Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week …Spence Diamonds changes diamond return policy … Saturday Night Live invents a very odd diamond product… And Cartier gets upset about a hat… All below …

 

Costco wants to make Tiffany setting a generic term.

– Tiffany: Only we can make one.

– Tiffany’s suit about “protecting the brand.”

– Trademark attorneys weigh in.

 

JSA: Jewelry crime up, dollar losses down.

Full statistics.

 

Report: Couture, JA, National Jeweler owner being sold.

JCK owner Reed to buy? (Dutch-language site.)

 

101.3 ct. D-flawless to be sold at Christie’s.

– Sotheby’s, Alrosa sign deal.

Largest, cleanest whitest synthetic diamond ever?

 

Gemesis suit mentions “investigation, subpoena” in undisclosed synthetic case.

 

Report: U.S. looking at gold price manipulation.

 

New diamond solitaire price index debuts.

 

Spence Diamonds changes policy following CBC story.

 

Cartier not happy about prankster. (Frank language, but funny.)

 

Saturday Night Live invents new diamond product. (Also frank language. Also funny.)

 

Bulgari assets seized in tax probe.

– Won’t hurt brand.

 

Zale presents at investor conference.

 

Neiman Marcus shuts eBay store.

 

J.C. Penney vendors get surcharge.

– Inventory slashed.

– Says CEO isn’t leaving.

– Admits “huge miss” with core customer.

 

Chaim Even-Zohar on Botswana production and De Beers. (No paywall.)

 

Surat diamond markets shut in tax protest.

– Normalcy returns.

– Manufacturers unhappy about protest.

 

Omega  Diamonds settles tax dispute.

 

Angolan generals sue journalist over “blood diamond” book.

 

Sheik buys stake in Zimbabwe diamond mining company.

– Zimbabwe finance minister pleads for diamond money.

 

Man caught with 26,000 diamonds on “nothing to declare” line.

 

Edahn Golan: Believe in Japan!

– Japanese jeweler celebrates Pi Day with 0.314 ct. diamonds.

 

Ben Bridge opening in old Lacy & Co. space.

 

Former Rolex CEO dies.

 

Jewelry wholesaler pleads guilty to illegal ivory trading.

 

Maroon 5 headlines JCK Rocks the Beach.

  

Napoleon’s engagement ring goes up for auction.

 

De Beers celebrates 125th anniversary.

 

Anti-aging cream made up of space diamonds.

 

Superheated water can corrode diamonds.

  

Giant wave nearly ruins proposal.

 

Media Watch:

Vibe on celebrity engagement rings.

 

From the Blog:

Celebrate Pi Day With … Diamonds?

Is Tiffany Setting a Generic Term?

Largest, Cleanest, Whitest Synthetic Diamond Ever?

 

Have a great weekend …

JCK News Director