Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 28

Happy Halloween from your Fright-day web roundup

This week: Rare gold found in treasure chest. Rugs that look like jewelry. Macy’s ripped for opening on Thanksgiving. All below.


Spence Diamonds reenters the United States.


Saks opening stand-alone jewelry store.


Luca + Danni receives “significant investment.”

– Interview with CEO.


Brooks Brothers buys Alexis Bittar.


Barneys New York introduces lab-grown diamond collection.

– Are lab-grown diamonds really that much cheaper than naturals? 

– New articles on synthetics on CNBC and Billionaire.


Edahn Golan: What diamonds are U.S. customers buying?


Three thoughts about DPA campaign “Real Is Rare.”

– “It’s like wearing your Rolex to the beach.”


Indian broker defrauds suppliers of millions.


Men held at Indian airport for diamond smuggling.


An NGO is attending the KP Plenary. Or maybe not

– Government-owned newspaper calls for NGO boycott to end.


Apple Watch sales are way down.


Amazon’s apparel business should terrify Macy’s, J.C. Penney.

– Why fashion world won’t let Amazon in.


Matthieu Haverlan joins Ulysse Nardin.


Marcus ter Haar joins DEF board.


Former director of AGS advanced instrument division James Caudill dies.


Gem expert Jim Fiebig dies.


Richard Schreibman of Alson Jewelers dies.


Mayors Jewelers store director dies.


Stanley Jewelers in Arkansas to close.


Ben Bridge selects DNA Seattle as ad agency.


Tiffany & Co. opens first New Zealand store.


Shinola debuts women’s jewelry collection.


Reports suggest, then deny, Coach-Burberry merger.


Ratnaraj Ruby to lead the Christie’s November Hong Kong sale.


A visit to a Namibian beach where diamonds wash up.


Police probe torching of bus during strike at De Beers mine.


Petra vows to increase safety following mine deaths.


Alrosa watches reindeer when developing deposit.


Indian companies get early Diwali vacation.

– Surat diamond merchant gives employees apartments and cars.


CEO of REI rips Macy’s for opening early on Thanksgiving.


Ivanka Trump fights to save her brand.

– Letter calling on Nordstrom to drop line goes viral.

– Fewer than one out of four women will buy her clothes. 


Rashida Jones wants to make jewelry you can sleep in.


Sarah Jessica Parker launches jewelry line.


Miley Cyrus doesn’t like her engagement ring.


Khloe Kardashian shows off diamond ring.

– “Blasted” after sister’s robbery.


Jennifer Meyer says diamonds save relationships.


Texas store offers gun with engagement ring.


Rare gold chain found in toy treasure chest.


Rare Rolex bought 50 years ago for £69, now worth more than £100,000.

Are luxury watches a good investment?


Can diamonds store data?


Rugs that look like jewelry.


Media Watch:

The Telegraph traces a diamond’s journey.

Forbes visits Blue Nile’s headquarters.

Philadelphia Weekly on the fight to preserve Jewelers Row


From the Blog:

An NGO Is Going to the KP Plenary. Or Maybe Not

Spence Diamonds Reenters the United States



Have a great weekend!


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