Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Aug. 18

This week: Department stores turning around, maybe. Hedge funds bet against Pandora. And three lost-and-found diamond stories. All below.

 

Why the U.K.’s leading jeweler bought Mayor’s.

 

How the Neil Lane deal could be a trailblazer.

 

De Beers not participating in GIA program.

 

Chow Tai Fook unveils “traceable” diamond brand.

 

Lab-grown diamond company opens LA retail store.

 

More Brits getting engaged without buying rings.

 

Millennial women see diamonds as long-term investment.

 

U.S. jewelry sales see increase in June.

– U.S. jewelry, watch sales hit record last year.

 

Hedge funds are betting against Pandora.

 

Department store turnarounds taking hold.

 

How a jeweler is “surviving the retail apocalypse.

 

Amazon launches vending machine-style pickup stations.

 

NYC SoHo shopping district is dying.

 

Auction houses selling watches.

 

Fitbit’s first-ever smartwatch.

 

Movado debuts high-end smartwatch.

 

Former Apple exec Pruniaux becomes CEO of Ulysse Nardin.

 

Costco’s final toll to Tiffany: $19.35 million.

 

Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz arrested.

– He leaves custody.

 

JSA offers reward for jeweler’s murder.

 

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers holding convention.

 

Bijules opens new showroom.

 

4.03 ct. fancy intense blue diamond up for action.

 

Is crotch jewelry a thing?

 

Jewelry that crawls on you.

 

Women looks for gold, finds a diamond.

 

Lost engagement ring found around carrot.

 

Amazing story: Couple finds engagement ring, nine years later, in Italy.

 

Man buys 5,000 bowls of noodles to thank restaurant for finding engagement ring.

 

Why Princess Diana always wore her engagement ring.

 

Ksenia Tsaritsina gets a 70 carat engagement ring.

 

 

Media Watch

Nerdwallet’s tips for buying diamonds online.

 

From the Blog

This Jewelry Crawls on You

Why the Neil Lane Deal Could Be a Trailblazer

De Beers Not Participating in GIA Program

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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