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Feb. 9 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: France reportedly limits lab-grown lingo. More controversy over new Diamond District hotel. And the diamond grown from a fish sandwich. All below.


48% of jewelry retailers reported December sales gains


U.S. confirms diamond sanctions will begin March 1

– De Beers, Botswana still concerned

– So is the Indian industry

– Blockchain’s “Trojan horse”?

– Rapaport podcast on Russian sanctions

– RapNet will list Tracr information


Anglo American mulls writing down value of De Beers

– De Beers sees “gradual” improvement in market this year

– Rough prices fall 6%


Botswana going ahead with purchase of HB Antwerp stake


Israel diamond industry is stuck between two crises


Surat sees another cutter suicide


GSI reports rise in undisclosed lab-grown colored diamonds


Diamond groups complain about Kimaï’s Dragons’ Den segment

– Indian Shark Tank also features lab-grown brand


France says diamond manufacturers should stick to “synthetic”

– WFDB commends ruling

My comments


Pandora reports “healthy sales”

– Five things to know about its results

– Company disappointed in Chinese business

– Returning $793 million to shareholders

– Controversy persists over “recycled gold” switch


Patek Philippe confirms it raised watch prices

– Prices drop for secondhand watches from Rolex and Philippe but not Cartier


Review of recent Rolex copyright decision


LVMH wants to up its share of global watch market


Jewelry cited as bright spot for Kering

– Conglomerate pursues “brand elevation” strategy


The strange story of one jewelry blogger’s Instagram suspension


Buccellati names Van Cleef exec new CEO


Huw Daniel stepping down as head of Platinum Guild


Tony Spring takes over as Macy’s CEO


RJC has two nominees for chairman


Women’s Jewelry Association expands to Canada


Chanel’s new jewelry and watch flagship in New York City

– Celebs turns out for opening


Luxury retailers are buying out their landlords


Fox’s Seattle to close after 112 years


Second court rules for Kay Jewelers in age bias suit (subscription)


Fifth person charged in death of Michigan jeweler


Diamond District hotel wants to brick up neighbor windows


GIA helps recover stolen diamonds


Locating diamond deposits assisted by Swiss breakthrough


Angola’s diamond industry offers high return for investors


Diavik mine charged with safety violations


Spanish newspaper on Diamond Foundry tower controversy


Cristina Villegas of Moyo Gems on A Thousand Facets podcast


At the Grammys, necklaces do the talking


Arizona “jewelers to the stars” boosted by Alice Cooper


Cartier welcomes K-pop star Jisoo in France


A lab-grown diamond ring made from fish sandwiches


Media Watch

Lab-grown diamond coverage by The Atlantic (which links to this JCK story), Fast Company, and Boston TV station


From the Blog

The Strange Story of One Jewelry Blogger’s Instagram Suspension


From the Podcast      

The Jewelry District, Episode 114: Platinum, Undisclosed Lab-Growns, Tucson


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By: Rob Bates

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