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Feb. 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: Was Jeff Bezos a twisted genius? Is Joe Biden the “watch geek in chief?” And Lil Uzi Vert gets pink diamond implanted in his forehead. All below.


Patek Philippe stops production of popular watch.


Couture moving to August with JCK Las Vegas.


Jewelry retailers growing post-lockdown.

– Place Vendôme jewelers doing okay, WWD says.

– Virtual Red Carpets mean more focus on jewels.


Reddit forum tied to rise in silver price.

– Silver markets stabilize.

– Dubai jewelers don’t like instability.


Pandora expects to return to sales growth this year.

– Interview with chief information officer.

– Earnings call transcript.


U.S. gold jewelry demand “resilient” in fourth quarter.


Anglo-American says diamond sales exceed pre-pandemic levels.

– Edahn Golan on the diamond market: dive and bounce.

– Avi Krawitz: “Beware a supply bottleneck.”


Dominion completes sale of Ekati mine.


France, Russia engage in “mini Cold War” over Central African Republic diamonds.


Some created diamond sellers want to make “as-grown” a thing.


Clikia appoints acquires noncontrolling stake in Aether.


Nearly half of sustainability claims are “exaggerated” or “deceptive.”


Watch brands increasing fashion tie-ups.


Should malls be getting into retail?


Hudson’s Bay lays off 600 people.


Kendra Scott names new CEO as founder steps aside.


Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO.

– His legacy by the numbers.

– Inside his (twisted) mind.

– What to expect from Amazon’s new CEO.

– Amazon is forcing workers into brutal megacycle shifts.


Parmigiani Fleurier appoints Guido Terreni as CEO.


Diamond Council of America appoints Chuck Kuba its new chair.


Hamilton Jewelers promotes Anne Russell and Donna Bouchard.


All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council elects Ashish Pethe chairman.


New “Diamond City” brings Surat, Mumbai closer.


Indian tax authorities raid Surat diamond firm.


Court says Winsome Diamonds account can go abroad.


Customs intercepts fake designer jewelry in two shipments.


French criminal pens tell-all on Kim Kardashian West heist.


How being mugged inspired Real Housewife’s jewelry career.


Lil Uzi Vert gets pink diamond implanted in his forehead.


Samantha Barks’ diamond ring is “stunning.”


Maria Sharapova flashes her “dazzling” diamond ring.


Joe Biden is the “watch geek in chief.”


Martha Stewart’s dogs are dripping in diamonds.


Carolyn Rafaelian selling Tribeca townhouse.


Recently divorced woman giving away wedding rings.


Tiffany & Co. touts its Vince Lombardi trophy.


Sotheby’s auctioneers wear Bulgari as “product placement.”


Media Watch

Hints from Heloise teaches “the four C’s.”


From the Blog

Some Created Diamond Sellers Want to Make “As-Grown” a Thing


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 37: JCK Show, Holiday Report, and De Beers


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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By: Rob Bates

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