Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 27

This week. The Jared Kushner-Lev Leviev alliance. The worst jewelry heist ever. And a new diamond industry movie. All below.

 

Alan Revere to retire, puts academy up for sale.

– Exit interview.

 

Brilliant Earth sues online critic.

 

FTC probing whether Amazon uses misleading discounts.

– E-tailer will have “significant” impact on small business.

 

Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo.

 

Neiman Marcus cuts 225 jobs.

 

Looking at Signet as an optimist and pessimist.

 

Sterling Jewelers wins round in ongoing gender row.

 

Tiffany has a lot of “new faces” for ad campaign.

 

E-tailer Flont “changing how jewelry is being sold.”

 

Conn. jeweler Betteridge gets asset-backed loan.

 

Buffalo, N.Y, jeweler expanding 50 percent.

 

Meet Colorado’s hip-hop jewelers.

 

Moshe Lax to open new Fifth Avenue boutique.

 

Jared Kushner ties with Leviev scrutinized.

Ha’aretz profiles Leviev.

 

Edahn Golan looks at China, the Kimberley Process, and manufacturing.

 

Paul Zimnisky looks at the industry in the second half.

 

Albert Robinson on industry “tipping points.”

 

De Beers opening to buying new assets.

 

Record Argyle red goes on display.

– The New York Times visits the Argyle tender.

 

Indian diamond company dupes traders.

 

Diamonds “bring new life” to Central African Republic.

 

Gemfields gets ready to delist.

 

Customers get nervous about QVC-HSN merger.

 

Winners of the 2017 Women’s Jewelry Association awards.

– AGS honors Engel, Gumuchian, and Shigley.

 

Luxury Brand Group adds Tropila, Russo Clark.

 

JA elects new chairman.

 

J.C. Penney hires new CFO.

 

Vanity Fair remembers Kenneth Jay Lane.

 

Arizona jeweler gets sentenced for child porn.

 

Tacori launches travel voucher program.

 

Another diamonds from dead people story.

 

NFL star’s diamond earring falls in a Denver lake.

 

Attempted jewelry heist is “just sad.”

 

New movie Imperfections set on Chicago’s Jewelers Row.

 

Media Watch

International Business Times on lab-grown diamonds.

CNBC on the diamond industry and millennials.

Dear Prudence: My engagement ring’s too big.

Refinery29 interested in “adult” jewelry.

 

From the Blog

Looking at Signet as an Optimist and Pessimist

Exit Interview with Alan Revere.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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