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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. ($)
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.
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
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