Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Aug. 4

This week. Why jewelers can’t sleep. Eyebrows raised over Tiffany campaign. And jewelry that looks like crawling bugs. All below.


Legendary jeweler Fred Leighton dies.


Mixed picture on industry crime.


Guy Bedarida buys part of Marina B.


Are shoppers turning away from expensive jewelry?

– Millennials turning away from pricey engagement rings.

– Society ladies warm to fake jewels.

– Pam Danziger: Selling diamonds to millennials.


What keeps jewelers up at night?


More retailers embracing Amazon.


Buccellati acquisition completed.


New Horizons Jewelry Show canceled.


Experiential diamond retailer opening on Fifth Avenue.


Forevermark opens branded store in India.


Generation Z likes consignment.


Tiffany & Co. among retailers who rake in the most money per square foot.


Is Tiffany campaign too similar to rivals’?


Why Signet could shine again.


Pandora may still see plenty of growth.


Should Hudson’s Bay sell Saks?


Eddie Lampert’s loan won’t save Sears.


Two arrested for trying to steal Sarine’s IP.


Alibaba, Kering join forces to stop counterfeits.


Leviev-Klein dispute settled.


Reed Jewelers settles lawsuit with ex-employee.


New Mexico looks to strengthen laws on Indian art (and jewelry).


Impact of Russian sanctions on diamond industry unclear.


Mumbai diamantaire disappears, defaults.


Five things you (probably) don’t know about the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.


Diamond mine coming to Finland.


These five diamonds are all from the same rough.


Alrosa searching for workers after diamond mine flood.

De Beers Botswana eyes highest production in three years.


A list of the latest smart rings.


New high-tech jewelry looks like insects.


Apple Watch shipments estimated at 30 million.


Did Samsung accidentally disclose its smartwatch?


De Beers adds to executive committee.


WJA honors Gardner, Donahue, Pollak, Day’s.


Q&A with Bruce Bridges about tsavorite’s 50th anniversary.


GIA offering $2 million in scholarships in 2018.


Two tons of ivory crushed in Central Park.


David Crosby writes song about blood diamonds.


Kanye West jewelry now available at Colette’s.


When jewelers turn handbag designers.


Women wear engagement rings to stop street harassment.


“Angel” finds lost engagement ring on the beach.


Man digs up grandma’s grave, steals jewelry from coffin.


Scientists find way to make thin diamonds.


Media Watch

Good Morning America interviews founder of Alex and Ani.


From the Blog

Are Shoppers Turning Away From Expensive Jewelry?

Jewelry Store 2.0? Experiential Diamond Retailer Opening on Fifth Avenue


Have a great weekend!


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