Jan. 12 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: How do women really feel about their engagement rings? Investors lose patience in Pandora. And the Frankenstein watch. All below.

 

Signet’s blue Christmas: Comps fall 5 percent.

– Earning call transcript.

– More store closures?

 

Sterling Jewelers sues Alex and Ani.

 

Scott Burger, president of Pandora Americas, to step down.

– Outlook called “gloomy.”

– Worst sell-off in a decade.

– Investors lose patience.

 

Four department stores post strong holiday comps.

– Macy’s announces more store closings.

 

Birks Group’s holiday comps rose 2 percent (without counting flagships).

 

Richemont jewelry sales up 11 percent in third quarter.

 

Stuller acquires B&D Sales.

 

Vrai & Oro store closes.

 

Landlord pushes out 114-year-old jeweler.

 

Michigan jeweler disappears, possibly with customer’s jewelry.

 

Bulgari opens Boston boutique.

 

Barbara Palumbo: “Time’s up” for industry harassment.

 

Jewelry Industry Summit postponed.

 

Govberg and WatchBox add execs.

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Tiffany & Co. SVP Bellaiche to depart.

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GJEPC names Ruchita Sharma new executive director.

 

Charles & Colvard names new marketing VP.

 

Schmuel Schnitzer steps down from Israel Diamond Institute.

 

Tuel Jewelers owner dies.

 

GIA to open Surat lab.

 

Can the European Union revive the Kimberley Process?

 

Botswana’s Okavango posts record diamond sales.

 

Personal scanners may wipe out cash registers.

 

H. Moser introduces “Frankenstein” watch.

 

Golden Globes jewelry report.

 

Kim Kardashian again flashing her diamonds.

 

Former President Obama got diamond and ruby brooch from foreign leaders.

 

Dell Computers enters the jewelry industry.

 

Couple finds diamond rings, returns them to owner.

 

Women talk candidly about their engagement rings on Facebook.

 

Media Watch

James Allen founder Oded Edelman writes on Gen. Z shoppers for Retail Dive.

Reader’s Digest on why some people wear their wedding ring. (and some don’t)

Singapore newspaper on lab-grown diamonds.

 

From the Blog  

New Company Enters the Jewelry Industry: Dell Computers

Will We See More Signet Store Closures?

 

 

 

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