Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of June 3

The in-the-midst-of-the-madness edition

This week: Signet’s stock gets hurt. A strike at Macy’s? And the Melania Trump edible diamonds commercial. All below.

 

U.S. consumer spending sees biggest growth in six years.

 

How millennials marrying later could help the diamond business.

 

Silpada Designs to close.

 

Signet’s stock tumbles following negative report.

– Company denies diamond swapping.

– Shareholder investigations launched.

 

Jewelry Television sales rise 17 percent in first quarter.

 

Why J.C. Penney is breathing easier.

 

Macy’s threatened with a strike.

 

Singapore debuts online diamond exchange.

 

Authorities seize property of Winsome Diamonds.

– Jatin Mehta, wife now living in Caribbean.

 

Forevermark CEO sounds off on synthetics, labs, and “A Diamond Is Forever.”

– Rockwell Diamonds CEO calls synthetics a growing threat.

– Avi Krawitz: “Three things the diamond trade’s survival depends on.”
 

New Diamond Technology says it will show more record synthetics in Vegas.

– MVI: Consumer awareness growing.

– The Mirror on lab-grown gems.

 

De Beers auction sales starts U.S. viewings.

 

Report: De Beers CEO Mellier wary of Anglo higher-ups.

– Charles Wyndham: Is Cleaver just more of the same?

 

The internet is causing gray skies for watch retail.

– Brexit may hurt U.K. watch business.

 

Fossil flooding smartwatch market.

 

Start-up makes jewelry with integrated sensors.

 

Tiffany boosts dividend, investors shrug.

 

Blue Nile chief merchant leaves company.

 

Mike Mojica joins Memoire.

 

Regina Ciarleglio named director of retail development at Worthy.

 

Ernie Blom reelected at World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

 

Alrosa appoints Matvey Evseev vice president.

 

Hofmeister faces suit over jewelry store.

 

Head of factory a no-show at Yellowknife court hearing.

 

Sarine acquires Diamining.

 

Diamond mine in Finland possible.

 

Chinese, Zimbabwe clash over diamonds.

– Looking for the missing Zimbabwe diamond revenue.

 

“What I learned from the mining community that produced my engagement ring.”

 

Michelle Graff: The “real reason” people buy jewelry.

 

What it’s like to be a female rough broker.

 

“Young diamantaires” hope to nurture new generation.

 

Report on Museum of Named Diamonds.

 

Panama Diamond Exchange gets new name.

 

Green diamond sets record.

 

Vintage Patek Philippe sells for $2.5 million.

 

Diamond-encrusted Hermès handbag sells for a record $300,000.

 

Diamond-encrusted Gold Eagle stolen on way to vault.

 

Marilyn Monroe diamond cocktail watch to be auctioned.

 

Maya Rudolph’s Melania Trump edible diamonds commercial.

 

Jeweler saves toddler as he falls off counter.

 

Archeologists find 2,500-year old jewelry.

 

Media Watch:

Vogue spotlights Karl Lagerfeld’s engagement rings.

The Wall Street Journal’s “quirky and complete” diamond-buying guide.

 

From the Blog:

Forevermark CEO Sounds Off on Synthetics, Labs, and “A Diamond Is Forever”

The Internet Is Causing Gray Skies for Watch Retail

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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