Dec. 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This is the last Diamond Shavings of the year. This feature will start again the first week of January. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2018.

This week: The L.A. jewelry district will have less jewelry. An Indian company faces money laundering charges. And garbage men sort through trash for hours to help a woman find her ring. All below.

 

 

Nearly half of shoppers are waiting until last minute.

– Most jewelry consumers still want to talk to jeweler.

– Super Saturday: What to expect.

 

76 percent of shoppers buying mostly on Amazon.

– Is Amazon Prime reaching saturation point?

 

Retail bankruptcies hit highest number since 2011.

 

Bon-Ton misses $14 million interest payment.

 

L.A. jewelry district to have less jewelry.
Saturday Night Live parodies Pandora.

– Teacher charged with selling fake Pandora charms.

 

Paul Zimnisky reviews the diamond industry’s 2017.

 

Christie’s, Sotheby’s rake in $1 billion in jewelry sales.

 

Alrosa makes foray into generic marketing.

 

Exelco chapter 11 case dismissed.

 

Dan Gertler now subject to OFAC sanctions.

– Glencore cuts ties.

– Spokesman hopes for “remedy”.

 

Indian diamond company being investigated for money laundering.
Providence jewelry distributor pleads guilty to defrauding factoring company.

– Other Providence jeweler pleads guilty to drug charges.

 

Belgian financial authority warns against phony diamond investments.

 

Australian diamond dealer ordered to return missing gems.

 

India to lead Kimberley Process reform committee.

– Michelle Graff has notes on the KP.

 

Mbada workers sue for unpaid salary.

 

Why the sale of the Peace Diamond was significant.

– Graff acquires the 476 ct. Prosperity Diamond.

 

Human rights advocates ” target Bulgari over Burmese rubies.

 

Pebble Mine kicks off permitting process.
Jerry Taylor joins Riva Precision Manufacturing.

 

Nathalie Diamanthis to head Kering Jewelry, North America.

 

Cartier is now the largest jeweler at Harrod’s.

 

Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show changes venue.
Meghan Markle wears snowflake earrings by Birks to Queen’s Lunch.

 

Joe Mixon went on jewelry shopping spree before NFL draft.
Juicy J had Tiffany-themed bridal shower.

 

Garbagemen spent hours looking for women’s diamond ring.

 

Firefighter proposes at Christmas parade.

 

Media Watch

Ad Age says legacy jewelers have “lost their luster.”

Cosmopolitan says couples should shop for a ring together.

Washington Post on why so many people get engaged around the holidays.

 

From the Blog  

Diamond Billionaire Dan Gertler Now Subject to OFAC Sanctions

Why the Sale of the Peace Diamond was Significant

 

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