Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Feb. 10

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This week: Last year was a good one for the U.S. jewelry industry. Two jewelers arrested on drug charges. And Vacheron Constantin sells online. All below.

Tiffany CEO Cumenal resigns, replaced by successor Kowalski.

– My thoughts: Changing too fast—or not fast enough?

– Articles on Tiffany in Racked, WWD, Bloomberg, and Rapaport.

– Analyst: Management turnover “is disturbing.”

Rolex, Cartier, Tiffany, Chow Tai Fook land on valuable brand list.

U.S. jewelry sales “stay strong” in 2016.

– Sales will increase this year, NRF says.

Pandora’s U.S. revenue falls in fourth quarter.

Earnings call transcript.

– Pandora acquires African store network.

Future of Ivanka Trump jewelry line uncertain, retailers say.

– Drops out of Couture Jewelry Show.

– Neiman Marcus drops jewelry line.

– T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s get rid of signage.

Blue Nile shareholders okay acquisition.

Vacheron Constantin to sell watches online.

– Company names new CEO.

Michelle Graff on Macy’s malaise.

Plumb Club opens up membership.

Fear pressing gold prices higher under President Trump.

Executive order targets “conflict minerals” rule.

2017: Year of “stabilization” for diamond industry.

Diamond Producers Association will scrutinize detection machines.

Indian banks ask jewelers for more transparency.

Avi Krawitz: Signs of recovery for Indian jewelry market.

Rio Tinto gifts would-be Bunder mine to India.

Argyle mine “faces uncertain future.”

De Beers shelves Canadian mine expansion.

Gahcho Kue discovers 68 ct. diamond.

Take-over of Zimbabwe diamond firms deemed “unlawful.”

Gem expert Jules Sauer dies.

Brianna Miller joins Tacori.

Accredited Gemologists Association honors Al Gilbertson.

California Jeweler arrested for alleged theft.

– Missing rings discovered in pawn shop.

Wisconsin jeweler arrested on meth charges.

Upstate New York jeweler facing drug charges, too.

Thieves arrested, thanks to JSA bulletin.

Jeweler’s Row condo project generates more controversy (video).

What new features are coming to Apple Watch?

The Richline Group debuting wearable collection.

Swatch making its own smartwatch.

Phones, watches may be cut with diamonds.

Patriots owner wants Super Bowl ring back from Putin.

Media Watch:

Local TV stations comparison-shop diamonds in Philadelphia, Orlando, and Seattle.

Segments on lab-grown diamonds in North Carolina and Florida.

Financial Post on diamonds and millennials.

Crain’s New York Business interviews Zameer Kassam.

Consumer Reports has financial tips when buying jewelry.

From the Blog:

Future of Ivanka Trump Jewelry Line Uncertain, Retailers Say

Is Tiffany Changing Too Fast—Or Not Fast Enough?

Have a great weekend!

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