Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Jan. 22

Your weekly link-pocalypse

This week: Talk grows that will Macy’s will be sold. A diamond industry rebound? The man who took 148 engagement selfies. All below.


Tiffany twisted: Retailer cutting jobs after weak holiday.

 – Stock hitting 52-week low.

– Announces share repurchase program.


Edahn Golan: Light at the end of the tunnel for diamond sales?

– David Brummer: Should industry cater to women who propose?


Report: De Beers reduced prices 7 percent at first sight.

– Rapaport’s 2015 diamond price review.

– Head of Belgian diamond manufacturer’s association on the industry’s crisis.

– Mark Boston: Why we need to promote jewelry design.

– ABN Amro’s report on the diamond industry.


De Beers generic advertising to continue this year.

– Mellier speech.


People of Botswana will name 1,111 ct. diamond.


What it’s like to cut the world’s most expensive diamond.


Dominion Diamond chairman Gannicott resigns, replaced by De Beers vet.

My thoughts.


Jean-Marc Lieberherr leaves Rio Tinto Diamonds.


Itzkowitz, De Witte join Diamond Foundry.


Joseph Green joins Leo Schachter.


Joe McFarland joins J.C. Penney.


Graff names Matthieu Brichet CEO for Europe.


Alexandre Reza dies.


Robyn Lewis, Italian Jewelry Guild head, dies.


Activists call for Macy’s takeover.

– CEO doesn’t see a recession.


Wal-Mart hiking workers’ wages.


Dorfman family talk about their closing store.


South Boston jeweler faces uncertain future.


Downturn threatens independent watch brands.


Jeb Bush realizes Apple Watch can take calls.

– Apple Watch outselling competitors, combined.


Indian diamond industry seeks export-boosting steps.


GIA opens expanded Botswana lab.


Rio Tinto fourth quarter diamond production increases.


Angola hoping to increase diamond production.


National Jeweler editor visits small-scale mines in Kenya.


Gold price increases as Dow falls.

– Four reasons it hasn’t risen more.

– Are miners finally worth a look?


Man who kidnapped jewelry store worker gets 15 years.


Where is the mastermind of Hatton Garden burglary?

– Heist will become film.

– Heist site will become wine bar.

– Did raid get gangster killed?

– One crook considered to be a good plumber.


Pink diamonds scammer gets four years.


 $1 million in diamonds stolen from Hong Kong woman’s safe.


Are supply chain audits really that useful?


Support for Internet sales tax increasing, senator says.


IIa Technologies refutes De Beers patent allegations.


Gilt Groupe a “cautionary tale” for banking on stock options.


Business of Fashion probes the Net-a-Porter/Yoon merger.


Instagram is Fossil’s top social media priority.


Kylie Jenner gets stuck in her Cartier Love bracelet.


Miley Cyrus wearing engagement ring again.


Vogue asks: Would you date a man who wears more jewelry than you?


Enterprising boyfriend makes engagement ring by hand.


Man proposes by taking 148 engagement selfies.


Columnist likes penis bracelet.


Diamond ring thrown in trash in Jerusalem.


Woman suspected of drugging men, talking their Rolexes.


Diamonds used to probe ancient Earth.


Media Watch

Business Insider talks to Chris Del Gatto

Refinery29 writer doesn’t want a “monster” engagement ring.

The Wall Street Journal on Gemfields.

Ethical Corporation interviews Tiffany chief sustainability office.

The New Yorker profiles people who hunt for used jewelry.

Kathy Ireland talks to AGS’s Ruth Batson.


From the Blog

What It’s Like to Cut the World’s Most Expensive Diamond

Activist Investors Are Mostly Terrible, and I Hope Dominion Diamond Ignores Them



Have a great weekend!


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