Blogs: Cutting Remarks / Industry

Feb. 3 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: De Beers and Botswana said to be close to an agreement. Tiffany and Nike aren’t winning fans in China. Plus: Neil Lane’s ketubahs. All below.


U.S. seeks to tighten rules on Russian diamonds

– Belgian prime minister calls them “blood diamonds”

– E.U. considers capping imports

– State Dept. engages with gold industry over sanctions


More U.S. jewelry stores opened, fewer closed in 2022


Tenoris: December jewelry sales fall


Nike x Tiffany & Co. shoe collab sets Internet on fire

– Gets “lukewarm reception” in China

– A sign of “luxury’s new direction”?

– Report: Tiffany creative director departing


Audemars Piguet plans certified pre-owned program


Gold hits nine-month high


Report: Brilliant Earth conducts layoffs

– Opens North Carolina showroom


De Beers, Botswana talks enter “last lap” (subscription)


Sales decline at De Beers’ first sight

– Anglo American expresses “cautious optimism” for diamond growth


Surat’s diamond sparkle fades as industry faces recession

– Diamond trade looks to lab-grown


India makes “sweeping reform” to promote lab-grown sector

– Government statement on lab-grown

– Some welcome this

– Some not so much


Ya’akov Almor on Rapaport and lab-grown


GIA introduces new lab-grown and light performance reports


Charles & Colvard’s sales and net income falls


GIA examines rare 126 ct. cat’s-eye emerald


Former AGTA president Bilgore sounds off on responsible sourcing


The RealReal names new CEO


Greenland Ruby appoints new CEO


Armenian Jewelers, WJA, DCA add directors


Jewelers for Children, JA, Edge announce new honorees


Kohl’s lays off 60 at corporate headquarters


Lowe’s is now selling jewelry


New Miami jewelry building set to open in first quarter


How Daniel’s Jewelers designs stores for Hispanic customers


A Burlington, Vt., jewelry store will sell once-stolen necklace


When resale companies go bankrupt, who is left holding the bag?


Can India survive Adani’s $100 billion collapse?


Six banks join Grant Thornton in case against Winsome’s Mehtas


Antwerp raids turn up 50 million euros worth of gems


Queens, N.Y., jeweler found guilty of money laundering


Tennessee jeweler pleads guilty in jewelry heist


Jewelers worry about fake Native American jewelry at gem show


Companies try to fight “scourge” of bogus online reviews


Bulgari sisters in “billion-dollar family feud” (subscription)


Take a tour of jewelry mogul Kendra Scott’s expansive (i.e., expensive) Texas home


Also, take a tour of Neil Lane’s home

– Lane designing ketubahs


Book pays tribute to the founder of Fred


Town & Country wonders: Does Kim Kardashian have good taste in jewelry?


Hailey Bieber pairs bikini top with over $350K worth of diamonds


In photo, Beyoncé goes naked except for diamonds


Woman is sick of family’s snide comments about engagement ring


Reality-show host “feeling heat” after selling engagement ring within days of splitting up with ex


Scientists use lasers to transform plastic into tiny diamonds


Subway is giving away a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring


University of Alberta finds new knowledge in “superdeep” diamond


Media Watch

Scripps: “Why do we put so much worth in diamonds?”


From the Blog

U.S. Seeks to Tighten Rules on Russian Diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 88: VicenzaOro Recap, Sarine Acquiring GCAL, and Noncompetes



Have a great weekend!


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