Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of June 16

This week. How millennials view their jobs. Diamond dealer sued by auction house for alleged nonpayment. And the New England Patriots troll with their Super Bowl ring. All below.


Pandora looking at taking over more U.S. concept stores.


Four hot trends from JCK Las Vegas.

– Overheard at JCK Las Vegas 2017.


U.S. diamond jewelry sales rise 4.4 percent.

– Global jewelry demand to remain steady.


Another company bids for Gemfields.


Neiman Marcus no longer up for sale.


Nordstrom better off private?


Are traditional jewelry shows designed for men?


Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods shows brick-and-mortar still lives.


Wisc. Congressman pushes back on online sales tax.


TheRealReal gets $50 million in financing.


Sears cutting 400 corporate jobs.

– Three top executives leave.


Diamond dealer sued by auction house.


De Beers turns traditional synthetic diamond detection upside down.


South Africa, Botswana clash over diamonds.


This boat can finds diamonds below sea level.


Two huge diamonds unearthed in Lesotho mine.


Albert Robinson on Zimbabwe’s misery.


Singapore diamond exchange uses blockchain.


Antwerp offering “quality label” for jewelers.


Interview with the CEO of Aurum Holdings, U.K.’s largest jeweler.


Luca + Danni adds Pandora, Alex and Ani, Swarovksi vets.


Millennial writes open letter on Linkedin about jobs.


Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone jewels being auctioned.


Billionaire showered Miranda Kerr with diamonds.


Virginia store giving away a fish leather bow tie.


New England Patriots use diamonds in Super Bowl ring to troll Atlanta Falcons.


The old Koh-i-Noor stories may not be true.


Media Watch

Inside Science on how diamonds reveal Earth’s secrets.

The Wall Street Journal on diamond’s “brilliant science.” ($)

The New York Times on the durability of diamonds.

Forbes on millennials and diamonds.


From the Blog:

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Shows Brick-and-Mortar Still Lives

How De Beers Has Turned Traditional Synthetic Diamond Detection Upside Down


From JCK:

Follow a 65 Ct. Diamond from Rough to Polished


Have a great weekend!


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