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.”
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