Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Dec. 16

Not yet hacked by Russia

This week: Tiffany’s branded barricades. Doris Payne is in trouble again. And Miley Cyrus rocks a diamond veil. All below.


Four department stores sued over discount practices.


Holiday sales stay strong, Centurion says.


Have you seen these stolen Hearst family heirlooms?


“Middle-class angst” depressing watch sales.

– WSJ: Luxury watchmakers nervous about Christmas. ($; can be found here.)


Tiffany now offering watches on Net-a-Porter.


RIP seminal smartwatch brand Pebble.


J.Crew in talks to restructure debt.


“Fake news” and the issues at Kay Jewelers.


Neiman Marcus core loss widens.


Luxury brands fight fakes, counterfeits in India.


U.S. Supreme Court denies comment on Colorado e-commerce tax.


Unemployment grant sought for 20,000 Indian diamond workers.

– Diamond companies look to new accounting practices.

– Diamond City “loses its shine.”


Ekati fire drags Dominion to quarterly loss.

Conference call transcript.


IDE president says Israel “poised for recovery.”


Documents show the looting of Marange’s diamonds.


2016 Nobel Peace Prize made of Colombian Fairmined gold.


Court case over diamond joint venture in California.


Tiffany sued over shorting workers’ pensions.


Tiffany unveils “branded barricades” near Trump Tower.


Philadelphia mayor blasts Jewelers’ Row project.


Why Burberry turned down Coach takeover.


Luxury brands “need a human touch.”


The engagement ring chatbot.


DGSE appoints fourth CEO in three years.


GSI founder steps down from Kimberley Process group.


Meyers Jewelers founder Meyer Weisman dies.


86-year-old Doris Payne still stealing jewelry.


Rio Tinto vows to defend itself against Steinmetz action.


HRD Antwerp to debut bilingual grading reports.


1.73 ct. diamond found in Arkansas.


Giant 228 ct. diamond on sale at Harrods.


The “most googled” for 2016.


Jewelers of America promotes jewelry for holidays.


New synthetic diamond harder than natural.


Big diamonds bring “a message from the Earth.”


Miley Cyrus wore a diamond veil during The Voice finale.


Media Watch:

Glamour gives guide to buying diamonds online.

– Connecticut newspaper warns against giving diamonds to “unscrupulous jeweler.”

– Nick Cannon talks up “Real Is Rare” for Refinery29. Jezebel has questions.


From the Blog

Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?

“Fake News” and the Issues at Kay Jewelers



Have a great weekend!


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