Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of April 8

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This week: A (small) diamond price rise. Jewelry store robbery on CrimeStoppers Most Wanted list. And how Kylie Jenner popularized the Cartier Love bracelet. All below.


Cecilia Gardner stepping down as JVC president, CEO.


Anthony Capuano named new JBT president.


Michael C. Fina closing store, moving online.


The most popular jewelry searches online.

– How Kylie Jenner popularized the Cartier Love bracelet.


Platinum, silver jewelry had a strong 2015.


How millennials look at diamonds.


Analysis of 2015 diamond pipeline: Producers lost leverage over clients.


De Beers increases diamond prices at sight.

– “Short-lived” rally?


Martin Rapaport on the “synthetic diamond scam.”

– Meeting the lab-grown detection challenge.

– How they sync up with changing attitudes.

– Quartz on Diamond Foundry.


The Panama Papers and the diamond industry.

Haaretz: Israeli diamond tycoons listed.

– Rosy Blue refutes report.


Australian Competition and Consumer Commission not investigating Pandora.


Suit charges Nordstorm, HauteLook sold counterfeit Rolexes.


Amazon hones its fashion sense (subscription required).


Apple introducing new Hermés watch bands.

– Bands now “most interesting thing” about the watch.

– Are smart watch bands coming?

– Fitbit CEO calls Apple Watch “too complicated.”


Secretive watch group wants to expose Swiss industry’s “secrets.”

TAG Heuer partnering with Coachella.


Raynald Aeschlimann named president of Omega.


Ralph Destino joins Cadar.


Kim Pelletier named SVP at Jacmel Jewelry.


Gem photographer John Parrish dies.


Tiffany CEO’s compensation.


De Beers Millennium Jewel sells for $32 million.

– CNN’s 5 facts about it.


Coming up: a 15 ct. pink.


Botswana decided against buying Oppenheimer shares.


India will auction diamond mine.


Can the Kimberley Process get it right in the Central African Republic?


Nunavut review board recommends against diamond exploration.


Can silver keep pace with gold?

– Osama bin Laden was gold bug.


Plukka opening New York City pop-up.


Jewelry store robbery on CrimeStoppers Most Wanted list.


Jeweler Leo Hamel drops out of California assembly race.


DGSE posts $2.3 million net loss.


What happened to Marla Maples’ engagement ring after Trump split?


Rob Kardashian popped the question minutes after getting ring.


Nicki Minaj says her two rings are not engagement rings.


Diamond-encrusted sneakers unveiled in New York City.


The platinum and diamond pacifier.


Jeweler makes a solid gold Hans Solo minifig.


Media Watch: 

The New York Times: Three days at Baselworld, and the joys of customized jewelry.

Bloomberg: Diamonds losing their allure.

Refinery29 on the science behind diamonds.

Jim Cramer interviews Signet CEO Mark Light.

The Telegraph tells woman upset about cheap engagement ring that she needs counseling.


From the Blog

The Panama Papers and the Diamond Business

How Millennials Look at Diamonds (It’s Different From Past Generations)




Have a great weekend!


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