Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Sept. 8

This week: Jewelers mixed on synthetics. How much did Standard Chartered’s diamond division lose? And Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift pose with diamonds. All below.


Houston jewelers still recovering from Harvey.


JTV’s annual sales grow 7.6 percent.


Birks Group to open five monobrand stores.


Pantone’s color picks for spring.


Best of New York Fashion Week jewelry.


Bloomberg’s deep dive on Standard Chartered’s diamond debt.


Edahn Golan takes on the latest bankruptcy.


Israel Diamond Exchange rents out space to nontraders.


Diamond Exchange supports diamond-backed currency.

– SparkleCoin does too.


World’s first diamond futures exchange launched in India.


Most retailers won’t sell synthetics, DPA says.


Pam Danziger: Man-made diamonds will disrupt industry.


Rapaport interviews head of De Beers lab, IIDGR.


Bon Ton hires turnaround experts.


NRF downgrades 2017 retail forecast.


What consumers wish from retailers this holiday season.


Four ways small businesses can compete with Amazon.


Smartwatch sales surge, with Apple leading the way.


Remembering Bill Shuster.

– Reminiscences from Hedda Schupak., Peggy Jo Donahue.


Former Midwest jeweler Tony Roskin dies.


Alrosa abandons search for missing miners.


Sally Morrison leaves Gemfields as its marking moves.


Scott Sedlacek joins lab-grown diamond company.


Hodinkee veteran joins Phillips.


Albuquerque jeweler moves to bigger digs..


Jeweler to refund customers’ money after touchdown.


Australian jeweler’s treasure hunt involves 100 hidden rings.


Jeweler gives police officers something blue.


How the FBI took down a jewelry theft gang.


Con man ripped off jewelers from his prison cell.


Drug-sniffing dog also finds diamonds.


Deadbeat Diamond District dad fakes witness protection, says report.


Sarine may block diamonds at U.S. border.


Better Business Bureau warns about fake Pandora jewelry.


GEM Awards to honor Debra Messing.


Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with diamonds.


Book tackles jewelry and the “slut assumption.”


Miley Cyrus poses nude with diamonds.


Taylor Swift posed with $10 million of diamonds for video.


Diamond billionaire’s son works at café, learns important lessons.


Media Watch

Wired U.K. becomes the lastest publication to profile Diamond Foundry.

Smithsonian on the Koh-i-Noor.


From the Blog

How the FBI Took Down a Gang of Really Bad Jewel Thieves

Remembering Bill Shuster


Have a great weekend!



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