Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup, Week of July 2

This week: Tiffany wants to be major force in the watch market. Maybe jewelers should forget millennials. Is Michael Kors killing Macy’s? All below.


Jewelers expect bump in business after same-sex marriage ruling.

– Rainbow watch ad left jeweler in quandary.

– How jewelers can embrace equality.

My thoughts.


Ken Gassman: Jewelers should forget millennials, target the rich.

– Survey: More women buying jewelry for themselves.


Birks’ comps rise 16 percent, but it still posts loss.


Diamond groups call for grading crackdown.


Andrew Bone to take over Responsible Jewellery Council.


Kroger president Mike Ellis retires.


Controversy over CEO suspension at Gem-A.

– Board member resigns.

– The group responds.


British jewelry associations merge.

– New president addresses concerns.


Nearly $900,000 in thefts reported at Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.


Another default rocks India.


Indian diamond traders can now interact with miners.


Electronic diamond exchange launches in Singapore.


What if lab-created diamonds create an emotional connection?


Scio Diamond sees net revenue drop 48 percent.


Alrosa discusses new partnership with Angola.

– Why Alrosa’s results are not as good as they seem.


West Australian diamond Ellendale mine unexpectedly closes down.


New diamond deal to earn Namibia $550 million.

– Namdeb CEO leaves for government position.


The new voice of Kimberley Process reform: Dubai?

– “Familiar battle lines” drawn.

– Central African Republic receives road map for compliance.


U.S. human rights report notes child labor in diamond regions.


Layoffs coming at De Beers’ Snap Lake mine.


Monsoon washes away lives in Indian diamond district.

– Surat braces for onslaught of migrants.


San Francisco retail bill of rights may “rock” the industry.


Lia Sophia guarantee misled customers, suit charges.


Kohl’s settles with California prosecutors over Kohl’s Cash.


Michael Kors may be driving Macy’s into the ground.


Tiffany wants watches to represent 10 percent of its turnover.


Analyst sees decrease in smartwatch demand.

– Is Fitbit outselling Apple Watch?


Amazon playing the “long game” in fashion.


Alibaba no Amazon in the United States.


Net-a-Porter founder to stay following acquisition.


Greek jeweler struggles to do business without banks.


New Delhi Rajesh Exports to make acquisitions in Europe.


Shlomo Moussaieff, jeweler to royalty, dies at 92.


Diamond Dealers Club treasurer Jacob Zupnick dies.


The 10 wealthiest jewelers in India.


Woman finds 8.52 ct. diamond at Arkansas park.


House of Kahn plans to sell namesake building (subscription required).


Janet Jackson announces diamond jewelry collection


Opulent Jewelers launches subscription program.


Jeweler discovers he’s related to Declaration of Independence signer.


Tiffany watch collection shows new focus on men.

– Tiffany display brings New York City to London.


Arab “supercar” has diamond headlights.


Media Watch:

– World Policy Institute on the Kimberley Process.

– Huffington Post talks to Tiffany’s chief gemologist.

– Business Insider Australia goes inside the Argyle Pink Tender.

Glamour: “five scams” of engagement rings.

Parade asks how you divide jewelry in an estate.

Cosmopolitan has proposals reimagined with pizza.


From the blog:

Same-Sex Marriage and Our Industry

The New Voice of Kimberley Reform: Dubai? 



Have a great July 4 weekend!

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