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Jan. 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 


This week: Is Tiffany planning a collab with Nike? The diamond angles to the Adani meltdown. And there’s a collector’s market for loupes. All below.


How independent jewelers did in 2022


National Retail Federation says Valentine’s Day spending to increase


Swiss watch industry has record-breaking year

– The luxe watch bubble pops

– Chrono24’s top watch brands


Brands weigh costs against popularity of watch fairs

– Watch industry calendar returns to normal


Biggest-ever VicenzaOro fair concludes on high note


The lab-grown diamond industry wants to stop using Rap list—but probably won’t

– Gary Roskin on Rapaport’s lab-grown rant


De Beers North America downsizes operations


John Hardy appoints new CEO


Caryl Capeci to head Starboard Cruise’s jewelry division


Responsible Jewellery Council hires journalist as executive director


Kevin Lane joins Martin Flyer as VP


Herco founder reflects on retirement, company sale


After buying watch, investor Bill Ackman buys stake in Bremont


Anna Zuckerman names new president and CEO


TheRealReal names new CEO


Kohl’s close to naming permanent CEO


Adamas One hires industry veteran for jewelry line


Birks endures tough holiday season


What will happen to Natural Diamond Council following Alrosa departure?


AGTA forms committee to standardize industry sustainability terms


Instagram releases its 2023 trend report


DOJ sues Google over digital ad dominance

Will it work?


Florida jewelry store owes more than $40,000, lawsuit claims


Pennsylvania jewelry store closes, leaving customers in the lurch


Ukraine war robs Surat of its sparkle

– Who profits from Russian diamond sales?


Report calls Indian businessman (and former diamond trader) Gautam Adani a con

– Diamond connections here, here, and here

– Adani Group response


Indian government conducts raids to crack down on hallmarked jewelry


De Beers accused of tax malpractice


Ekati says 12,000-liter diesel spill was a typo


New method used to help rehab Argyle mine


Tiffany buys some of Argyle’s last diamonds


Tiffany rumored to be collaborating with Nike


Lee Michaels set to open 10th store


Watch, jewelry aficionados start to collect loupes


Indian company gets Guinness record for blinged-out watch


Robbins Brothers offers rings based on celebrity engagements (video)


Lil Baby ices out two new pendants


Katie Holmes is now a statement jewelry woman


Antwerp bids farewell to Rajesh Chandrakant Gandhi


Victorians mourned with vulcanized rubber jewelry


Scientists create jewelry out of chaos theory


Can diamonds make a good insurance policy?


Media Watch

Jeweler tells The Sun how to buy cheap diamond engagement rings

The New York Times on a new building in Miami jewelry district, Skydiamond, selling rough diamonds, and the beauty of opals

Financial Times on coin watches, spinel, Gem X


From the Blog

The Lab-Grown Diamond Industry Wants to Stop Using the Rap List—but Probably Won’t


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 87: Guest Dave Bindra


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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