Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of July 8

This week’s Diamond Shavings will be replaced with a tweet about Frozen

This week: How to save Macy’s. What happens to unsold auction diamonds? New security risk for smartwatches. All below.

 

A second gold rush: Metal hits 28-month high.

 

Next year’s Smart Jewelry Show called off.

– And InDesign, RIP.

 

Legendary jeweler Harold Tivol dies.

– 2010 interview.

 

How customers try to scam online jewelers.

–  James Allen co-founder talks cyberfraud.

 

Why aren’t millennials buying diamonds? Ask Twitter.

 

Birks posts profit in first quarter.

 

Four suggestions to save Macy’s.

 

Amazon quietly eliminating list prices.

– Why price competition can’t last forever.

– Expectations high for this year’s Prime Day.

 

Hamptons becomes pop-up shop breeding ground.

 

New York retail bubble—about to pop?

 

Global jewelry market expected to keep growing.

 

Three views of the diamond market.

 

Diamond prices slide in June, Rapaport says.

 

Shrenuj calls recent article a “misrepresentation.”

 

Indian gem, jewelry industry faces labor shortage.

 

Indian trader tries to expel defaulters.

– Sanjay Kothari calls for action against fraudsters.

 

Diamond brokers want to start new Surat body.

 

What happens to diamonds unsold at auction?

 

How Lucara finds big diamonds.

– What it’s like to cut them.

 

Dominion to lose $100 million during Ekati shutdown.

– Looking at mergers and acquisitions.

– CFO leaves.

 

De Beers sets up headquarters in Calgary.

 

Global diamond production falls in 2015.

 

Alrosa establishing industry “think tank.”

 

Russia starts sale of Alrosa stake.

 

Zimbabwe diamond money looted and mispriced.

 

Botswana: Diamond industry safe from Brexit.

– London bourse also isn’t sweating it.

– Luxury index definitely feeling it.

 

Alibaba implements new anti-counterfeiting system.

 

A smartwatch could let hackers know your passwords.

 

Diamonds hidden in Holocaust stolen from family.

 

Cabbie searches for person who lost diamond ring.

 

Police seize $1 million in emeralds inside tea caddy at Istanbul airport.

 

The, um, Moon Ring.

 

Media Watch:

Stories on the origin of the diamond market on NPR and Yahoo Finance.  

Washington Post writer fashions her own rings.

Profile of millennial-oriented store Erin/Anderson.

Bloomberg on the Lucara auction and rough diamond prices.

 

From the Blog:

Three Views on the Diamond Market

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Diamonds? Ask Twitter

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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