Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of March 10

Daylight shavings time

This week: Alex and Ani gets high-profile attorney. The braille smartwatch. And diamond rings caused Nicole Kidman to clap like a seal. All below.


Signet’s comps fall 4.5 percent.

Earnings call transcript.

– Six takeaways from conference call.

– Signet is worst-performing stock on S&P 500 so far this year. ($)

– “No signs of renewed sparkle.”

– The New York Times looks at Signet’s gender and credit policies.

– Sterling gender case highlights perils of arbitration.


Inside the Leviev–Julius Klein corporate divorce.

– “Jurisdiction was key.”

– Enforcement of judgment delayed.


Alex and Ani recruits “star attorney.”


U.S. jewelry store sales rose in 2016.


LVMH to sell all its brands on one website. ($)


Brick-and-mortar bubble “has burst.”


Michael Hill gives CEO official nod.


Charles & Colvard shows better sales, lesser loss.

– Stock takes a dive.


GIA finds undisclosed synthetics in melee parcel.

– Business of Fashion on lab-grown diamonds.


Avi Krawitz’s “five lessons” from Hong Kong show.

Signs of optimism.

– Design Award winners.


Possibility of new “diamond rush” in Canada.


JA gears up to fight “border adjustment tax.”


New jewelry subscription box service premieres.


Gordon Brothers buys “fast fashion” brand Wet Seal.


Rolex rated as world’s most reputable company.


Costco raises membership fee.


Wearable sales getting stronger, new report says.


Movado partners with Google for smartwatch.


World’s first braille smartwatch appears.


AGS honors Shigley, Gumuchian, Engel.


Carson Glover joins Peninsula Hotels.


Romano’s Jewelry owner receives probation for identity theft.


Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne misses court date, blames health.


Sotheby’s selling Calibre 89, ultracomplicated Patek Philippe.


Rolls-Royce premieres, covered in diamonds.


Nicole Kidman did “seal clap” to protect diamond rings.


Media Watch:

Wired on blockchain and conflict diamonds.

Houston TV sees “end of the big sparkler.”

Florida newspaper gets reader’s ring returned.


From the Blog:  

Six Takeaways From Yesterday’s Signet Conference Call

Inside the Leviev–Julius Klein Corporate Divorce


Have a great weekend!


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