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Feb. 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Will we see a “great reckoning” in retail? C.D. Peacock defends itself against employee charges. The story on pigeon diamond-smuggling. All below.


GIA finds fake inscriptions on diamonds.


The ongoing quest for a sustainable diamond.


The “social context” of jewelry’s success.


Valentine’s Day was sweet for jewelers this year.


Is a major economic recovery afoot?


The year of retail’s great reckoning?


Signet will pay all its employees $15 minimum wage.


Belk enters, and exits, Chapter 11.


How De Beers (may have) bounced back.

– De Beers raises prices for the third sight in a row.

– De Beers seeks access to sightholder polished data.


Alrosa lifts rough prices, too.


China’s emerging diamond industry.


Company deliberately buys “world’s worst diamonds.”


Swarovski undergoes a change in brand identity.


Bergio International buys e-tail site Aphrodite’s.


Arctic Blue offers e-commerce platform for fluorescing diamonds.


AGTA cancels tentative plans for April show.


Pioneering Black American jewelry designers in history.


Herbert Littman, head of Elangy, dies.


Joseph Varjabedian, Jova And Z.Jova founder, dies.


Montblanc appoints Marco Tomasetta creative director.


DMIA elects Stuart Samuels president.


Boaz Moldawsky elected president of Israeli Diamond Exchange.


Industry calls for extra vigilance for diamonds from Central African Republic.


U.K. court allows extradition of Nirav Modi to India.


Rolex dealer C.D. Peacock defends against “racketeering” lawsuit.


Jehovah’s Witnesses claim Robbins Brothers fired them over religion.


Star Diamond, Rio Tinto butt heads over diamond breakage study.


Three more COVID-19 cases at Canadian mine Gahcho Kué.


Are certain Rolexes vintage “blood diamonds”?


Couple claims Florida jeweler shut down without returning watch.


Diamonds Direct opens first store in Pennsylvania.


Alrosa finds a diamond within a diamond.

– Alrosa puts walnut-size diamond up for sale.


Indian laborer just found rare diamond.


New book looks at pigeons that smuggle diamonds.

– New book looks at banker who “crushed his diamonds.”


Man throws engagement ring onto roof in anger.


@missmickster just gave JCK a hell of an interview.


Media Watch

Real Simple looks at jewelry insurance. (video)


From the Blog

The Ongoing Quest for a Sustainable Diamond

How De Beers (May Have) Bounced Back


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 38: Guest John Ferry



Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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