Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 14

This week. The “dysfunctional” diamond industry. De Beers may go back to Charterhouse Street. And man runs away with woman’s ring—on a date. All below.


New Tiffany CEO: veteran of Diesel, Sephora, and Bulgari.

– Marketwatch: Tiffany “has lost its luster.”

– Bloomberg: Jewelry biz “has lost its allure.”

My thoughts.


Amazon says Prime Day sales jumped 60 percent.

– “The new Black Friday.”

– Amazon is “eating the retail world.”

– Prime Day jewelry deals.

– Prediction: Amazon will be “broken up.” (Video.)


Lab reports lab-grown single-cut diamonds.


The new moissanite has a detector problem.


Recycled diamonds: A double-edged sword?


The diamond family is “dysfunctional.”


DGSE Companies wants to buy 27-store pawnshop chain.


Sears Holdings closing another 43 stores.


Iconic Parisian boutique Colette closing doors.


Michael Hill comps fall 13 percent.


Boutiques start to leave Madison Avenue.


Sarine claims patent infringement


Jawbone’s demise: The end of wearables?


Louis Vuitton debuts a smartwatch.


How blockchain will disrupt metals and mining.


Online jeweler said to be “shaking up” the industry.


How De Beers finds diamonds on the sea floor.

– How diamond mining is being “reshaped” in poor countries. ($)


Anglo American may return to old De Beers headquarters.


Dominion Diamond takeover talks heat up.


India to be second largest market for Forevermark.


Luminox, Mondaine brands get new North American CEO.


Graff appoints new U.S. president of sales.


New director appointed for Corum and Eterna watch brands.


J.C. Penney CFO resigns.


John Hardy CEO featured in story on gay CEOs.


Scio Diamond restructures debt.


Pandora extends Disney linkup.


Tiffany Trump makes jewelry as a hobby.


Man runs away with diamond ring on first date.


How diamonds help us understand the Earth.


Jewelry maker specializes in necklaces made of pasta.


From the Blog

Tiffany Really Really Wants to Be Cool.

The New Moissanite Has a Detector Problem


Have a great weekend!


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