Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of June 2

First, a self-promotional note: I will be speaking at JCK Las Vegas on “The State of Retail,” on June 5, from 1 to 1:45 p.m., at the Showcase Stage (Bayside Level 1). Hope to see some of you there!  Also, it won’t be that depressing!


This week: Is “co-retailing” the new trend? Lev Leviev gets into emeralds. And Harry Winston makes another big auction buy. All below.


John Hardy opening string of shop-in-shops.


Cannes Jewelry 2017: the bold and the beautiful.


James Allen, Canadamark, and the growing trend of origin tracking.


Forbes profiles new jewelry e-tailer.

Michael Kors to shutter 100–125 of its stores.


Retail keeps bleeding jobs.


The future of Sears.


New trend: Co-retailing.


Sterling Jewelers can’t class arbitrator’s class certification.


Diamond industry starts to worry about American market.

– Global diamond sales “bounce back.”


Lab-grown, branded diamonds help jewelry business.


Is this lab-grown diamond company trolling the trade?


Albert Robinson: Has the luxury market recovered?


De Beers takes South African ministry to court (reluctantly).


New Alrosa head looks to cut costs.


Leviev adds emeralds to diamond portfolio.


GIA looks at Brazilian diamonds.


Gahcho Kue yields two large diamonds.


Botswana diamond mine shut down.


Signet says its gold has been certified conflict-free.


Giftware maker Nambé launches jewelry line.


Rockefeller Emerald to lead Christie’s sale.


Harry Winston buys top lot at Christie’s Hong Kong.


Jonker No. 5 garners $5.3 million at Christie’s.


Diamond-encrusted purse sells for $380,000 at auction.


Diamond found at flea market was rare find.


Diamond Dealers Club moving to Gem Tower next month.


Fourth generation enters Hamilton Jewelers business.


Sally Morrison to get JA GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement.


$500,000 alien watch already sold out.


Media Watch

The Washington Diplomat on ethical diamonds.

Huffington Post on sapphires as the new “ethical gemstone.”


From the Blog:

James Allen, CanadaMark, and the Growing Trend Towards Origin Tracking

Is This Lab-Grown Diamond Manufacturer Trolling the Trade?


Have a great weekend!


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