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Dec. 10 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Don’t expect discounts this holiday. What Tiffany’s new stores will look like. And you probably shouldn’t publicly accuse people of stealing your jewelry. All below.


The omicron variant: the view from Botswana.

– What does omicron mean for retailers’ fight against vaccine mandate?


Jewelry sales soared in November.

– U.S. sales of platinum jewelry strengthen.

– Diamond prices firm amid market optimism.


Consumer confidence is low, but people are spending.

– Why it’s hard to find good holiday deals this year.

– Some malls have become “wastelands.”


Tiffany & Co. reveals new store design elements.


Patek’s Nautilus Ref. 5711 gets grand finale at Tiffany.


Louis Comfort Tiffany Medusa necklace delivers beautiful results


Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri, is very new.


Watches of Switzerland weening itself from dependency on the “big three.”


McKinsey: Sustainability becomes more important in fine jewelry and watches.


Pomellato debuts traceability app for jewelry.


Digital identification proving pearl provenance.


Kimberley Process adopts framework for “responsible sourcing.”


Zimbabwe’s KP chairmanship gives it a “chance to shine.”


De Beers to begin diamond exploration in Angola.

– A “new frontier” for Angola’s diamond industry.


Presentation on responsibly sourced gemstones (video).


Is Israel considering another free trade zone for diamonds?


Surat diamond merchants hoping for tax cuts in new budget.


GIA launches new consumer ad campaign.


Matthew Tratner becomes VP of Sarine North America.


Shinola parent Bedrock names new CEO.


Fossil’s namesake brand gets new exec from Neiman Marcus.


Phillips appoints Benoît Repellin as head of jewelry, Europe.


Human rights activist Dewa Mavhinga dies.


Mining billionaire Beny Steinmetz arrested at Athens, Greece, airport.


Amazon is fined $1.3 billion in Italy for antitrust violations.


Retail CEOs say things are stolen from their stores, then sold online.


Retail thefts “become more brazen.”


Feds say insurer is liable for $1.4 million in jewelry duties bill (subscription required).


Rio Tinto, Star Diamond settle legal dispute.


Erica Mena apologizes to woman she accused of stealing her jewelry.


How actor Ele Keats got into jewelry.


Archeologists uncover jewels from Queen Nefertiti’s time.


Jewels become “characters” in new miniature exhibit.


The story behind the yellow diamond featured in Death on the Nile.


Tupac Shakur’s jewelry becomes an NFT.


New “floating diamonds” eliminate claws and clasps.


Belgium museum offers class in diamond painting.


“Ugly diamonds” get a makeover.


Europe’s first diamond mine finds pink gems.


The Okavango Blue Diamond offers “a lesson in geology.”


Can diamonds be found in space?


Can diamonds originate methane?


The diamond family welcomes new member: paracrystalline diamond.


Kinetic jewelry that “moves when you do.”


Designer creates jewelry inspired by “science and mathematics.”


Art students give old jewelry a major makeover.


The Indian tradition of “sugar jewelry.”


North Carolina jeweler Bailey’s collaborates on gingerbread house.


Jewelry helps calm tremors for 92-year-old man with Parkinson’s.


Man who took diamond from heirloom “sparks outrage.”


Man excited he proposed with a $7 ring.


From the Blog

The Omicron Variant: The View From Botswana


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 58: A Look Back At 2021



Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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