Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Sept. 30

Everybody refuses to call Sean Hannity

This week: Will Macy’s close more stores? Israeli diamond dealer’s name linked to hedge fund case. And Tiffany fights online rumors. All below.


Samuels plans an ambitious expansion.


Swiss watch executives worried about the future.


Graff Diamonds North America head steps down.


Sotheby’s headline diamond doesn’t sell.


Retailers’ marketing plans: Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.


Tiffany, Costco face off in court.


Diamond price recovery not helping smaller stones.


Chaim Even-Zohar on the Belgian Carat Tax.


De Beers still sees rising Asian demand.


Botswana prepares for diamond-less future.


 De Beers wins case against DeBeers.Feedback site.


Macy’s store closures might be “tip of iceberg.”


Sears’ decline could kill off hundreds of malls.


Amazon crushing Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s in online sales.


James Allen pivots away from omnichannel.


Nordstrom announces new online head.


Alex and Ani reshuffles exec ranks.


Smyth Jewelers names Robert Yanega CFO.


Savina Makalena rejoins Maui Divers Jewelry.


Past Chicago Jewelers’ Association president Tom Foody dies.


Former Chow Tai Fook chairman dies.


Aetna may pay people to wear an Apple Watch.

– Danny Meyer may make Apple Watch relevant.


Indian diamantaires don’t care about winding up of Hindustan Diamond Co.


Jeweler accused of slow-motion platinum heist.

Pleads guilty.


San Diego man sues jewelry company.


Dan Gertler’s name turns up in hedge fund scandal.


Blood diamonds suspect dies in Belgian prison.


Secret gold vaults are the new Swiss bank accounts.


Gold falls on Hillary Clinton debate victory.

– But it might rise if Donald Trump wins.

– Performance could weaken in October.


What it’s like to sell jewelry to the Clintons.


Albert Robinson: “Office-less” future?


London museum puts 9,381 ct. topaz on display.


Jeweler replaces engagement ring lost on Halloween.


Outrage as Hong Kong shop workers sell jewelry topless.


Tiffany fights “slave collar” rumors.

– Snopes debunks.


Remembering a 1994 Tiffany robbery.


Paris dinner commingles food and jewelry.


What happens to Brangelina’s jewelry?


Media Watch:

– Petra Diamonds boss talks to The Telegraph.   

Ice teaser portrays industry as “dangerous.”

– Business Insider goes inside Ritani’s factory.

– Business Insider: Why mechanical watches are worth the money.


From the Blog:

Interview with CEO of Samuels Jewelers

James Allen Pivots Away From Omnichannel



Wishing a Happy New Year to all who celebrate. Have a great weekend!


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