Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of May 5

This week: Bunch of new sites think they can disrupt everything. Moissanite tries to be more than just not-diamond. And jewelry store’s risqué slogan gives people one more thing to talk about on Twitter. All below.


This blue diamond is natural—and also synthetic.


New warning about the “retail apocalypse.”


Cartier gives Net-A-Porter first crack at its new watch line.


Etsy CEO steps down.


Brilliant Earth responds to doubts about sourcing.


New jewelry loan site: Memo.


Company lets customers try rings on “virtually.”


Two brothers aim to “disrupt” watch industry.


How many Apple Watches were sold in the last quarter?

– Big name apps for Apple Watch seem to be disappearing.


Moissanite tries to move out of diamond’s shadow.


Pandora deals with counterfeits.


Sterling settles EEOC gender discrimination case.

– Signet chief merchandising officer, diamond sourcing VP retire.


Alex and Ani hit with new lawsuit.


Cartier says “Drive” watches don’t infringe trademarks.


Lengthy prison term upheld for upstate N.Y. gem scammer.


Julius Klein owner reportedly lured into ponzi scheme.


Chinese delegation causes dispute at the Kimberley Process.


BBC: My life as an artisanal diamond digger.


Murphy Jones of Sissy’s Log Cabin dies.


David Peters joins New Horizon Events.


Heritage Auctions hires timepiece consignment director.


Circa appoints director of client services.


Rembrandt Charms appoints chief operating officer.


Seiko appoints Bulova, Omega veterans.


Columbia Gem House, Sapphires of Montana merge.


Met Gala jewelry report.


People are giggling over jewelry store’s slogan.


Jewelry lets someone know when they’re stressed.


Star Wars jewelry!


Knee jewelry!


Jewelry made of IVF embroyos!


Media Watch:

The Wire on Jatin Mehta.


Wired looks at the eruptions that spit up diamonds.


From the Blog:

Brilliant Earth Responds to Doubt About Sourcing

This Blue Diamond Is Natural—and Also Synthetic



Have a great weekend!


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