Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of March 31

This week: Brick-and-mortar is still alive. Jewel thief gets locked in a vault. Do Tiffany and Cartier overcharge for diamonds? All below.


“Throw rocks at girls” billboard sparks controversy.

– Jeweler speaks out.

– Marketing experts weigh in.


New Signet shareholder suit targets sexual harassment response.

– Why Signet still has upside.


“Red Gold” lawsuit revived by appeals court.

– Aire statement.


The New York Times: “Slowdown” at Basel.

– Ruby necklace stuns crowds.

– CNN: A to Z watch guide.

GQ: Is a watch a male engagement ring?


NRF predicts strong Easter.


Edahn Golan delivers insights on U.S. market.


How Generation Z is transforming shopping.


Why brick-and-mortar does have a future.


Manhattan landlords offering giveaways to retail clients.


Amazon collecting sales tax nationwide.


Sears, and hedge fund, in decline together.


SSEF warns of improperly labeled sapphires.


Will the Pink Star shine this time?


Signet to judge synthetic detectors.


De Beers, Luk Fook to cobrand grading reports.


Alrosa doesn’t want to buy Dominion.

– Dominion committee exploring alternatives.


De Beers cuts sightholder allocations.


Diamond industry’s supply-demand chart still not cutting it.


India de-linking diamond mining from exploration.


New Anglo backer said he’s no activist.


Is the Kimberley Process b.s.?

– Further thoughts from Vinod Kuriyan.


Who should profit from 706 ct. Sierra Leone diamond?


A diamond mine “curses” a Brazilian tribe.


Tempers flare at Zimbabwe diamond meeting.


Rio Tinto appoints new Diavik president.


Varda Shine joins Sarine board.


Ashi Diamonds appoints Al Minor national sales director.


Scottish gold to hit shelves soon.


Lagerfeld, Swarovski team up for jewelry collection.


Gübelin offers Emerald Paternity Test.


Chopard unveils $50 million necklace.


Video said to prove Tiffany, Cartier overcharge.


Jewelry store owners sentenced in credit card fraud.


Million-dollar gold coin stolen from Berlin museum.


Bizarre “pig mask” robbery hits Bellagio.


Bad thief gets locked in jeweler’s vault.


Couple accused of diamond theft denied bail.


Jeweler turns block of gold into engagement ring.


Sanitation crew finds trashed wedding, engagement rings.


A man isn’t happy with engagement ring—picks one double its size.


Media Watch:

The New York Times/JCK editor-in-chief asks: “How high can the haute jewelry market go?”


From the Blog:

Will the Pink Star Shine This Time?

Is the Kimberley Process B.S.?



Have a great weekend!



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