Feb. 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Real talk about life in the Diamond District. A probe of “diamond investment” vehicles reopens in Italy. And the best Oscar jewelry, ever. All below.

 

Helzberg opens seven next-generation stores.

 

Signet slashing home office head count.

 

Jewelers saw mixed results on Valentine’s Day.

– Pam Danziger: Increasing “warning signs” for retailers.

 

Income inequality is the worst that it’s been since the Great Depression.

 

Diamond Producers Association debuts self-purchase campaign.

 

De Beers CEO claims lab-grown diamond price drop.

– Avi Krawitz on lab-grown meat versus lab-grown diamonds.

– Sold by upscale Place Vendôme jeweler.

– Chicago (industrial) lab-grown company gets Army contract.

 

De Beers sales rise, earnings sink.

 

Cryptocurrency publication looks at how diamonds may be tracked on blockchain.

 

88 ct. D flawless to be sold by Sotheby’s.

 

Report ties Samuels to alleged Choksi fraud.

– Examiner’s filing.

– Consignors object to sale.

 

Indian publication asks: Are diamond fraudsters getting away?

 

Investment diamond probe reopens in Italy.

 

Indiana jeweler accused of selling “fakes.”

– Police investigate.

 

Florida man sentenced for selling a diamond he didn’t own.

 

Ten Diamond District denizens sound off to Interview.

 

Alrosa plans to explore in Zimbabwe.

– Shows off largest pink ever found in Russia.

 

Indian polishers optimistic about Hong Kong show.

 

China downturn is still hurting the Swiss watch business.

 

New documentary takes a look at “conflict minerals” campaign (video).

 

Site offers database of gemstone inclusions.

 

Ya’akov Almor becomes editor-in-chief of IDEX.

 

Petra Diamonds names gold exec as new CEO.

 

South Carolina goldsmith Michael Robert Corneau dies.

 

Van Cleef & Arpels’ “exotic inspirations.”

 

Jewelry that’s made out of “found objects.”

 

Jeweler creates diamond Soju bottles.

 

Jewelry will be part of Barneys’ high-brow head shop.

 

Dame Dash gets stolen jewelry back after calling out store trying to sell it.

 

Town & Country’s all-time “best jewelry moments at the Oscars.”

 

From the Blog  

Report Ties Samuels to Alleged Choksi Fraud

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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