Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 21

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This week: Experts look at the holiday. Signet is surrounded by shorts. Can smog become diamonds? All below.

 

Richline acquires Silpada.

 

Eight experts predict the holiday season.

– Black Friday losing prominence.

 

U.S. jewelry sales up in August.

 

Jewelers falling victim to distraction-theft gangs.

 

Jewelry store owner sentenced for memo fraud.

 

Short interest in Signet skyrockets.

Financial Times looks at Signet.

 

Swiss watch exports post 15th month of decline.

– How does the luxury watch sector survive in the digital age?

 

The dark side of digital luxury.

– Should high-end brands avoid Amazon?

 

Burberry, Coach not merging, source says.

 

“Struggling” J. Crew calling in consultants.

 

Macy’s to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

 

Helzberg Diamonds no longer carrying lab-grown diamonds.

– Why does GIA grade lab-grown diamonds like it does?

– Business Insider visits diamond-growing facility.

– Engineer gives girlfriend 3-D-printed lab diamond.

 

De Beers harvesting diamonds at the bottom of the sea.

 

What is blockchain—and how does it apply to diamonds?

 

More than 100 diamond smuggling attempts thwarted in China.

 

KP chair asks NGOs to reconsider boycott.

 

Letting jewelry buyers know the story of a mine.

 

Stuller partners with Dominion Diamond Corp.

 

Trollbeads announces new North American president and CEO.

 

Sears names new chief financial officer.

 

Relationships forged, sales closed at JIS Miami 2016.

 

David Yurman debuts holiday 2016 advertising campaign.

 

Pandora partners with Dress for Success.

 

Nicky Oppenheimer touts “diamond tourism.”

 

Artist wants to turn smog into diamonds.

 

Forevermark CEO talks about his Porsche.

 

$174.6 million jade stone discovered in Myanmar.

 

Your old phone is full of untapped metals.

 

Media Watch:

 Vogue debates: Should you take out a loan for an engagement ring?

Barron’s examines whether millennials hate diamonds.

South China Morning Post on diamond investment.

Brilliant Earth gives engagement ring buying stats to Refinery29.

Business Insider tours Cartier mansion.

 

From the Blog:

What Is Blockchain—and How Does It Apply to Diamonds?

 Helzberg Diamonds No Longer Carrying Lab-Grown Diamonds

 

 

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