Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Oct. 7

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This week:  A “Kayak for diamonds.” A former Pink Panther discusses Kim Kardashian robbery. And the Supreme Court declines to hear Signet case. All below.

 

Pandora cuts 450 more retailers from network.

 

Holiday sales will rise 3.6 percent, NRF says.

– Other forecasters also upbeat.

 

How “Real Is Rare” hopes to reinvent diamond advertising.

– Behind the scenes of the ad’s filming.

Adweek weighs in.

– New generic diamond promotion campaign to be launched in India.

– New insights into millennial, Gen Z shoppers.

 

New e-tailer aims to be “Kayak for diamonds.”

 

Roberto Coin to sell collection through Ritani.com.

 

Noted analyst sees Apple Watch decline.

 

Watches turn to “high-tech materials.”

 

Costco must pay Tiffany & Co. $5.5 million in ring case.

– Damages increase to $13.75 million.

 

Supreme Court won’t hear Signet Jewelers discrimination case.

– Signet closes Leonard Green strategic investment.

 

Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row merchants lose zoning challenge.

 

Top lot again fails to sell at Sotheby’s.

 

Gold price drop a “buying opportunity.”

– Bad sign for Donald Trump?

– Deutsche Bank: Crash “just getting started.”

 

De Beers now offering tailored sight boxes.

 

Lucara builds technology to unearth world’s biggest diamond.

 

Indian diamonds to be screened for synthetics in Antwerp.

 

KP chair calls for standardized pricing mechanism.

 

India auctions off diamond mineral block.

 

James Haag appointed managing director of Verdura, Belperron.

 

Weston Jewelers names two new sales associates.

 

Former Chow Tai Fook chairman dies.

 

Rumors of Kroger takeover.

 

Todd Reed closes California store.

 

Mall of America to close on Thanksgiving.

 

Sears CEO Eddie Lampert: Kmart not closing.

 

Target, Wal-Mart look to smaller stores.

 

Amazon scares Target into management shake-up.

 

J.R. Dunn preps for Hurricane Matthew.

 

Deadly shoot-out haunts Texas jeweler.

 

EBay watch seller gets jail for tax avoidance.

 

Kim Kardashian’s Paris jewelry theft.

– BBC ponders: How do you sell high-profile diamonds?

– Expert not “surprised.”

– All the conspiracy theories.

– Karl Lagerfeld chimes in.

– Ring engraved “Adidas.”

– A former Pink Panther offers his thoughts.

 

Ellie Fanning to be featured in Tiffany & Co. campaign.

 

Jay Leno appearing at AGS Conclave.

 

Irish TV presenter becomes a diamond dealer.

 

The influencer who charges thousands for an Instagram post.

 

New film shows adventures of gold prospector in Indonesia.

 

Boehmer et Bassenge Jewels to premiere at the Christie’s Geneva November sale.

 

Esquire hates beard jewelry.

 

Media Watch:

Illinois newspaper counsels against diamond investment.

Business Insider takes a tour of London’s “declining” diamond district.

 

From the Blog:

How “Real Is Rare” Hopes to Reinvent Diamond Advertising

De Beers Now Offering Tailored Sight Boxes

 

 

Have a great weekend, and happy new year!

 

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