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Jan. 20 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 


This week: Watch world nervous about Rolex resale program. Can you have carbon-free diamonds? (Spoiler: No.) An 8-year-old doesn’t want diamond millions and prefers to be a nun. All below.


Quality Gold buys Herco

– Quality Gold’s prospectus


New FTC rule would ban noncompetes


Consumers ended 2022 on a sour note


Paul Zimnisky: How inflation is impacting the diamond and jewelry industry


EU considering new sanctions on Russian diamonds

– Antwerp newspaper editorializes in favor of sanctions


De Beers slashes prices of larger rough diamonds


De Beers’ new CEO will start in February

– Profile in Wall Street Journal


Botswanan president stresses importance of diamond value chains


Is lab-grown still a dirty word in the industry?

– Rapaport’s New Year message takes aim at lab-grown


Italian jeweler Morellato to double turnover with German acquisition


Watch world quakes over Rolex resale program


Consigning watches with dealers is not risk-free


Lux Bond & Green’s Marc and Sheryl Green retire


GSI names new director of production and services 


Stephanie Gottlieb appoints new president


Stephanie Caldwell joins Gannon & Scott


Neiman Marcus hires new chief brand officer


Daniel Marks of I W Marks in Houston dies at 52


Illinois jeweler Franz Pintz dies


Sharon Church McCabb, renowned studio jeweler, dies


Petra Diamonds looks to close loss-making Koffiefontein mine


BlueRock Diamonds shares fall on failed creditor talks


Chinese jewelry brand I Do files for bankruptcy


Jewelry brand Vrai building more showrooms


Adamas reports initial diamond sales for fiscal year 2022


Carbon-free diamonds are NOT a thing (also: here)


Clear Cut CEO interviewed on Glossy podcast


Diamond District jeweler offers New York City treasure hunt


Shane Co. will pay you $1,500 to go on 15 first dates


Most couples would choose trip over engagement ring (survey commissioned by travel company)


Some Amazon shoppers swear by $14 ring adjusters (content with commissioned links)


Diamond ring makes grand entrance at Indian wedding


Kim Kardashian buys jewel worn by Princess Diana at Sotheby’s auction

– Purchase sets Twitter ablaze


Zoë Kravitz’s mom convinced her to wear $24,000 Tiffany bra


Allen Iverson recalls going shopping with Biggie Smalls


Drake wore almost $3 million worth of Pharrell’s jewelry in video


Cher flashes diamond ring


Meghan Markle’s most symbolic jewelry shields her from envy


Indian jeweler carves Modi’s bust in gold


Man caught smuggling diamonds in condom in his bum


Man steals diamond necklace from Alzheimer’s patient


Man drops engagement ring off bridge while bungee jumping


An 8-year-old girl meant to inherit a $61 million diamond business in India has renounced her fortune to become a nun


Media Watch
Scripps News looks at why people like diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 87: Guest Dave Bindra


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By: Rob Bates

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