Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of June 30

This week. Why brands shouldn’t partner with Amazon. Is Claire’s a “train wreck”? Can a ring act as your keys? All below.


Theo Fennell rescued from administration.


Crown of Light passes $100 million in annual sales.


Claire’s is a “complete train wreck.”


What’s Sears’ endgame?


Go inside some creepy dead malls.

– Has America built its last major mall? ($)


What consumers love—and hate—about brick-and-mortar shopping.


The “retail apocalypse” might lead to retail’s reinvention.

– Retail job losses become political issue.


How Etsy was hurt by going public.


Will Alibaba buy Net-A-Porter?


A former Amazon employee on why brands shouldn’t partner with it.


Uncertainly about Trump’s tweet about “Amazon taxes.”


JA holds “legislative fly-in.”

– What it’s like on a JA fly-in.

– Michelle Graff on why it’s good to be politically active.


Tiffany & Co. makes Bank of America’s list of hot stocks.


Gemfields shares collapse with imminent delisting.


World Diamond Council president resigns.


TrueFacet appoints marketing VP.


Royal Chain mainstay Rick Wolf dies.


Obit of Botswana leader mentions diamond industry.


Washington Post look at Jared Kushner’s ties with Leviev.


Vogue parent company sues jewelry brand.


Tacori says liquidator unlawfully used mark.


Alex and Ani’s CEO vineyard raises controversy.

– Former CEO faces liens on mansion.


Indian jewelers happy about lower-than-expected gold tax.


The new conflict-free gold program may be about far more.

The Globe and Mail has more from Congo.


GIA’s forays into diamond tracking.


How blood diamonds are sold on Facebook.


Petra Diamonds may need fresh equity.


Swiss watch sales rebound.


Why Swatch is most at risk from Apple Watch.


The smart ring that can unlock everything.


Kim Kardashian West bought Jackie O’s Cartier watch.


Celebrity jeweler tied to ugly NYC murder.

– Defendant “improperly questioned,” says lawyer.

– Could be issue in New York mayoral campaign.


Miranda Kerr hands over jewelry to Justice Dept.


Diamond drama Ice gets second season.


The most outrageous celebrity engagement rings.


Woman in jewelry store breaks $44,000 jade bracelet, faints.


This is the last day to bid on a diamond-encrusted Yoda.


Media Watch:

HouseBeautiful says rough diamonds are the next trend.


From the Blog:

Why the New Conflict-Free Gold Program May Be About Far More

Go Inside Some Creepy Dead Malls



Have a great Fourth of July weekend!


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