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Feb 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: Rich people are still buying jewelry from home. Amazon goes up against Spotify. New Netflix series to be set in Antwerp’s diamond district. All below.


Texas jewelers help one another through the deep freeze.


Hodinkee buys pre-owned watch e-tailer Crown & Caliber.


Suit: Chicago jeweler allowed Rolex sales to gray market.


Retail sales in January were surprisingly strong.


New York Post: Wealthy buying jewelry from home.


Five things to know about the new Jewelers Board of Trade stats.


How JIS is holding a trade show during a pandemic.


Inhorgenta Munich canceled for 2021.


Alrosa sees diamond market recovery.


Paul Zimnisky: Five trends playing out in diamond industry.


Gahcho Kué stays shut as COVID-19 cases rise.


Colombia loses billions in illegal gold trade.



Namdia CEO Kennedy Hamutenya faces disciplinary action.


Report says miners lag behind in human rights issues.


Customs intercepts more than 200 fake Cartier jewels.


Chanel suing company over jewelry with authentic buttons.


Government recalls nose studs.


New York sues Amazon for putting “profits over people.”


New business owners are Shopify’s “secret weapon.”

– Amazon acquires Shopify challenger.


Bergio International buys e-tailer Aphrodite’s.


Why mall owner Westfield is leaving the United States.


South African diamantaire Louis Lipchin dies.


Canadian jeweler starts podcast of customer love stories.


Jennifer Fisher opens Beverly Hills store.


How the Ring Finders helped a woman find her diamond ring.


Paris Hilton’s engagement ring valued at $1 million.


The Ringer writer tries to get diamond implanted in forehead.


Netflix series to be set in Antwerp diamond district.


Media Watch

CBS News looks at how 21st-century diamonds are born.

Refinery 29 looks at natural versus lab-grown diamonds.


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 38: Guest John Ferry



Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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