Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 6

This week: Russia hoardes gold. Thief returns what he stole. And former President Obama sports a Rolex. All below.


Exelco North America files for Chapter 11.


Millennials more likely to sell engagement rings, survey says.


Do customers care if their diamonds are new?


Instore’s best-performing jewelry brands.


Why the wave of U.S. store closings isn’t over yet.


Mall developer rebrands amid rising vacancies.


New study predicts the busiest holiday shopping days this year.


Brooks Brothers revamps jewelry subsidiary.


Christie’s to auction largest D flawless ever.


709 ct. diamond from Sierra Leone lands in Antwerp.

– Pastor hopes for $50 million.


“The discovery of newsworthy diamonds is increasing.


Why De Beers wants to hire more women.


Diamond Foundry sets up new growing facility.

– CNBC profile of Diamond Foundry.


Chopard to sell jewelry and watches over Net-A-Porter.


Helzberg Diamonds partners with Marchesa on an engagement ring collection.


Did Alphabet just leave the smartwatch industry?

– Android Wear removed from online store.


EPA head revives Alaska gold mine.

– Smaller Pebble project announced.


South Dakota wants Supreme Court to take up online tax issue.


Russia hoarding gold.


Alrosa wants to reopen New York City office.


GIA opens Tokyo campus.


Royal Asscher opens Tokyo store.


Bill Gould joins Tri-Gem Pearls.


Canadian Jewellers Association appoints general manager.


Nordstrom works on new financing.


Tampa jeweler replaces missing wedding ring for Irma worker.


Australian diamond dealer arrested for allegedly buying stolen goods.


San Diego jeweler charged with fleecing service members with illegal credit.


Suspect returns jewelry store after seeing himself on the news.


New York City Jewish business, including jewelry store, receive anti-Semitic threats.


Documentary produced on industry critic Edward Jay Epstein.


Hearts On Fire, Jade Trau, and Kevin Grey endorse blingy tampon holders.


Former President Obama sports a Rolex Cellini.


Riff Raxx rocks “insane pointy” diamond teeth.


Media Watch

Daily Mail asks: Would you wear a diamond from catalog retailer Argos?

Today viewers share tales of post-divorce wedding rings.

CGTN-TV talks diamonds with yours truly.


From the Blog

Why De Beers Wants to Hire More Women

Do Consumers Care If Their Diamonds Are New?



Have a great weekend!



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