This week: De Beers’ retail chain is a money loser. Apple’s iWatch may be just around the corner. And why you shouldn’t strap diamonds to a sports car. All below.
Fortunoff returns to brick-and-mortar-retail.
Report: RapNet bans EGL International reports. More on this next week.
– Modest proposal: We need a new diamond grading scale.
Kay, Zales differences a “big question,” execs admit.
– Transcript of Signet “investor day.”
De Beers retail chain: A big money loser.
De Beers exec giving presentation to New York City bankers.
Apple iWatch/wearable to be announced next week?
– Won’t ship until next year.
– Might cost $400.
– Patent details wireless charging.
– Apple designer: Switzerland in trouble.
New Swatch timepiece will include smart fitness-focused features.
Apps let you sell luxury watches.
New Intel bracelet to be sold at Barneys.
David Yurman sues Sam’s Club for selling its products.
Virginia jeweler sues rival over online review.
Tiffany appoints new exec VP.
Kimberly McDonald names new president.
EU considering sanctions against Russian diamonds.
De Beers owner Anglo American open to takeovers.
– Glencore not interested.
Editorial on De Beers influencing change in the industry.
Lazare Kaplan’s revenue up, but uncertainties remain.
Indian manufacturers cope with defaults, slow Diwali.
Diamond imports into India fall.
Indian companies eager for sightholder status.
Israeli groups want to establish modern factory.
Eleven people arrested in diamond-smuggling ring.
New Botswana mine revives Bushman controversy.
– First underground mine in Botswana.
More killings over Marange gems.
Bono-led antipoverty group calls out corruption in Zimbabwe diamond sector.
Deadly clashes at African gold mine.
Lesotho turmoil concerns miners.
South African diamond diggers battle over legal status.
Do mine tailings hold unlimited diamonds?
Luxury goods now discounted in China.
LVMH ends copyright dispute with Google.
Yelp wins court case accusing it of extortion.
Neiman Marcus to open store in Manhattan.
E-tailer calls for end of Photoshopping models.
Arthur Cohen, former president of Pulsar Time, dies.
Joan Rivers: Jewelry shopping “should be fun.”
Sean Kingston sued for not paying jewelry bill.
Bonhams to auction Duke of Windsor’s diamond frog.
Leibish to display Purple Orchid in Hong Kong.
New super-slim engagement ring box.
Hotels experiment with engagement ring packages.
Thief in Utah swallows diamond ring.
Diamond lost after being strapped to a sports car.
Fireman returns diamond ring found on beach.
The Wall Street Journal: Diamond miners helped by U.S. economic recovery.
Financial Times sees diamonds on the upswing.
The New York Times (and JCK EIC) on military watches.
The Telegraph has real-life diamond heists.
The Wall Street Journal on antique jewelry.
The Economist profiles designer Wallace Chan.
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