Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of April 24

This week: The Mafia gets involved in Zimbabwe diamonds. Ivanka Trump sues supplier. The best 47th Street slang. All below.


Rogers & Hollands selling lab-grown diamonds.


Pandora confirms U.S. e-commerce plans.

– New ad garners 25 million hits.


David Yurman names Gabriella Forte CEO.


Luxury sales moving online, study says.

– China is growing market for jewelry e-commerce.


AGS Blogging: Looking for new ideas in New Orleans.

– Rapaport seminar on ethics.

– How to market to millennials. (See also Pam Danziger’s talk.)


Jewelry, women, and power (or lack thereof).


Ivanka Trump in court case with former supplier KGK.


Scott Kay surrendered assets under Uniform Commercial Code.


Graff Diamonds’ sales hit $1 billion.


Security expert breaks down London vault heist.


Diamond industry is excessively fragmented.


Indian group releases annual statistics.


De Beers cuts 2015 production goals.


Botswana’s cutting industry may perish.


Alrosa names new president.

– Summary of Alrosa investor day.


Dubai allowing synthetics to be traded.


Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais “close to settling” with generals.


The Mafia looks to get into Zimbabwe diamonds.


Central African Republic expects diamond ban lifted.


Tiffany CEO calls responsible sourcing “nonnegotiable.”


Chaim Even-Zohar on the new Antwerp tax mechanism.


Nearly 80 percent of companies didn’t comply with Dodd-Frank.

New York Times op-ed.


Gitanjali announces restructuring.


HRD appoints new CEO.


Apple Watch: Company’s most profitable item ever?

– Some will get it quicker than they think.

– The New York Times on the watch’s luxury positioning.

– Business Insider says cheapest watch is best.

– Beyoncé, Karl Lagerfeld seen wearing it.

– Why you won’t get one.

– Inevitable unboxing video. 


In Australia, smartwatch-wearing drivers may be fined.


Erie County, N.Y., lawmakers repeal law on secondhand jewelry sales.


House votes to repeal estate tax.


Jet-setting diamond fraudster faces jail.


Single gold bar recovered after heist.


U.S. government ordered to return rare gold coins seized from jeweler’s family.


Indian group mourns veteran trade journalist.


Indian jeweler pulls “racist” ad.


Jeweler mistakenly engraves unwanted message on wedding ring.


Borsheims has 50 ct. diamond in honor of Berkshire-Hathaway’s 50th anniversary.


Ultimate Emerald Cut garners $21 million at Sotheby’s.


342 ct. diamond found in Botswana.


Neuroscience and luxury.


Ring lost at Boston Marathon is found.


World Series rings “have extra bling.”


Students launch jewelry company to save rescue dogs.


Jeweler unveils gold Darth Vader mask.


The New York Times on 47th Street slang.


Media Watch:

Bloomberg on rubies.

Daily Mail on blood diamonds in Angola.

New York Post article on workplace horror stories recounts Diamond District drop-off.

The Guardian says pawnbrokers facing tough time.

Local New York City TV station finds phony appraisals on 47th Street.

Profile of De Beers’ chief information officer.

Style.com on sustainable engagement rings.



From the blog

AGS Blogging: Looking for New Ideas in New Orleans

Rogers & Hollands Selling Lab-Grown Diamonds


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