Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 20

This week: The grey market becomes the subject of a lawsuit. Americans are single, ready to mingle. Star explosion creates gold. All below.

 

 

Bon-Ton sees vendor pullback, report says.

 

David Yurman veteran joins Blue Nile.

 

Jewelry e-tailer Flont raises $5 million.

 

New e-tailer aggregates jewelers’ stocks.

 

J.C. Penney bets big on smartwatches and bridal for the holidays.

 

Walmart starting online mall, beginning with Lord and Taylor. ($)

 

Kendra Scott sues Evereve over similar mark.

 

Jewelers say Ulysse Nardin undercut business.

 

Cultured pearls increasingly being described as natural, CIBJO says.

 

Interview with CEO of John Hardy.

 

Interview with James Allen founder.

 

Interview with David Yurman.

 

Why do people like jewelry? It may have to do with water.

 

More than 40 percent of Americans are single.

 

Startup plans to specialize in diamond finance.

– UAE bank targeting Antwerp Diamond Bank clients.

 

Why a headline-making 709 ct. stone ended up with Martin Rapaport.

 

Indian mogul Agrawal not seeking seat on Anglo board.

 

Peter Meeus resigning from Dubai Diamond Exchange.

 

Jewelers 24Karat Club of Southern California honors three leaders.

 

Zimbabwe first lady files suit over $1.4 million diamond ring.

 

Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne is free, speaks again.

 

Apple Watch notification saves man’s life.

 

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book offers Stephen Webster Emerald Experience.

 

Nine Halloween engagement rings.

 

John Mayer gets necklace studded with diamonds.

 

The story behind Kate Middleton’s engagement ring.

 

Staffers bolt from Marchesa due to Weinstein scandal.

 

“Me too” necklace sparks backlash.

 

After home burns down, couple finds engagement rings in ashes.

 

Initiative trains veterans in watchmaking.

 

Two stars crash into each other, produce gold.

 

Snopes investigates radioactive diamond batteries.

 

Media Watch

New York Post really loves London Jewelers.

AppAdvice’s favorite engagement ring finding apps.

Brides offers way to store your engagement ring.

 

From the Blog

Why a Headline-Making 709 Ct. Stone Ended Up with Martin Rapaport

Why Do People Like Jewelry? It May Have to Do With Water

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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