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Feb. 23 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Is the lab-grown boom over? The roots of the Tiffany legend. And jewelry was a category on Jeopardy! All below.


U.S. still has no rules for March 1 diamond sanctions

– What the new rules will be for fish


Anglo American writes down De Beers’ value by $1.6 billion

– De Beers’ financials

– Paul Zimnisky: What to expect this year


Lucara signs new 10-year deal with HB Antwerp

– Lucara skids to loss

– Discovers four large diamonds

– President Obama joining HB cofounder for event


Business Insider says the lab-grown boom is over

– Surat lab-grown industry worries about French terminology ban

– AFP says lab-growns are putting industry “under pressure”


U.S. diamond market shows “mixed messages” (video)

– New York diamond dealers upbeat


LVMH starts film, TV division


Top executives share predictions on future of retail


January was “mixed bag” for independent jewelers


Jewelers navigate “life after Rolex”


Subdued watch sales continue into new year


Swiss supreme court sounds off on customized watches in Rolex case


Inside the rise of “luxury fakes”


The top 25 most valuable luxury companies in the world


Sustainability promises pose mounting legal risk

– Corporate emissions claims require third-party audits


GIA opens Dubai lab, expands verification services


Chow Tai Fook might appoint outsider to head company


Annoushka appoints new CEO


Gina D’Onofrio rejoins Heritage Auctions


Profile of Cyrille Vigneron, Cartier CEO


How Louis Tiffany made his brand a household name

– New book spotlights Tiffany’s flagship and history


Belgian court orders search of grading lab HRD


Lawyer on overgrading cases Manookian permanently disbarred


Diamond Foundry factory due to start production in fall

– Execs pledge to find solution in tower issue


China’s scientists use diamonds to produce chips for electronic warfare


China’s Gen Z takes a shine to gold investments


British museum puts stolen gems on display


These earrings can monitor your temperature


Texas Monthly on hunting blue topaz


Dallas jeweler performs “random acts of kindness”


How Kendra Scott is reaching out to Gens Z and Alpha


WSJ: New “offbeat” status watches are Rolex alternatives (subscription)


Miami steps up in the watch world


The Snoopy MoonSwatch is almost here


Elton John’s watches crush estimates at auction


James Biden threw out second diamond gifted to Hunter


Antonio Brown owes jeweler $1 million


Actor Charles Esten won wife’s engagement ring on a game show


Man wants to replace $500 engagement ring; wife refuses


14k gold Lego piece found in Goodwill jewelry box is worth thousands


Jeopardy! had a jewelry category. I did rather poorly on these.


From the Blog

U.S. Still Has No Rules for March 1 Diamond Sanctions


From the Podcast      

The Jewelry District, Episode 115: Guest Vanessa Fernández



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By: Rob Bates

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