Dec. 15 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: A diamond-cutting robot. David Yurman gets a chatbot. And The Last Jedi has “space jewelry.” All below.


Charming Charlie files Chapter 11, will close 100 stores.

Document list.


JCK’s annual holiday commercial roundup.



Survey: Buzz falling for Signet, rising for Pandora.

– Pandora selects Mindshare as media agency.


Jewelers of America releases consumer, retail market study.

– The 2018 forecast according to jewelry’s big thinkers.

– Can old-school jewelry brands woo millennials.?


IRS steps up AML audits for jewelry companies.


Ventura jewelers share their Thomas Fire experiences.


Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts to close.


Gemfields owner slashes staff, salaries.


The RealReal faces class action over diamond weights.


Swarovski sued for copyright infringement.


GIA defamation case dismissed.


Calif. attorney general targets jewelry manufacturer who (allegedly) sold lead.


New bill targets Signet arbitration policies.


Cartier boycotts Myanmar “genocide” gems.


PAC (now IMPACT) leaving Kimberley Process.


Do consumers care about diamonds’ origins?


In-depth look at the sale of the Peace Diamond.


Profile of DPA CEO Jean-Marc Lieberherr.


Diamond midstream improving efficiency, report says.


Indian firm launches diamond-cutting robot.


Indian ministry seeks lower tax on diamond miners.


De Beers expands fixed-price contract scheme.


De Beers donates Snap Lake equipment to local groups.


Gucci moves fine jewelry line upmarket.


Mall owner Westfield sold.


Target buys same-day delivery company.


Is Costco Amazon-proof?.


The “crazy world” of engagement ring financing.


Jennifer Heebner named executive director of CPAA.


Longtime Macy’s head Terry Lundgren to retire.


Morris Starr dies at 89.


National Jeweler remembers industry people that died this year.


Kendra Scott uses Instagram promotion for holiday party.


David Yurman launches Facebook messenger chatbot.


Ivanka Trump opens store in Trump Tower.


Meghan Markle sparks engagement ring trend.


The Last Jedi has “space jewelry.”


Kay Jewelers donates $100,000 worth of toys to Today toy drive.


Jeweler recognizes Salvation Army volunteer.


Media Watch

The New York Times: What precious gems tells us about the depths of the Earth.

Vogue: What if you don’t like your ring?

Business Insider writer goes shopping, decides she hates diamonds.

Seattle TV station offers engagement ring alternatives.


From the Blog  

JCK’s 2017 Holiday Advertising Roundup

IRS Stepping Up AML Audits of Jewelry Companies


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