Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 22

Partially plagiarized from Michelle Obama

This week: The best jewelry promotions of the year. Tiffany’s CEO details his plans. And Snopes looks at whether Kay Jewelers’ rings are bait for human traffickers. All below.

 

Speculation swirls around Extell’s plans for 47th Street.

 

Report: Synthetic diamonds pose threat to industry, particularly melee.

– Rapaport town hall report on synthetic diamonds.

The Telegraph: How industry plans to woo millennials.

 

GIA looking at diamond origin tracking service.

 

May sees rise in U.S. jewelry sales (but not jeweler sales).

 

Extensive interview with Tiffany CEO.

 

Top jewelry marketing efforts of the first half of 2016.

 

Swatch posts sharp profit drop.

– But Harry Winston shines.

– LVMH watch boss smells an “opportunity.”

 

Smartwatch shipments show decline.

 

Investors sour on gold again.

 

Can retailers compete with “off-price” stores?

 

An epilogue for Sears.

 

Report: LVMH to sell DKNY.

 

Chopard sues courier over $15 million in missing jewels.

– GJEPC loses money during e-transfer.

 

Billionaire sues watch dealer for duping him out of $700,000.

 

Summerville, S.C., jeweler accused of stone-swapping.

– Anxious consumers get their diamonds checked.

 

Ventura, Calif., customers also anxious after jeweler’s bust.

 

GIA on how to avoid gem scams.

 

FBI releases video on global diamond forum.

 

Portuguese police bust diamond smuggling ring.

 

Arrested in India for cheating diamond traders.

 

Scio Diamond refutes charges by ex-director.

 

Christie’s François Curiel bullish on colored diamonds.

– Reuters on colored diamonds as investment hedge.

 

De Beers likely to keep production low.

 

De Beers seminar gives clues to future direction.

 

The diamond industry: summer reflections.

 

IDI chairman Shmuel Schnitzer looks at U.S. market.

 

Namibia’s diamond discoveries may extend mining by 50 years.

– Diamonds discovered in Mozambique.

 

Dani by Daniel K opens U.S. store.

 

Prominent AGS jeweler Ronnie Cox dies.

 

Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California names 2016 honorees.

 

Charles Tearle rejoins Antiquorum.

 

Sam Hines appointed Phillips deputy chairman, Asia.

 

WDC elects Stephane Fischler vice president.

 

Blue Nile names new board member.

 

Former JCK editor writes jewelry-centered fantasy novel.

 

ASA releases new Jewelry Appraisal Handbook.

 

Argyle red diamond coin sold.

 

Kay Jewelers’ rings: Not bait or human traffickers!

 

Bomb squad fixes booby-trapped safe in Oregon jewelry store.

 

Company makes jewelry for adults with autism.

 

Watch little girls discover wonder of fine jewelry.

 

What it’s like to try on engagement rings if you’re single.

 

What working at a jewelry store teaches about marriage.

 

Pippa Middleton’s engagement ring.

 

Wendy Williams gets Joan Rivers’ brooch as a birthday gift.

 

Christie’s to auction the Reagans’ jewelry.

 

North Korean leader can no longer buy Swiss watches.

 

Diamond mining in space?

 

Media Watch:

Washington Post writer on whether engagement rings are necessary.

Bloomberg examines two-month salary guideline.

Black Enterprise: How to break into the diamond industry.

Australian radio on famous diamonds, how diamonds are formed, and industry’s “dark side” (audio).

Today.com on the story behind engagement rings.

 

From the Blog:

Speculation Swirls Around Extell’s Plans for 47th Street

GIA Looking at Diamond Origin Tracking Service

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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