Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Sept. 18

This week: A diamond ring scam on Facebook. A jewelry robber foiled by stuck elevator. And is Etsy hunting witches? All below.

 

Blue Nile opening three to four stores next year.

 

Edahn Golan: Consumer expenditure on jewelry sinks.

 

Why jewelers are high on low-end product.

 

JSA offering $10,000 reward for info on armed female jewelry thief.

 

KGK wins judgment against Ivanka Trump.

 

Jeweler sues Yelper for allegedly libelous review.

– Yelp must divulge poster’s identity.

– Page now bursting with bad reviews.

 

Retailers: Be careful what photos (and content) you use.

 

Hundreds of people watched this diamond get cut.

– Video interview from event.

 

Alrosa cuts rough prices at September sight.

– The “industry in peril.”

– Vinod Kuriyan: De Beers needs to decommoditize diamonds.

– Surat prepares for dull Diwali.

– Media coverage of lower diamond prices from Time and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Dominion Diamond lowers prices as sales, profits fall.

– Earning call transcript.

 

Antwerp Diamond Bank: closed because of cover-up?

– Dubai becomes more important in diamond finance.

– The rise and fall of (jewelry business-targeting) Salus Capital.

 

De Beers announces synthetic melee screening in India.

 

12.03 ct. fancy vivid blue goes up for auction, could set record.

– 357 ct. diamond sells for $19 million.

 

UAE could become KP chair; NGOs consider boycott.

 

Avi Krawitz: Botswana worried about diamond downturn.

 

Mood improves at Hong Kong show.

 

Cartier, Van Cleef doing “exceptionally well,” Richemont says.

 

Swatch CEO plays down China turbulence.

 

Inside Tiffany’s plan to rebuild its watch business.

– A look at “Tiffany blue.”

– Company presents at investment conference.

 

Swiss watchmakers pessimistic about the future.

 

Many Apple Watch users satified.

– Ideas how to fix it.

– Software release delayed.

– Hermès watch has no “visible Apple logo.”

 

Leibish & Co. owner on the future of retail.

 

Etsy will help designers find manufacturers.

– CEO: We’re not a craft marketplace.

– Testing same-day deliveries.

– Site is hunting witches.

 

Target plans to beef up e-commerce.

 

Filene’s Basement reborn as online store.

 

QVC CEO on the new multichannel world.

 

Donna Karan is imploding, says New York Post.

 

Matthew M. Peakes named CEO of DGSE Companies.

 

Davide Traxler named Montres Corum chief operating officer.

 

Jeweler David Navarro Potter dies.

 

Murdered Boston man dealt in diamonds, gold.

 

Shamrock Jewelers owner released from jail.

 

Kimberley Mines CEO arrested for allegedly misleading stock market.

 

Ekati owners defend mine expansion as caribou numbers fall.

– Snap Lake’s water limit change okayed by minister.

 

Is Gemfields the world’s “sexiest mining company”?

 

A look at Fairtrade gold from Uganda.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa: The next big market?

 

Former Pittsfield, Mass., jeweler to appear in film Black Mass.

 

Jewelry store robber foiled by stuck elevator.

 

Construction workers fall from diamond district building.

 

Free diamond ring scam on Facebook.

 

Thai doctors extract diamond after woman swallows it.

 

Media Watch

– Bustle: Is the Miss America crown really diamonds?

Time on how to sniff out fakes.

The New Yorker on rose gold.

– Dear Abby handles a question about a white sapphire mistaken for diamond.

 

From the Blog:

Why Jewelers Are Still High on Low-End Items

Retailers: Be Careful What Photos (and Content) You Use

 

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

 

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