Jan. 10 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Why Warren Buffett may have passed on Tiffany. Man found smuggling almost 300 diamonds in his gut. And the Diamond District sounds off on Adam Sandler’s latest movie. All below.

 

The best jewelry of the Golden Globes.

– Collars were trending.

– Behind the scenes on Instagram.

 

WD sues six lab-grown diamond companies over patents.

 

Twenty jewelers rate holiday sales for InStore.

– Eleven jewelers rate holiday sales for National Jeweler.

 

Roll call for 2019’s departing jewelry retailers.

 

Signet takes a hit following Wells Fargo report.

 

Ex-LVMH chief says Warren Buffett passed on Tiffany because it was “underperforming.”

– Also says there “may be too many luxury brands.”

 

Pandora predicts comps will keep falling next year.

 

Links of London to disappear from London’s High Street.

 

Robbins Brothers appoints new CEO.

 

Ten retail trends to watch in 2020.

– Retail “moves back to Main Street.”

– How four CEOs survived the retail apocalypse.

 

Mall vacancy rate reaches 20-year high.

 

Macy’s to close around 30 stores.

 

J.C. Penney’s holiday sales were abysmal.

 

Saks owner Hudson’s Bay Co. may really go private now.

 

Amazon plans luxury platform, report says.

– Amazon threatens critics of its environmental policies.

– Is Amazon “a brand disaster waiting to happen”?

 

Is fashion focusing too much on younger consumers?

 

Danielle Max: Women “aren’t waiting around for jewelry.”

 

WWD: Rise of the direct-to-consumer jeweler (subscription required).

 

Van Cleef among brands with greatest resale value (subscription required).

 

Tiffany-Costco trademark battle still going on.

 

Three plead guilty in Native American jewelry scam.

 

Jewelers of the Diamond District review Uncut Gems.

 

Belgium tightens jewelry trade rules.

 

Indian diamond companies hope for duty reduction as slump continues.

 

Turkish jewelry breaks export record.

 

Concern over Zimbabwe’s lack of diamond policy.

 

Man with 297 rough diamonds in his gut is arrested in United Arab Emirates.

 

Canadian Jewellers Association hires director of loss prevention.

 

Watches of Switzerland chief operating officer Broderick to retire.

 

IDCA elects Haridas Kotahwala new president.

 

Pennsylvania jeweler Herb Rubenfield dies.

 

Jewelry brands are aiding the Australia relief effort.

 

92Y accepting applications for New York City residency program.

 

Poor diamond laborers may have struck it rich in India.

 

Drake drops $1 million on heart-shape necklace.

– Some troll him for it.

 

Meghan Markle doesn’t wear wedding rings—and some are shocked by it.

 

Bloomingdale’s does pop-up store with an astrologer.

 

Jewelers Mutual debuts spots highlighting jewelry “obsession.”

 

The Washington Post tells the story of a diamond that was lost—and found.

 

Media Watch

Civil Jewelry CEO said to be “redefining luxury.”

 

From the Blog

Roll Call for 2019’s Departing Jewelry Retailers

 

From the Podcast

Episode 9: Best of Weird Stories 2019

Episode 8: Guest Sally Morrison

Episode 7: NYC Jewelry Week, Sustainability, and New De Beers Research

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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