Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of May 12

This week: Tiffany’s board comes under fire. Sears CEO says media is hurting company. The end of influencers? All below.


Pandora’s U.S. sales sink 10 percent.

– Non-charms now represent a quarter of its business.


Macy’s comps sink 5.2 percent.

– Needs to close more stores, analyst says.

– Analysts: “Just about everything wrong.”


J.C. Penney’s jewelry sales up, comps down.

– Is loss “necessary evil”?


Bon-Ton changes CEO, chairman.


Sears CEO blames media for company’s problems.


Tiffany & Co.’s note to Trump sparks public outrage, support.

– My thoughts: Tiffany, jewelers, and politics.


Does Tiffany have too many 70-something white men on board?


EPA gives go-ahead on Pebble mine.


Sterling gender arbitration in court again.

– Avi Krawitz on Signet and social responsibility.


Benrus settles lawsuit, moves headquarters to New York.


This jeweler films engagements—with drones.


Janel Russell dies.


Thirst for luxury growing “subdued.”


LVMH to launch a multibrand website.


Richemont hurt by lower watch sales.


Is Shinola a luxury brand?


Rolex listed on “stock market of things.”


Smartwatches may actually improve your health.


Is Dominon Diamond takeover still in the cards?


Paul Zimnisky looks at 2017 global diamond production.


Surat will have more rough availability.


Sierra Leone rejects price for big diamond.


De Beers aims for carbon-neutral mining.


The Boston Globe has pix of former Kimberley, after diamonds.


Zimbabwe accused Belgian company of price collusion.


Grace Mugabe’s diamond dealer in trouble.


South African diamond trade “not promoting beneficiation.”


The rise—and maybe fall—of influencers.


Diamond tiara stolen from German museum.


Elizabeth Taylor Trust suing Christie’s.


Christie’s to auction Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier watch.


Watches owned by JFK, DiMaggio going on display.


Borsheims sells Warren Buffett-signed items.

– Borsheims selling lab-grown diamonds.


Harry Winston announces “forget me not” jewelry line.


Chappaqua jeweler turns kid’s doodles into bracelets, necklaces.


James Harden buys $30,000 gold chain.


Cardinals get grief over jewelry tweet.


Michael Phelps keynoting Hearts On Fire University.


A 2.65 ct. diamond found at Arkansas park.


Media Watch:

TV station gets Kay Jewelers ring replaced.

New York station also has story on Kay.

Reuters on pink diamonds.


From the Blog:

Tiffany, Trump, Jewelers, and Politics

This Jeweler Films Engagements—with Drones


Have a great weekend!


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