Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Nov. 25

Special Black Friday edition, 75 percent off

This week: Amazon’s jewelry secret. How Chow Tai Fook reuses failing shops. And you can now get gold from coal. All below.


Signet’s comps fall, again.

– Earnings call transcript

– Stock soars.

– Analyst “encouraged.”

– EEOC: Sterling improperly shielded docs.


Endless Jewelry files for bankruptcy.

– Founder Jesper Nielsen on what went wrong.


Chow Tai Fook is coming to America.

– First-half profit drops 21 percent.

– Its failed shops turned into shipping hubs


How Amazon improved its jewelry sales.


Most consumers still shopping in-store for the holidays


Black Friday jewelry deals

– Top trends for Black Friday …

– … And top five mistakes


Graff USA hopes to double its U.S. business.


Takeaways from the second-annual Accessories Council Summit


Four fashion watch brands exit Baselworld.


Swiss watch exports fall again—and harder.


LVMH launches watchmaking school


What makes a watch British?


Inside the world of Australian opal miners who live underground


India’s demonetization and the diamond business

– Indian’s gold import ban biggest bombshell since Nixon


Shrenuj sight suspended


More on the “historic achievements” at the KP Plenary

– Release “puzzling.”


Namibia’s diamonds “sold for peanuts” in Dubai


Edahn Golan: Breaking down suggested diamond valuation system.

– Kimberley Process chair speaks out on diamond valuation.


Israeli tax authorities target diamond business.


Hatton Garden traders consider leaving the district.


The lasting legacy of Bob Gannicott


Surat diamond brokers arrested for cheating.


Romano’s Jewelers owner pleads guilty to identity theft.


Thieves hold up Upper East Side jewelry store.

 – Video.


Celebrity-jeweler’s “son” indicted in murder.


Blue Nile opens Seattle-area webroom.


Shreve & Co. Portland closes doors


Jeweler offers Mercedes Benz with purchase of $1 million diamond.


9.14 carat pink sells for $18.2 million at Christie’s.


Silpada debuts e-commerce site.


Russian scientists discover how to extract gold from coal.


Islamic State gold hard to trace.


New diamond find in Liberia


Nordstrom says it’s still carrying Ivanka Trump.  


Gilbertson gets Bonanno award.


The story of jewelry’s beginnings in Amsterdam


Fine jewelry from a snack brand


Media Watch:

 – Article on the value of lab-grown diamonds in Business Insider

The Australian Financial Review visits Diavik (subscription required; link accessible here)

– Vogue on how engagement ring shopping is changing


From the Blog:

Endless Jewelry Founder Jesper Nielsen On Where the Company Went Wrong

More on the “Historic Achievements” at the KP Plenary


Have a great weekend!


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