Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 7

This week. Can luxury ever be accessible? A new Trump gets into jewelry. Jump in a lake, get a ring. All below.

 

QVC to buy Home Shopping Network.

– Acquisition “well-timed.”

– Amazon, Walmart loom large.

My thoughts.

 

Bank seizes assets of Exelco, report says.

– Assets ordered returned.

 

Movado acquires Olivia Burton brand for $77.5 million.

 

Pandora tries to revive U.S. sales.

– Expands Disney alliance overseas.

 

The “paradox of accessible luxury.”

 

Are Amazon micro-shops good for brands?

– Prime membership jumps 35 percent.

– Retailers ride “Prime Day” coattails.

 

Physical retail is “far from dead.”

 

Ten major retailers that could go bankrupt this year.

– List of major retailers unchanged.

 

No “Trump bump” for U.S. economy.

 

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamonds already affecting natural industry.

 

NPD shares new data on diamond industry.

 

GIA finds “baffling flaw” in CVD diamond.

 

Julius Klein, Lev Leviev, and looking at arbitrations.

 

New boss looks to streamline Alrosa.

– Is the job a “poisoned chalice”?

 

Diamond mining’s future may be at sea.

 

Valuing the 709 ct. diamond found in Sierra Leone.

 

Kimberley Process publishes new statistics.

 

Central African Republic hits back at Global Witness report.

– World Diamond Council expresses support.

 

Another big diamond found at Lesotho mine.

 

Why the Pink Star “could be a bargain.”

 

India’s new tax scheme: What you need to know.

 

Fancy colored diamond company goes insolvent.

 

Shinola marketing chief steps down.

 

Store replaces lost diamond, mounting.

 

Thomas Sabo, Peter Jackson partner for new store concept.

 

Eight arrests in Harry Winston, Cartier robberies in Cannes.

 

Philanthropist sues couple for selling fake jewelry.

 

Tiffany Trump is making jewelry for fun.

 

Bella Hadid poses with diamonds and little else.

 

Tyga buys $188,000 diamond pendant.

 

Diamonds may help with drug research.

 

Jump into lake turns up a diamond ring.

 

The gold-covered fidget spinner.

 

Media Watch:

Houstonia on how much to spend on a diamond.

Forbes/Quora says “smart people” buying CZs.

PRI traces Congo conflict gold.

Daily Caller promotes Amazon’s jewelry.

 

From the Blog

QVC, HSN Team Up to Defend Their Business Model

Julius Klein, Lev Leviev, and Looking at Arbitrations

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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