Dec. 14 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Tourneau and Mayors rebrand. Tiffany is selling sterling silver building blocks. Does Meghan Markle’s jewelry send a secret message? All below.

 

 

JCK’s 2018 holiday jewelry commercial roundup.

 

Better jewelers enjoying “strong holiday.”

– For most retailers, December matters more than Black Friday.

 

New James Allen store is a “laboratory” for Signet.

– Jim Cramer talks to Signet CEO Gina Drosos (video).

 

Mayors Jewelers goes upscale with revamped stores.

 

Lab-grown diamond production rises, but prices fall.

 

Jewelry Exchange says lab-grown line is cheaper than Lightbox.

 

De Beers ready to relax provenance rules.

 

Bank proposes that four diamond miners merge.

 

Cryptocurrency firms get interested in diamonds.

 

One in 10 Americans may own a smartwatch next year.

 

Digital ring sizer PerfectFit designed to integrate with online stores.

 

New York sues Target and Walmart for selling toy jewelry high in lead.

 

Gem group says sapphire color must be stable.

 

Couple claims Samuels sold undisclosed lab-grown diamonds.

 

Another couple claims that Florida jeweler sold moissanite as diamond.

 

Zales faces lawsuit over repair plan.

– Woman says ring went missing at Kay.

 

Alex and Ani brings up Pandora in suit with Sterling.

– Pandora sell-off “hits $7 billion.”

– Pandora U.K. managing director appreciates franchisees.

 

Ken Gassman has a few thoughts on discounting.

 

Inside Macy’s new retail strategy.

 

Inside an Amazon fulfillment center.

 

Cartier remodels Bond Street boutique.

 

Jewelmer opens first U.S. store in Florida.

 

Retail job growth slowed in November 2018.

 

Dominion Diamond CEO Patrick Evans resigns.

– Dominion finds largest diamond in North America

 

Former Pandora exec joins Fossil Group as exec VP.

 

Canadian Jewellers Association gets new management.

 

Borsheims’ security director is retiring after 23 years.

 

Suspects in multiple grab-and-runs arrested.

 

Credit card scammer arrested after trying to rip off jewelry store.

 

FedEx worker accused of stealing jewelry.

 

“Stealing jewelry” prank is kind of stupid and dangerous.

 

Romano Jewelers owner gets jail for scamming military families.

 

Dodgy diamond deal rocks Namibia.

 

Zimbabwe government needs to be transparent, says Global Witness.

 

South Africa diamond mine at odds with community over water.

 

Indian diamond merchant murdered.

 

Indian diamond company’s bank account hacked.

 

King of Thieves dramatizes London jewelry heist.

 

Sarah Jessica Parker demands jewelry company hand over docs.

 

Nikki Reed is talking a lot about her “seed-grown” jewelry.

 

Does Meghan Markle’s jewelry send a secret message?

 

Tiffany is selling sterling silver cans and building blocks.

 

Shinola to open hotel in Detroit next year.

 

Tennessee jeweler holds ugly jewelry contest.

 

Perfume company makes $20 million diamond-encrusted bottles.

 

Jewelry made from bike tubes.

 

Gemstones from opal field turn out to be fossils.

 

Russia may have new way to find diamonds.

 

 

Diamond recovered from sewer, flushed down toilet.

 

Woman seeks owner of diamond ring found on bus.

 

Media Watch

Malaysian website Star2 talks to Charles Rosario of Lazare Kaplan.

The New York Times on diamond comparison shopping.

Phys.org on the science of lab-grown diamonds.

CNBC’s Advancements With Ted Danson to look at diamonds on the blockchain.

Florida Today on the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Human Rights Watch director writes about jewelry and human rights in Miami Herald.

People has list of best celebrity engagement rings.

Fortune talks to Kendra Scott.

 

From the Blog  

JCK’s 2018 Holiday Jewelry Commercial Roundup

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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