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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