms that face SEC delisting


Switzerland bans Russian gold imports


Russian jeweler Sokolov still planning IPO


Rolex and Patek Philippe watches are better “than money in the bank”


Diesel founder wants to build Italian rival to LVMH


Walmart lays off 200 from corporate workforce


EBay loses e-commerce’s pandemic surge


Instagram hits pause on latest controversial changes


The Last Line is a jewelry store like no other


Jewelry sales “shine” in China


Internet “freaking out” because Kate Middleton didn’t wear engagement ring


Unraveling the mystery of Erika Jayne’s diamond earrings


Tadej Pogačar auctioning diamond-encrusted shoes at Tour de France


Diamond-inspired superyacht has a real-life waterfall


After 350 years, sea gives up jewels lost in shipwreck


Montana jeweler seeks owner of lost engagement ring


Goat breaks into Spanish jewelry store


Media Watch

Investors’ Chronicle on lab-grown

New Zealand publication reviews Nothing Lasts Forever

Dear Prudence: Help! My fiancé bought a huge diamond ring I don’t want


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 75: Secondhand Watches, Entering The Jewelry Industry, Showtime’s Diamond Documentary



Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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