Aug. 7 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Are indoor malls an endangered species? New York’s attorney general is investigating Amazon. And the diamond ring that doubles as a watch. All below.

 

Gold price sails over $2,000 as gold jewelry demand hits eight-year low.

– Fifth record in a row.

– Is $4,000 next?

 

AGS lab to resume grading lab-grown diamonds.

 

Uncertainty surrounds the next 24 Karat weekend.

 

Lord & Taylor files for Chapter 11, seeks buyer.

– Plans to close half its stores.

– Tracing its downfall.

 

Nordstrom lays off unspecified number of sales staffers.

 

J.C. Penney lenders seek higher bids.

 

With pandemic, retail bankruptcies approach highest number in a decade.

– July figures cast doubt on retail recovery.

 

Is the future of malls outside?

 

How COVID-19 changed DTC’s relationship with brick-and-mortar.

 

Five retail trends on National Jeweler’s radar.

 

Landlords give retailers more lease options.

 

The industry struggles with the need for diversity.

– Women’s Jewellery Network closes.

 

Signet CEO talks about the company’s “transformation.”

 

More luxury jewelers are going digital.

 

Glossy: “Fine jewelry continues to sell.”

 

California TV station says “pandemic-weary” consumers are going to independent jewelers.

 

How to market jewelry during the pandemic.

 

WFDB acting president sees signs of recovery.

– South Africa’s diamond polishers try to revive their fortunes.

– Indian leaders urge “self-discipline.”

– “We’re not there yet.”

 

U.S. government sues Anaya Gems for not declaring full value of items.

 

CBI registers case against jewelry company accused of bank fraud.

 

Nirav Modi is still in custody.

 

New York’s attorney general to investigate Amazon market power.

 

New film shows lives of Sierra Leone diamond miners.

 

Cartier’s great-great-grandson debuts engagement ring platform.

 

Frederick Goldman appoints VP, B2B e-commerce.

 

Facet Barcelona U.S. names Stacie Orloff president of commercial team.

 

Alrosa taps Igor Simonov to head occupational health and safety.

 

Richemont nominates African female empowerment leader to its board of directors.

 

Industry leader Roger Gesswein Jr. dies.

 

Rolex Daytona JPS breaks record for highest price paid for watch online.

 

Pandora announces Star Wars collection.

 

New York jeweler vows to stay in business.

 

London Jewelers seeks tax break for new headquarters.

 

Another jeweler hiding items as part of treasure hunt.

 

Indian laborer becomes millionaire overnight with diamond find.

 

The diamond ring that doubles as a watch.

 

Sofia Richie swipes her dad’s jewelry.

 

From the Blog  

The Industry Struggles With the Need for Diversity

 

From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 24: Guests Sarin Bachmann and Kate Youngstrom

 

 

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