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.

Edward Johnson joins Responsible Jewellery Council.

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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