Jan. 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Really big diamond found in Lesotho. How celebrities get free jewelry. And Meghan Markle has a mystery ring. All below.

 

Nearly 900 jewelry businesses shut in 2017, JBT says.

 

Fred Meyer Jewelers closing a number of mall stores.

 

Tiffany’s comps climb 5 percent.

– Stock climbs.

 

Pandora says it’s the world’s leading jewelry brand.

– Shares soar.

– Pandora presentation (webcast/slides).

 

Sterling wins another round in gender suit.

– Signet opens expanded headquarters.

 

Michael Hill questions U.S. market as sales fall.

 

Chow Tai Fook looks to diversify.

 

Charming Charlie wins approval of financing package.

 

Watchmakers confront the secondhand market.

 

De Beers: Blockchain is a game changer.

 

910 ct. diamond found in Lesotho.

 

Diamond discovery in Western Australia brings hope to local industry.

 

Hedge fund bets that diamond prices will fall.

 

Citizen Watch America adds marketing, merchandising execs.

 

Schnitzer leaves post at Israel Diamond Institute.

 

GJEPC elects chairman, vice chairman.

 

Former Gemfields CEO Harebottle gets new job.

 

Holt Gems founder Robert Holt dies.

 

Jeweler/congressional candidate David Nygaard highlights professional, personal challenges.

 

Warrant issued for missing Michigan jeweler.

 

Supreme Court agrees to hear online sales tax case.

 

Sarine files suit against 14 Indian companies.

 

Appeals court throws out decision in shipboard case of misplaced diamond.

 

JCK reaches agreement with Plumb Club through 2025.

 

Interview with Cultured Pearl Association executive director Jennifer Heebner.

 

Profile of Bright Society, a new online jewelry marketplace.

 

TAG Heuer debuts $197K diamond-encrusted smartwatch.

 

How celebrities get free jewelry.

 

Influencer marketing grew by 198 percent.

– 15 engagement ring accounts to follow on Instagram.

 

The mystery of Meghan Markle’s other diamond ring.

– Does her thumb ring mean she will be controlling?

 

Diddy gives Mary J. Blige a diamond scarf.

 

Should believers wear wedding rings?

 

From the Blog   

Pandora Says It’s the World’s Best-Known Jewelry Brand

Why De Beers Believes Blockchain Will Be a Game Changer for Diamonds

 

 

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JCK News Director