Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of May 26

This week: Sears actually makes money. Ronan Farrow attacks industry. Saturday Night Live’s new Cartier product. All below.


Sinking Signet?

– Signet comps sink 11.5 percent.

– Earnings call transcript.

– Fitch downgrades.

– Tumbles to bottom of S&P.

– 900 employees affected by credit switch.


Tiffany sees soft performance in the United States.

– Earnings call transcript.

– Increases dividend.


Self-purchasing customers down on traditional jewelry stores.

– This ring celebrates love—of yourself.


Why jewelers shouldn’t neglect baby boomers.


New GIA program tracks diamonds through the pipeline.


Julius Klein appeals Leviev verdict.


Gemfields receives takeover offer.

– Investors cry foul.


Crystal company Baccarat up for sale.

The new model for shopping malls.

– Shopping mall execs counter gloomy outlook.


J.Crew exec admits “mistake” jacking up prices.


Off-price retail faces challenges, too.


Sears posts first profit in two years.

– But they come from Craftsman sale.

– Robin Report: It’s still in death spiral.


Synthetic company says naturals “infiltrate” lab-grown parcel.


Albert Robinson: Do people know of the good diamonds do?

– Ronan Farrow attacks the industry.


U.S.-Israel trade dominated by diamonds.


Group led by Gareth Penny buying diamond operations.


Profile of the Lucara mine.


Russian town may offer tours of diamond mine.


Angola, Russia to produce diamonds together.


Alrosa sales hurt by stronger ruble.


CEO of National Association of Jewellers resigns.


Elle Time & Jewelry announces director of sales.


Freida Rothman appoints two new sales directors.


Charles & Colvard promotes two.


J.C. Penney taps new marketing exec.


Jeweler David Nygaard comes back from bankruptcy, comes out as gay.


Troubled Florida jeweler Christopher Kaufmann back in business.


Handmade at Amazon opens bridal shop.


The winners of Rio Grande’s 2017 Saul Bell Design Awards.


Car boot sale diamond worth big bucks.


70-year-old man finds 2.78 ct. diamond at state park.


Women using jewelry to show toughness.


World’s first diamond-coated aircraft.


Saturday Night Live presents the Cartier fidget spinner.


Media Watch:

Huffington Post article on David Oyelowo mentions Diamond Empowerment Fund, Vegas dinner.


From the Blog:    

New GIA Program Tracks Diamonds Through the Pipeline

This Ring Celebrates Love—of Yourself


Have a great weekend!


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