Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 21

This week. How local businesses are staying afloat. The FTC probes Amazon. And a diamond-eating dog. All below.

 

Signet gets new CEO, replacing Mark Light.

– National Jeweler: Why Light’s out.

– Bloomberg: “Has her work cut out for her.”

– My thoughts: The board takes control.

 

Diamond miner Dominion purchased for $1.2 billion.

 

Gemfields purchase goes through.

 

Industry still shrinking—just less than before.

 

Who prefers brick-and-mortar? The youngest and oldest.

– Don’t bet on “retail recovery.”

Time looks at the death of malls.

– How local businesses can stay competitive.

 

Blue Nile opening sixth webroom, in New Hampshire.

 

Pam Danziger: The Wall Street Journal gets Tiffany wrong.

 

Tiffany SVP of North and Latin America steps down.

 

Georges Kern becomes CEO of Breitling.

 

Why this jeweler bared his soul to a local newspaper.

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Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies at 85.

 

Business of Fashion looks at gemstone treatments.

 

HRD looks at topaz imitating diamonds.

 

Conn. jewelry company owner charged with $5 million fraud scheme.

 

Man pleads guilty to diamond investment fraud.

 

Employee accused of stealing from his jewelry store.

 

Jewelry company sues Macy’s for copyright infringement.

 

FTC probing Amazon’s discounts.

 

Diamond prices still recovering from 2008 financial crisis.

 

Rio Tinto looks for diamonds in Canadian forest.

 

Alrosa finds two large diamonds.

 

Will Indonesia diamonds shine on market?

 

Congo president’s brother gets money from diamonds.

 

E.U. keeps freeze on “conflict diamond” assets.

 

New WDC president wants the Kimberley Process to “stay the course.”

 

Zimbabwe doesn’t want artisanal mining in Chiadzwa.

 

National Retail Federation urges Congress to reject Border Adjustment Tax.

 

De Beers head of human resources resigns.

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New flights go direct to Canada’s diamond mines.

 

An engagement ring predicted to blow up on Instagram.

 

Jewelry designers call to help kids with autism.

 

Dog eats $16,000 ring.

 

Media Watch

The Washington Post article on lab-grown diamonds.

Fortune on the “too big to sell” Lesedi La Rona.

 

From the Blog

Why This Jeweler Bared His Soul to a Local Newspaper

Signet CEO Switch: The Board Takes Control

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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