This week in Diamond Shavings: Holiday windows are different this year. A noted Antwerp diamantaire dies. And why Kate Middleton may have the world’s most popular engagement ring. All below.
Signet soars: Comps jump 15% in third quarter.
– Earning call transcript.
– Signet has deferred $78 million in rent payments.
AGTA cancels 2021 GemFair Tucson.
Why U.S. Customs seized $20.7 million in jewelry in Detroit.
Stuller says it’s mostly recovered from cyberattack.
Charles & Colvard no longer faces Nasdaq delisting.
New York Times: Jewelry is selling during pandemic (by Victoria Gomelsky).
Shopping traffic sinks on Black Friday.
– NRF’s holiday forecast misses hungry Americans.
Holiday windows “get subdued.”
– Macy’s windows honor frontline workers.
America’s “hidden depression.”
JSA offers reward for L.A. jeweler’s killer.
Holly Dyment dies.
Antwerp diamantaire Prabodh Mehta dies.
Tacori appoints chief commercial officer.
Watch website Hodinkee hires new CEO.
Diamond market “is recovering” from COVID-19.
Dubai trading organization opens office in Israel.
De Beers asks designers to reimagine the engagement ring.
– New York Times coverage.
De Beers aims for diamond traceability, carbon neutrality.
Children head to diamond mines in pandemic-hit Central African Republic.
Zimbabwe villagers up in arms about mine set up near school.
Owner of missing $930,000 diamond-covered eagle loses latest round in insurance fight.
The “world’s most glamorous quarantine project”: copying the Hope Diamond.
Kate Middleton’s sapphire ring may be the “world’s most popular engagement ring.”
Some bald guy made the New York Times.
– Another interview.
– The Times also talks with author of The Lost Jewels.
Australian publication charts the case for and against diamond rings.
CNN examines engagement ring options.
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