Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 27

This week: Is eBay still relevant? Why retail’s best days may be ahead of it. And woman tosses her engagement ring in the trash. All below.

 

Over 200 jewelry businesses closed last quarter.

 

Signet completes sale of its prime credit accounts.

 

Interview with Tourneau CEO Ira Melnitsky.

 

National Jeweler’s State of the Majors.

 

Tiffany opens two pop-up stores in New York City.

 

Birks Jewelers completes sale of Mayors.

 

CEO of Saks, Lord & Taylor owner steps down.

– Lord & Taylor sells NYC flagship.

– Where does Hudson’s Bay go now?

 

“We’re on the verge of a retail renaissance.

 

A New Jersey Macy’s is now a petri dish for the brand.

 

Sears brings back its print catalog.

 

Major mall operator shuts for Thanksgiving.

 

Amazon may dominate nearly half of 2017 U.S. e-commerce sales.

 

EBay “gasps for relevancy.

 

New site sells only engagement rings under $1,000.

 

How an SEO battle landed a jewelry e-tailer in a lot of trouble.

 

KBC seeks to dismiss Exelco’s chapter 11 filing.

 

Takeaways from the ICA Congress.

– The state of the colored stone market.

 

More jewelry design is moving to Los Angeles.

 

Paul Newman Rolex Daytona sets auction record.

 

Swiss watch exports rise, but not to U.S.

 

De Bethune sold to investor consortium.

 

Russell Shor: Diamond producers aiming for lower qualities.

 

AWDC introduces traceable diamond collection.

 

Indian mining companies may bid for Bunder diamond project.

 

Gareth Mostyn leaves De Beers.

 

Ross-Simons parent adds IT position.

 

Bloomberg profiles Pandora’s Brazilian CEO.

 

HAP Investments founder lied about diamond heist, says court.

 

Lawsuit against jeweler accused of murder.

 

Grace Mugabe’s diamond ring lawsuit takes new twist.

 

Tapper’s new store features a tap room with craft beer.

 

Jeweler creates second Black Panther ring.

 

Wedding ring found on mounds of cardboard.

 

Woman accidentally tosses engagement ring in the trash.

 

Media Watch

Irish newspaper on engagement ring cons.

 

CNBC’s tips on how to save on a ring.

 

From the Blog

How an SEO Battle Landed a Jewelry E-tailer in a Lot of Trouble

 

Interview with Tourneau CEO Ira Melnitsky

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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