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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