Hi, everyone. This week I appeared on MJSA’s podcast, discussing tips for buying, selling, and marketing lab-grown diamonds. (And, of course, I plugged my book.) Listen, or if you prefer, watch it here.
This week: Should retailers go on Roblox? Gold is on the move again. And eyeball jewelry. (Don’t ask.) All below.
Will the jewelry market shrink this year?
Retail forecast for 2022 (video)
– January retail sales rose most in 10 months
– Is retail living on borrowed time?
Watches and jewelry second most likely category to be bought in-store
Why D2C jewelry brands are opening stores
Has LVMH turned Tiffany around—or upside down?
– How the brand is pursuing younger consumers
Luxury brands raising prices, consumers don’t seem to mind (subscription required)
Gold price touches $1,900 for the first time since last June
How big is the lab-grown diamond market?
King of the blues: 15.1 ct. De Beers Cullinan may set record
– Why the stone is special
– De Beers is throwing in a ring too
Top engagement ring trends for 2022 (video)
Swiss watch market grows in January
Watches of Switzerland opens three new boutiques
Should more retailers be on Roblox?
Rebecca Minkoff sold to Sunrise Brands
Peter Smith leaves Mémoire, Hearts On Fire
Pat Henneberry joins Rapaport as chief business officer
Rob Gough promoted to global sales director at Bremont
Cartier designer Alfred Durante dies
Harvey O’Conor, former JBT chair, dies
Ann Arnold joins Day’s Jewelers board
Interview with Angela Bigg, head of Diavik diamond mine
How De Beers is using blockchain to trace diamonds
Blockchain is not a “silver bullet” for problems of artisanal miners
The unending curse of Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds
Sierra Leone lawsuit against diamond mine runs up against corporate opacity
Indian jeweler arrested in loan fraud case
Syrians become diamond buyers
Aether Diamonds earns B Corp certification
Pandora, Marvel team up for superhero-themed bracelets
Scarlett Johansson becomes ambassador for David Yurman
Drake’s $77,000 diamond ring is a tribute to his son
Simone Biles’ engagement ring has a whopping 36 diamonds
Kanye West is having a feud with celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, or something
Burlington, Vt., jeweler helps NFL player propose at Super Bowl
The history of the Super Bowl ring
Joe Burrow’s jeweler shares creation of now-famous chain
Next generation phone displays may be made of diamonds
– Diamond tech startup secures $20 million in funding
One of a kind engagement ring NFTs
Eyeball jewelry exists—and it’s horrifying
Man finds engagement ring in snowbank
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