Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Nov. 11

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This week: Are there millions in gold dust in your carpet? Nasty Girl files for Chapter 11. And a new kind of edible jewelry. All below.

 

Blue Nile purchased by Bain Capital 

– Bloomberg: Is online diamond buying?over? 

– Will Tiffany now sell? 

– PE saw “potential” in webrooms. ($) 

– My thoughts 

 

Smyth shake-up: Family members take over jeweler. 

 

Fossil is closing stores. 

 

Yoox Net-a-Porter to sell IWC Schaffausen watches 

 

Nasty Gal files for Chapter 11. 

 

Sears shipments slow on bankruptcy jitters 

 

Alex and Ani names new president  

 

Women’s Jewelry Association founder Peggy Kirby dies. 

 

HSN taps former Wal-Mart exec as EVP 

  

Montblanc International appoints new CEO 

  

World Diamond Council executive director Syvrud to depart 

 

Charles & Colvard CFO resigns

 

Analysis: state of the colored stone market 

 

How gold was “Trumped” 

– Ben Janowski ponders the election’s effect on the industry 

 

Israeli machine aims to standardize diamond grading

 

Barneys and Diamond Foundry are making a big mistake with their lab-grown diamond line. 

– The Wall Street Journal?on?man-made diamonds?($; can be found?here). 

 

De Beers opens auction platform to polished. 

 

Italian regulator investigates diamond sales

 

Kimberley Process chair holds forum on synthetic diamonds. 

– CNBC on?conflict diamonds

– New York Post: Transfer pricing “overprices” diamonds. 

  

Botswana’s diamond industry hopes for a revival. 

 

MVI launches Global Diamond Buying Consortium

 

Dalumi Group buys e-tailer Zoara. 

  

Reign Sapphire Corp. acquires Coordinates Collection. 

 

NYC Marathon winners get TAG Heuer Connected watches. 

 

Denver museum housing diamond collection

 

Mining magnate’s diamond shares frozen

 

Jeweler forced to sell ring at steep discount

 

Gold dust–covered carpet worth millions 

 

Jewelry that doubles as food 

 

From the Blog:  

Barneys and Diamond Foundry Are Making a Big Mistake With Their Lab-Grown Diamond Line 

It’s the End of Blue Nile as We Know It (It Should Be Fine) 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

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