Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Nov. 4

Has inherited the Chicago Cubs curse

Happy Diwali to all who celebrate!

This week: New office building coming to 47th Street. Designer makes jewelry from her own teeth. The joy of test-driving diamonds. All below.


Diamonds Direct buys Diamond Doctor.


Jeweler murdered, JSA issues reward.


WJA warns members about alleged credit card theft.


Pandora’s U.S. revenue grows 8 percent, but sales of Disney charms fall.

– Earnings call transcript.

– Company opens Thailand production facility.

– Western Europe head steps down.


Two Pandora vets leave Alex and Ani.


Report on this week’s forum on undisclosed synthetic diamonds.

WSJ profiles new synthetic diamond company (video).

– IDEX memo clarifies view.


Charles & Colvard says transformation “well underway.”


National Jeweler analyzes “state of the majors.”

– Full report.


Swatch warms of “massive” price hikes.

– Swiss watchdog warns Swatch must stick to deal.


Luxury retailers abandoning Fifth Avenue.


Seventeen-story office building planned for NYC Diamond District.


Aurum Holdings may be for sale.


Shoppers who are helped spend more.


Sterling Jewelers looks to shrink class in gender bias arbitration.

– Barbara Palumbo on sexual harassment in the jewerly industry.


Kohl’s now stocking Apple Watch.


Macy’s sells five stores.

– Macy’s shareholder expresses regrets.


American Apparel reportedly planning second bankruptcy filing.


Why Aéropostale could stage a comeback.


Sears refutes claims that toy vendor cut off Kmart.


Italy fines LVMH boss over Bulgari deal.


Richemont CEO resigns, won’t be replaced.


Wal-Mart e-commerce execs depart following Jet merger.


Lo Huang joins Zalemark board.


Nordstrom CFO retiring.


Ed Hartman named director of Circa Chicago.


Jeweler James Fiebig dies.

Obits in InStore and National Jeweler.


Cleveland Jewish News salutes Richard Schreibman.


Kassoy restructures operations.


CENADEP says it’s still boycotting Kimberley Process meeting.

– Financial Intelligencer calls for end to NGO boycott.


Kimberley Process looks to add Mozambique.


Myanmar gem traders rally to protect local market.


French authorities warn against diamond investment scheme.


Nordstrom responds to request to drop Ivanka Trump products.


Graff debuts 118.78 ct. heart-shape diamond.

– Graff Diamonds CEO speaks to Hong Kong newspaper.


The Diamond Loupe interviews Boehmer et Bassenge.


Nick Cannon makes video for Diamond Producers Association.


Blue Nile CEO is top cancer fund-raiser.


New trend: dinosaur earrings.


Jewelry made from bombs dropped over Laos.


Designer makes jewelry from her own teeth.


Two sisters enjoy the thrill of test-driving diamonds.


Royal jeweler gives jewelry care tips.


The “curse” of the Hope Diamond.


Saudis like gold-encrusted baby bottles.


Researchers make nanostructures of pure gold.


Media Watch:

The New York Times profiles Kenneth Jay Lane.

Nova looks at gems next month.

Forbes profiles Worthy.com.


From the Blog:

With Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds, the Situation Is Still Uncertain

Two Pandora Vets Leave Alex and Ani



Have a great weekend!


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