Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 13

This week: Well-known Texas jeweler closes. Can Amazon learn from Sears? And why there’s so much jewelry in the sewer. All below.

 

Alex and Ani introduces Harry Potter collection.

 

Helzberg brand falls victim to the Weinstein scandal.

– Michelle Graff opines.

 

Sears Canada to liquidate.

– What Amazon can learn from Sears.

 

More jewelers stress creating an experience.

– Jewelers’ edgiest ad campaigns.

 

Mistakes made marketing to women.

 

Donoho Jewelers in Texas to close.

 

London concept store Vashi stresses ring design.

 

More retailers cutting prices in response to e-commerce.

 

Jewelry as a service e-tailer raises $5 million.

 

LVMH watch, jewelry sales rise 13 percent.

 

Neiman Marcus’ new strategy: digital first.

 

 

Mobile-first shoppers begin holiday shopping earlier.

 

Ars Technica tests pieces of smart jewelry.

 

Automated diamond grading could spark industry revolution.

 

Singapore exchange touts diamonds as the new gold.

 

Jewelers rally after India reverses money laundering rules.

 

Petra Diamonds likely to breach loan covenant.

 

Lucapa receives funding for new diamond mine.

 

Alrosa mulls next step for Mir mine.

 

Profile of Australian caught in diamond corruption scheme.

 

Central African Republic reworks diamond benchmark.

 

Will conflict-mineral rules be overturned?

 

Reign Sapphire names Instagram influencer as collection creative director.

 

Tiffany security executive wins award.

 

Verily talks to men about engagement ring shopping.

 

Couple finds diamond ring after California fire.

 

Scientists digging in sewer find millions in gold and silver.

– Why does so much jewelry end up in the sewer anyway?

 

Marie Claire talks to royal jeweler.

 

Linked engagement rings become a trend.

 

Model creates jewelry with NSFW body part. (NSFW, obviously.)

 

4,500-year-old skeleton wears jewelry.

 

Media Watch

CNN: Why jewelers are investing in rough diamonds.

Forbes talks to Brilliant Earth.

Forevermark quoted in article on corporate social responsibility.

 

From the Blog

Helzberg’s New Diamond Brand Falls Victim to the Weinstein Scandal

QVC Reshuffles Executive Ranks

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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