Jan. 29 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: How LVMH plans to change Tiffany. Alex and Ani sued over alleged overtime violations. A look at the jewelry on Bling Empire. All below.


JCK Las Vegas, Luxury moving to August in 2021.


Rolex, Patek Philippe among brands participating at Watches and Wonders.

– Basel show HourUniverse postponed.


AGS cancels Circle of Distinction dinner.


Surprise! A lot fewer jewelers closed last year.


Belk is filing for bankruptcy.


Francesca’s finds buyer, saves 275 stores.


How LVMH plans to change Tiffany & Co.

– LVMH watch, jewelry sales sank last year.

– Why only certain luxury brands can raise prices.


Global demand for gold jewelry falls to new low in 2020.


Emili Vesilind: Why product descriptions are as important as photos.


Bloomberg: Diamond trade being helped thanks to “stuck at home” shoppers.


New York Times: “Luxury giants like Louis Vuitton are falling for big gems.”

– Lucara finds second large gem this year.


What history says about the current diamond battle.

– CGL Canadian Gemlab webinar.


WD Lab Grown buys J2 Materials, another grower.


GIA spots fake inscription on synthetic moissanite.


Beny Steinmetz found guilty of bribery.


Diamond trader Dan Gertler gets OFAC sanctions reprieve.


Alex and Ani employees allege overtime violations.


‎Leonard Polivy joins SB360 Capital Partners.


Gordon Brothers names Tobias Nanda president.


Neiman chief digital officer out after e-commerce revamp.


Alaska retailer George Walton dies.


New online site, Finematter, emphasizes jewelry.


Texas students start online jewelry business.


Eyewear brand Quay moves into jewelry.


Internet gobbles up “Cookie Monster geode.”


Art deco “dominates high jewelry season.”


Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz announce initiative for BIPOC designers.


A jewelry business started by a sex trafficking survivor is giving jobs to other victims.


Signet included in gender equality index.


First lady Dr. Jill Biden wears Ruchi New York jewelry at inaugural.


How she’s managing: jewelry PR veteran Duvall O’Steen.


Media Watch

Vulture breaks down the jewelry on Bling Empire.

The Atlantic reflects on diamonds and love.


From the Blog

What History Says About the Current Diamond Battle


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 36: Guest Jeffrey Cohen


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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