Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Jan. 20

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This week: Why more large diamonds may be coming up. The man who might save Tiffany. And a jeweler suffers Trump blowback. All below.

Tiffany & Co. holiday comps fall, as it takes Trump Tower hit.

“Not just Trump.”

The New York Times: Can Reed Krakoff save Tiffany?

Holiday jewelry sales roundup.

Blue Nile launches diamond buy-back service.

Swiss watchmakers optimistic for the year ahead.

– Predict end of two years of crisis.

– Cartiet tones down the glitz.

– Analyst still sees smartwatch threat.

– Why the smartest watches are mechanical.

– Japan becomes rising star in watch industry.

– What it means for a watch to be called Swiss-made.

Europol hosts conference on jewelry robberies.

Five predictions for Tucson gem shows.

Diamond Producers Association hopes for $60 million budget.

– Albert Robinson: Time for a rethink?

Russell Shor/GIA: Why we’ll see more large diamonds.

Indian tax authorities raid 10 Mumbai companies.

De Beers trying to accommodate Indian clients post-demonetization.

–  De Beers pilots fixed-price contracts.

Chaim Even-Zohar on Trump and the Kimberley Process.

Trump gives hope to Pebble mine developer.

Zimbabwe gov’t newspaper: Pricing scandal hits Mbada Diamonds.

There may be diamonds in Nagaland, India.

Chow Tai Fook targeting younger clientele.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry opens third store.

Samuel Aaron to lay off 42.

Timex unit shuts in Arkansas.

Silpada says ex-employees, jewelry store stole merchandise.

Minnesota jeweler sues landlord after burglary.

EBay aims to authenticate high-end items.

– Arkansas man buys fake diamond over eBay.

Claire’s now an IPO no-go.

Nordstrom won’t be closing many stores this year.

– Nordstrom sees C-suite shake-up.

Remembered: Walter Lange, who revived A. Lange & Söhne.

Uneek adds two sales VPs.

The Edge hires Kevin Sweeney.

With Kristin Chenoweth and a birthday cakes, industry celebrates 24 Karat weekend.

– Stephen Webster’s five best quips.

Kim Kardashian details jewel robbery.

– Her jewelry is “gone forever.”

–  Kardashian’s Ocean’s Eight cameo involves jewelry heist.

– Theft work of “graying career criminals.”

Suspect in gold flake theft caught in Equador.

Thief charges $6,000 to stolen card in diamond district.

Trump treasury pick may have issues with Sears.

D.C. jeweler “surprised” at Trump inauguration blowback.

How weird can jewely get? Exhibit spotlights “unusual” jewelry.

Media Watch:

–  The Wall Street Journal on fancy colored diamonds. (Shorter version.)

African Business on diamonds and Botswana.

– CNBC profiles Zameer Kassam, millennial-focused jeweler.

The New York Times profiles Tom Binns.

The New York Times profiles Sean Li, editor of Hong Kong watch publication.

The Daily Telegraph profiles head of Alex and Ani in Australia.

Reader’s Digest gives history of engagement rings.

From the Blog:

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