Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of June 24

You Brexit, you own it edition

This week: London’s diamond district gets squeezed. Indian dealers worry about “black money” investigation. And Facebook says jeweler’s ad is sexually suggestive. All below.


Consumers think highly of Kay, despite bad publicity.

– Signet answers questions from Business Insider.

– Wall Street bullish on its stock.


Shinola drops “Where American Is Made” slogan following FTC probe.

– Do Swiss enjoy unequal playing field?

– Former Detroit Lions president becomes CEO.


Why designers are cutting out middlemen in favor of direct-to-consumer sales.

– Story garners strong reactions.


What Brexit may mean to the jewelry industry.


How millennials might boost the jewelry trade.


Macy’s CEO stepping down.


Zales picks LGBTQ jewelry collection Love and Pride.


Jewelers look for sales tax fairness on the Hill.


Prices stable at De Beers sight.


London diamond district getting squeezed.


Surat diamantaires worry India’s cracked black money code.


Claim: Diamond District jeweler sold undisclosed enhanced diamond.


AGS debuts natural diamond verification service.


Ehud Laniado likes “Real is rare.”

– Global Witness: “Responsibly sourced” is rarer.


Afghanistan lapis trade now tarnished.


Eric Schulte on Diamond Foundry and the Kimberley Process.

– CIBJO president jumps on the DiCaprio-bashing bandwagon.


Interview with Andrey Polyakov, the new president of the World Diamond Council.


Kimberley Process chair visits Central African Republic.


How loophole in Zimbabwe diamond law benefited elite.


Footage shows diamond diggers tortured in Angola.


Report: Cops shut down Lincoln Tunnel lane for Lev Leviev.

– Diamond dealer Jerry Reichberg snared in NYPD corruption probe.


Rio Tinto merges diamond, copper units.


Fire at the Ekati mine.


Interview about new Canadian diamond mine.


De Beers searches for diamonds in northern Saskatchewan.


India wants more diamond exploration.


Congress still looking into Pebble mine.


Petra finds 121 ct. diamond.


Alrosa names Elena Gangalo vice president.


Jeweler R. Normand Alie dies.


North Carolina jeweler, Veraggio battle over Instagram image.


Overstock CEO funded site that “smear[ed]” reporter.


Best Buy selling Apple Watch for $49.

– Company getting more “aggressive” with second model.

– The watch’s biggest flaw.


Watches.com acquired by Watchismo.


North Korea unable to import luxury Swiss watches.


California jeweler busted for stone swap.


Dealers report increase in fake gold coins.


Four arrested for smash-and-grab robberies.


Robber charged in 2009 jeweler’s murder.


Facebook bans jeweler’s ad for being sexually suggestive.


Costco’s credit card switch riddled with problems.


Diamonds illuminate secrets of the oceans.


New diamond collection promises “full traceability.”


Cartier sponsors GQ supplement.


Family retrieves diamond ring from sewer.


United Kingdom splits over the color of Swatch.


Jennifer Hudson makes necklace out of baby tooth.


Jay Leno: Why luxury watch is like an automobile.


Joan Rivers’ private collection sells for $2 million.

– Her silver dog bowl fetches $14,000.


Donald Trump really into fake diamond cufflinks.


Media Watch:

– Jim Cramer looks at Signet and Tiffany (video).

– Signature on the history of diamonds.

– Fashionista on how to shop for rings.

– Refinery 29 writer makes ring to remember father.


From the Blog:

What Brexit May Mean to the Jewelry Industry

 Interview With Andrey Polyakov, the New President of the World Diamond Council



Have a great weekend!


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