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Jan. 13 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 


This week: Should the lab-grown diamond industry get off the Rapaport list? Map reveals where the Nazis stored looted gold and diamonds. And a diamond dealer’s favorite negotiating tricks. All below.


Jamie Singleton elevated to Signet president in exec reshuffle


Charles Stanley retiring from De Beers


Sarine to purchase GCAL—what that means


The IGI grading lab is up for sale


Lucara Diamond CEO: Russian diamonds should be sanctioned

– Botswana sees strong diamond demand as buyers shun Russia


Surat diamond industry sheds 20,000 jobs in Surat


Indian industry seeks abolition of lab-grown import duty


Marty Hurwitz: Lab-grown industry needs to get off Rap


Lab-grown diamond company Adamas One’s annual report


Avi Krawitz: Six stories that will shape the diamond market in 2023


The IDEX memo written by artificial intelligence


How blockchain will transform luxury


TikTok releases 2023 trend report for marketers


Registration for JCK Las Vegas 2023 show is now open

– 2023 Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope honorees named


What will watch brands launch in 2023?


How Omega Watches blew up 2022


Morgan Stanley says Rolexes are a poor investment


The 2023 Golden Globes: diamonds and understatement

– Jewelry roundups from Town & Country, National Jeweler, The Zoe Report

– All the details on Rihanna’s diamonds


LVMH jewelry division to take over Tiffany management


Bulgari plans to double production, expand Milan flagship


David Yurman appoints new chief marketing officer


National Jeweler editor taking over GemGuide


Rebecca Shukan joins Omi Privé


Oris promotes VJ Geronimo


Prominent Delaware jeweler Al Morris dies


Legendary jewelry sales David Ellis dies at 85


Jeweler turns a tiny house into a mobile store


More bad reports about working conditions from Australian jeweler Lovisa


How to support artisanal gem miners


How “blood gold” damages the Amazon rain forest in Venezuela


Shadowy hands behind unrest at Asia’s largest diamond mine

– Fear of violence stalls project


Scammers set up fake e-commerce sites with phony discounts


Kentucky CPB officers seeing increase in counterfeit jewelry shipments


Israelis caught smuggling gold, jewelry from Dubai


More than 2,000 diamonds seized in Angola in 2022


Nazi treasure map available to public, reveals possible location of gold, diamond trove


Social media posts lead to capture of jewelry thieves


Berlin thieves on trial for palace heist return damaged diamonds


King Charles III’s coronation crown is getting an update


Prince Harry shows off necklace broken during alleged assault


Belgian diamond mogul selling his house


Start-up making DNA jewelry strikes out on Shark Tank


Crematorium offers opportunity to turn loved ones into jewelry


Canadian jeweler helps woman with wedding ring injury


Woman refuses to give grandfather’s diamonds to stepsister


Media Watch

Inc. looks at how to negotiate like a diamond dealer (video)


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 86: 2023 Predictions


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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