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This week: Discounts are terrible, but everyone does them. Are the heads of a jewelry chain possessed? Trump might end watch tradition. All below.
Pantone names Greenery the color of 2017.
American Gem Society appoints next CEO
The “changing landscape for independent jewelers”
Estate jewelry sales “are climbing.”
How luxury brands can revive their sales.
Department store guru calls discounts “a cancer”
– Lawsuit targets department stores over discounts
– Deals pick up as holiday nears
Endless Jewelry North and South America goes Chapter 7.
Judge overturns new overtime rule
Gold price manipulation lawsuit settled for $60 million
– Chinese consumers scoop up gold at bargain prices.
Cartier sues jewelry company in counterfeiting suit
Possible Breitling sale has “curious” timing
Watches to be 10 percent “Swiss made” after new year
Switzerland increasingly buying back its own watches
TAG Heuer bucking downturn, expanding into new markets
Patek Philippe celebrates 20 years of iconic ad campaign.
Apple claims its smartwatch having “record sales”
The Pebble watch is dead.
Blue Nile did not receive any more takeover bids.
Sears lost $748 million in latest quarter
– Top executives leave company
Rio Tinto calls diamonds a “priority area.”
– What options does it have?
This Indian commercial on CVD diamonds is concerning the industry.
De Beers pledges $5 million to expand Surat diamond grading center
– GIA offering melee synthetic screening
The New York Times interviews new De Beers CEO
Avi Krawitz: The diamond industry “banks on legitimacy.”
Bloomberg: Why Modi’s not the industry’s best friend.
– Gemfields delays emerald auction due to Indian demonetization.
– Demonetization hurts Indian gold market
Botswana mine to lay off 450 workers
Environmental groups take De Beers to court over mercury.
Cameroon rejects diamond trafficking allegations.
Trial of Botswana diamond dealers coming up
Zimbabwe diamond production drops 62 percent.
South Africa State Diamond Trader gets new chief, replacing Abbey Chikane
Three charged in New Jersey jewel thefts
Toll Brothers includes height of Jeweler’s Row project
Christina Caruso named creative director of Judith Ripka Brands
Dione Kenyon elected GIA chair
MJSA appoints new chair
Rent the Runway opens first flagship
Hedge fund halves Signet Jewelers stake
Six reasons an analyst likes Tiffany
Colo. state rep says Zale management “possessed by demons”
Trump might end presidential watch tradition.
FLOTUS wore these pearl earrings to the Kennedy Center Honors.
Jeweler thanks soldier with free engagement ring
Lebanese bride covers herself in diamonds
Pandora apologizes for ring snub
Six myths about the Koh-i-Noor
– Racked on buying jewelry online
– Interview with CEO of De Beers retail chain (video)
– The New York Times retraces the 47th Street gold flake theft.
– Glamour asks: Would you wear an engagement watch?
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