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Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup (Week of Sept. 26)

This week: Sears’ biggest mistakes. Man allegedly traded $160,000 diamond for $20 of marijuana. Falling gold price may lead mines to close. All below.


Bank Panic:

– Antwerp Diamond Bank’s closure could end rough speculation

– Antwerp worries about loan drought.

– De Beers: “A sad day.”

– Liquidity crunch coming?


Holiday looking strong for retail, consultants say.

– Most adults don’t mind four months of Christmas ads.

– Retailers expected to be open even earlier this Thanksgiving.


Many British women don’t like their engagement rings.

– Record number of Americans have never married.


Apple Watch: Too much too soon?

– Fashion bloggers design their own Apple Watch.

– Apple Watch may know when you take it off.

– Will it be available by Valentine’s Day?

– Could Apple’s synthetic sapphire help synthetic diamonds?

– Swatch inventor: Swiss industry missed the boat on smartwatches.


New bracelet may replace passwords, house keys.


Amazon wants watches, jewelry, but brands say no.

– Alex and Ani wins in Amazon search.


If you think eBay is bad for diamonds, check out Alibaba.


Bidz.com domain going up for sale.


BaubleBar expands, moves to Brooklyn, N.Y.


Macy’s aims to become retail tech powerhouse.


End is near for Sears, analysts say.

– Failure to sell Canada darkens outlook.

– The company’s biggest mistakes.


Hong Kong fair shows market’s power.


Falling gold price may lead to mine closures.

– Analysts see further downtrend.


Alrosa president steps down.

– Citigroup sees red flags for miner.


De Beers denies funding Botswana ruling party. 

– Gaborone mayor thinks the country could improve on De Beers deal.


Signet one of few companies to get conflict minerals report audited.

– Global Witness doesn’t like EU legislation.


Pebble Mine wins (temporary) legal reprieve.


Cartier targets ISPs in counterfeit fight.


Cadmium in children’s jewelry becomes campaign issue.


Georg Jensen appoints Meeling Wong president.

Tory Burch hires former Ralph Lauren president as co-CEO.

– How Burch built her billion-dollar company.


Nebraska jewelery store where murder occurred to reopen.

– Police still searching for suspects.


NPR asks why jewelers hide price tags.

– Michelle Graff ponders.


Claire’s opening branded shops in Toys R Us.


JudeFrances names Camelia Chiriac VP.


Scio Diamond director acquires $100,000 in stock.


Former J.C. Penney CEO starting gadget delivery startup.


PriceScope surveys about EGL reports.


U.S. recovery mainly benefits top 10 percent.


“Ship of Gold” turning up a lot of jewelry.


Mom gives diamond ring as summer school tuition.


Woman swallows ring at J.C. Penney.


Grandmother jewel thief back in jail.


Eisenhower’s Rolex doesn’t sell.


Model poses nude in John Hardy ad campaign.


Man, um, urinates on jewelry in British department store.


Former UPS worker allegedly steals $160,000 diamond, trades it for $20 of marijuana.


Courteney Cox’s daughter helped pick out her engagement ring.


Kris Jenner wants to keep her ring.


Media Watch:

Allure talks to Neil Lane.

Adweek on Tiffany’s blue box.

Glamour advises how to tell your boyfriend you don’t want a diamond.

Psychology Today examines engagement rings.


From the blog

If You Think eBay Is Bad for Diamonds, Check Out Alibaba

Is the Apple Watch Too Much Too Soon?


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