Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 15

Find the Pokémon

This week: Could Macy’s follows Sears? Watch kids discover the joy of jewelry. And Khloe Kardashian’s jewelry drawer. All below.


JCK show returning to the Sands.


Video claims women offered less than men for diamond trade-ins.


How Amazon generated real business with a fake holiday.

– Five lessons from Prime Day.

– A bust for Marketplace sellers.

– Long profile of Amazon in Newsweek.

– Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney announce July sales.


Is Macy’s the next Sears?


The future of retail: “Creating experiences.”


Andrea Hill: The jewelry industry’s competitiveness problem.


Signet negotiates new credit agreement.


An appreciation of Shane Co. jewelry commercials.


Gold set for first weekly loss since May.


Law enforcement targets the diamond industry. That might be a good thing.


Standard Chartered wants collateral for diamond loans.


Foreign buyers snap up shares of Alrosa.

– Miner uncovers another big diamond.


Citigroup analysts recommend exposure to diamonds.


Stuller’s Stanley Zale talks about synthetics.


New De Beers CEO is also a blogger.


Bloomberg on hunting for diamonds in the Canadian arctic.


Where diamonds are a curse, not a blessing.


Zimbabwe diamond mine merger “a mess.”


Washing away the blood from rubies.


Colombian emeralds and ethical sourcing (subscription required).


French jewelry subscription box coming to United States.


Bob’s Watches brings “transparency” to online watch sales.


Apple Watch ranks highest in smartwatch satisfaction.

– Why traditional watchmakers should be happy about the Apple Watch.


Swatch expects first-half profit to fall.


Piaget introduces entry-level watch.


Cookie Lee files for Chapter 7.


“Diamond Joe,” former mining magnate, files for bankruptcy.

Profile (subscription required).


Merritt Mayher joins Frederick Goldman.


Burberry names new CEO.

– President speaks.


Trace Shelton named editor of InStore.


Alex and Ani CEO meets President Obama.


Chow Tai Fook hit by visitor falloff.


Tiffany increasingly looking outside jewelry.

– Omega, Marcolin Group announce eyewear partnership.

 – David Yurman sells motorcycle.


How dead shopping malls might “destroy our economy.”


Landlords nervous about gun violence in malls.


Diamond Doctor offering lunches for Dallas cops.


Antwerp industry holds moment of silence for Nice, France, victims.


Female armed robber pleads guilty.


Con artist targeted luxury stores.


Jeweler accused of stone-switching commits suicide.


“Healing” jeweler sues rival for defamation.


Tacori sues Virginia jeweler.


Japanese company has Pokémon jewelry.


Sixteen-year-old wants to be the next Pandora.


Cartier design fetches $886,822 at auction.


Singapore restaurant offers $2 million meal with diamond at end.


Jewelers Mutual named to the 2016 Ward’s 50.


Khloe Kardashian’s jewelry drawer.


How to extract gold from electronics.


Children get excited about the joy of wearing jewels.


Women proposing with self-love pinky rings.


Media Watch:

Adweek on the Cartier Love bracelet


From the Blog:

Law Enforcement Is Targeting the Diamond Industry. That May Be a Good Thing

How Amazon Generated Real Business With a Fake Holiday



Have a great weekend!


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