Feb. 8 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: The other all-diamond ring. Did big Indian diamond trader leak customer data? Who designed Nancy Pelosi’s necklace? All below.


Kay and Zales get new ad agencies.


Walmart will carry less jewelry this year.


Sears to leave bankruptcy—alive.

– Just a “waste of time”?


Retail growth may slow this year, says NRF.


After a down year, Pandora wants to bring back “passion.”

– CFO sees “turnaround opportunity.”

– In U.K., clearance charms going for “a fiver.”

– Earnings call transcript.


Edahn Golan breaks down lab-grown diamond prices.

– Execs plan new lab-grown association.

– IGDA director on market for lab-grown diamonds.

– GIA says two Lightbox diamonds are G VS1s.

– Chinese companies excited to produce lab-growns.

– Surat companies excited to cut them.

– HRD excited to grade “all-diamond” lab-grown ring (not the Jony Ive one).

– More media: The Daily Beast on lab-growns.


Charles & Colvard sees “significant” sales growth.


Diamond Producers Association upping budget for coming year.



Why your brand needs a college peer influencer program.


Four global luxury trends creating turmoil for brands.


Ten “radicals” breaking barriers at retail.


The Cut profiles Instagram jeweler Richie Rich.


Fashionista profiles Mejuri.


Westchester magazine digs Tiffany’s new White Plains store.


QVC gets brand makeover.


Report says big Indian diamond trader leaked customer data.


David Yurman gets default judgment against counterfeiters.


Kat Florence, Sarah Jessica Parker settling dispute.


Katy Perry stylist sued over missing jewelry.


San Diego jeweler pleads guilty to violating ivory ban.


India says Mehul Choksi still citizen, wants to extradite.


Report: Key Winsome Diamonds aide may have fled India.


The Nirav Modi case, one year later.


South African businessman says diamonds were unfairly confiscated.


Swedish police may have found stolen crown jewels.
Belgian burglars raid Antwerp vaults through sewers.


Albert Robinson: Israeli bourse robbery shows events are “rare.”


Dental assistant stole jewelry from sedated patients.


“Peculiar” Diavik thief is sentenced.


552 ct. diamond displayed in New York City.


New Rio Tinto mine in Canada may be “years away.”


De Beers spending millions prospecting in South Africa.


Good diamonds are hard to find at Lesotho.


For JCK’s 150th, Le Vian CEO Eddie LeVian tells the Chocolate Diamonds story.


Watch industry vet Russell Kelly joins Hodinkee.


Moldawsky elected chairman of Israel Diamond Institute.


CIBJO vice president Eli Avidar leaving group.


RapNet introduces jewelry trading.


“Practical tips” for starting a jewelry-making business.


British company says it sells 20,000 “placeholder” rings a week.


Murphy Jewelers Soup-er Bowl sale benefits soup kitchen.


Jewelry supply chain platform Atelier Technology targets China.


Nancy Pelosi’s State of the Union necklace crafted by Houston designer.


Media Watch

Vox says: Yellow gold engagement rings are back.

Daily Caller writer says people should buy engagement rings in “tax-free” Delaware.


From the Blog  

IGDA Director on the Market for Lab-Grown Diamonds


Have a great weekend!



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