Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Sept. 11

This week: Apple Watch lets you monitor your baby’s heartbeat. Cursed gems. And the diamond that helped a family escape the Nazis. All below.

 

Tiffany setting not generic, court finds.

– Ruling means retailers should not use Tiffany setting.

– Three lessons from the case.

– Still the industry’s strongest brand name.

 

Macy’s to close 35–40 stores.

 

Signet weighing further acquisitions, exec says.

 

EEOC case against Sterling will proceed.

 

 Apple, Hermès team up for smartwatch.

– How partnership came to be (subscription required).

– Partnership “baffling.”

– Still no Apple Watch sales numbers.

– Apple Watch burned woman’s wrist.

– Lets mom monitor fetal heart rate.

– Apple Watch unnerving mid-market watch brands (registration required).

 

Amazon and the affluent marketplace.

 

Danielle Max: Luxury goes digital.

 

Problems brewing in Net-a-Porter integration.

 

De Beers sales exec: Market will come back.

– Ehud Laniado on the industry’s fundamental issues.

– More job losses feared in Surat.

 

Indian company develops synthetic-diamond detector.

 

Lab-grown diamond manufacturer Scio raises $1.56 million.

 

New Israel anti-money-laundering law will affect diamond business.

 

Antwerp bourse clarifies name of sanctioned diamond firm.

 

U.S. undersecretary calls for Kimberley Process improvement, praises Time article.

 

Is Namibia now subsidizing Botswana diamond industry?

 

Judge sides with EPA against Pebble mine.

 

London panel tackles diamond grading issues.

Roopal Patel named fashion director at Saks.

 

Shawn O’Sullivan named president of Eternity Natural Emeralds.

 

Colin Powell to keynote AGS Conclave 2016.

 

EZCorp buys 13 USA Pawn & Jewelry Stores.

 

Kmart early holiday ad mocks early holiday ads.

 

Jos. A. Bank cuts back on sales, business tanks.

 

Tiffany taking watches “seriously” (registration required).

 

Cartier struggling in men’s watch industry.

 

Liquidating G.M. Pollack extends jewelry pickup deadline.

 

Diamond trader robbed in Dallas.

 

Four men to stand trial for Brussels airport diamond theft.

 

Bulgari seeing “positive results” for China.

 

Chow Tai Fook consolidating amid demand drop.

– Hong Kong jewelers targeting locals, not tourists.

 

Chow Tai Fook unveils necklace with 104 ct. diamond.

 

A look at “cursed gems.”

 

Paris Hilton wants to reward fireman who returned lost ring.

 

Stars gather at Nirav Modi New York City store opening.

Czech diamond company buying fancy hotel.

 

United Arab Emirates man gives daughter diamond-studded wedding cake.

 

How a diamond helped a family escape Nazi Germany.

 

Media Watch

CNBC on the “diamond slump.”

Time on how to tell if your diamond is real.

Upworthy excited about lab-grown diamonds.

Attn.com says engagement ring industry is “ripping you off.”

Bustle’s nine things your jeweler may not tell you about fibers and care.

Savannah Morning News spotlights diamond books.

North Carolina jewelry company featured on Good Morning America.

Neil Lane ring featured on Bachelor in Paradise.

Debrief on how to avoid rings turning your fingers green.

 

From the Blog:

Tiffany Still Has the Strongest Brand Name in the Business

De Beers’ Paul Rowley: The Market Should Be Coming Back Soon

 

Have a great weekend, and a happy and healthy new year for all who celebrate.

 

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