Dec. 1 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Who scored big on Black Friday? New lawsuit with Ivanka Trump’s jewelry company. A diamond-encrusted yarmulke. All below.

 

How jewelry brands marked Cyber Monday.

– Cyber Monday hits record.

– Black Friday winners and losers.

– Amazon has biggest sales day ever.

– Kohl’s, Black Friday, and the sad, sad state of retail.

– Holiday catalogs come back.

 

Affluent millennials favor Rolex, Tiffany.

 

Millennials say that engagement rings symbolize “ownership.”

 

Tiffany comp sales decline.

– Earnings call transcript.

 

Birks’ comps fall 10 percent.

 

Signet credit sell-off raises issues for customer.

 

Things could be looking up for Pandora.

 

14.93 Ct. Pink Promise scores $31.8 million, setting record.

 

51 ct. Russian diamond fails to sell.

 

Exit interview with Chaim Even-Zohar.

– His final DIB.

– Ernie Blom pays tribute.

 

Jennifer Heebner gets to know the Peace Diamond.

– The story of the 476 ct. diamond from Sierra Leone.

 

Albert Robinson: Did China cause Mugabe downfall?

 

South Africa mulls investing in Surat factory.

 

Diamond industry companies decide who employees vote for.

 

The story of the Diamond District “godfather.”

– Family of victim still grieves.

 

Russell Simmons steps down from business after accusations.

 

Providence jeweler busted in undercover arrest.

 

Jeweler sues city over arrest.

 

Jewelry robbers use old-man masks.

 

Jeweler claims he was stiffed by Ivanka Trump’s company.

 

New diamond e-tailer uses artificial intelligence.

 

Erik Jens leaves ABN AMRO.

 

Eleven James names Olivier Reza CEO.

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Edward Johnson joins Responsible Jewellery Council.

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Guillaume Robic appointed director of Chaumet Heritage.

 

Industry veterans form WatchBox.

 

Third Jewelry Industry Summit scheduled.

 

The scoop on Meghan Marklee’s engagement ring.

– Will Prince Harry wear a pink?

 

A look at Zsa Zsa Gabor’s diamonds.

 

A diamond-encrusted yarmulke.

 

Mismatches are hip in jewelry.

 

Media Watch

Cosmopolitan writer doesn’t want engagement ring.

Millennials “killing the diamond industry,” says Civilized/Cracked.

Diamond Producers Association buys sponsored content in New York Times.

HuffPo: Cleaning your jewelry without jewelry cleaner.

 

From the Blog

Exit Interview With Chaim Even-Zohar

Kohl’s, Black Friday, and the Sad, Sad State of Retail

 

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