Jan. 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Is Nine West going south? Device turns pollution into jewelry. And a Kardashian wants to be turned into a diamond.  All below.


Interview with Signet CEO Gina Drosos.

– Signet reorganizes its internal structure.

– Ruling in Sterling gender discrimination case narrows class.


Michael Hill to close its U.S. stores, exit market.

– CEO on why its U.S. operation went wrong.


U.S. jewelry sales post big rise in November.


Walmart to cut 1,000 jobs.


How Bon-Ton came to the brink of bankruptcy.


Nine West reportedly close to Chapter 11.


Fred Meyer owner Kroger talking to Alibaba.


Five insights into the high-end watch business.


Edahn Golan: Will we see diamond industry growth in 2018?


De Beers digging up more diamonds since 2008.


Alrosa reveals new long-term clients.


Mistaken shipboard diamond deal case will get new trial.



24 Karat Weekend 2018 roundup.


Christopher Designs names Michael O’Connor CMO.


Adam Graham joins Joshua J.


Joseph Green joins Pure Grown Diamonds.


Sotheby’s appoints Sam Hines as watch division head.


DMIA votes in new officers.


Former Michigan jeweler Douglas Schubot dies.


Jeweler, Holocaust survivor Harry Weinroth dies at 91.


Emerald jewelry worth $1 million seized in Turkey.


Zimbabwe may end local ownership rule on platinum, diamonds.


Tiffany pop-up is shaped like a blue box.


Rental site Flont builds its bench of brands.

– Flont written up by Racked.


Keeping Up with Kardashians discussed having your ashes turned into a diamond.


“Smog vacuum cleaner” turns pollution into jewelry.


Media Watch

Wisconsin jewelers talk bridal trends for local newspaper.

The New York Times on “post-marital jewelry.”


From the Blog  

Michael Hill CEO on Why Its U.S. Operation Went Wrong

Interview with Signet CEO Gina Drosos


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