Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 2

This week: Apple wants to produce a ring. Bharat bourse bans synthetics. The president’s favorite jeweler. All below.


Jewelry retail sales improving.


Jewelry advertising set to rise this year.

– Hearts On Fire’s campaign features lesbian couple.


Michael Hill releases financial results.


Neiman Marcus lays off 500 employees.

– Won’t comment about IPO.


Apple looking at smart ring.

– Patent application.

– Will the next Apple Watch be round?

– Apple Watch apps slow to pay off.


3-D printing for jewelry poised for big growth.


Platinum prices near 7-year low.


Lab-grown diamonds and millennials.

– Bharat bourse votes to ban them.

– HRD finds 3.09 ct. CVD.


Amnesty International issues report on Central African Republic diamonds.

– Antwerp responds.

– Press coverage: BuzzFeed, Quartz, BBC, Bloomberg.


Namibia’s new deal with De Beers is delayed.


Botswana diamond exports fall 15 percent in first half.


South African cutting industry nearly “destroyed.”


Program gets children out of DRC diamond mines.


Dubai tries to revive Arab pearl market.


Chinese luxury spending even anemic during Golden Week.


Scott Kay president exits after five months.


Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO.


Yelp names former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine chair.


David Gasway joins Joshua J sales team.


Tivol’s new VP from family’s fourth generation.


Another lawsuit filed against Florida jeweler.


Someone got nominated for something.


Video shows man stealing Rolex.


Convicted couple’s jewelry, watches being sold.


Jeweler surprises man after he loses wedding ring in mugging.


Where the Obamas buy their jewelry.


Liv Tyler shows off big diamond ring.


Monopoly-themed wedding proposal.


Media Watch:

Adam Ruins Everything on engagement rings.

Bustle on how to wear engagement rings with gloves.


From the Blog:

We May See More Jewelry Advertising This Year

Lab-Grown Diamonds and Millennials


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