Jan. 4 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Sears is saved (for now). Man orders one bracelet, but receives 48. And a grandmother gets teary over a new ring. All below.


High-end jewelers saw gains of 10 percent this holiday.


Sears survives after last-minute Lampert bid.


Hot jewelry topics for the coming year.

– Three new things for jewelers to try.

– The Adventurine predicts big things in ’19 for these jewelry designers.


Nineteen states have raised their minimum wage.


Roll call of 2018’s departing jewelers.


E-tailer Zoara has closed down.


Continental Wholesale Diamonds in Tampa, Fla., files for Chapter 11.


JCK senior editor Emili Vesilind getting kind of bored with jewelry websites.


Cartier loses trademark suit over the word love in Singapore.


Roberto Coin sues after jade line is pulled from Macy’s.


Israel’s probe into Lev Leviev stalls.


Diamonds.net has five “telling charts.”


Employment woes for diamond business in Gujarat.


Founding family aims to take Damiani private.


Capri Holdings (formerly Michael Kors) completes Versace acquisition.


Demand for Burmese rubies grows.


Tacori makes millennial-focused jewelry.


Blake Nordstrom, retailer’s copresident, dies.

– An appreciation by The Robin Report.


Diamond Producers Association appoints managing director.


De Grisogono hires luxury vet as CEO.


Nilesh Sheth to continue as IDCA president.

The Smithsonian showcases Senegalese jewelry.


Man orders one bracelet, accidentally gets mailed 48.


Teen shot by jeweler dies, family sues.


Istanbul thief tries to swallow diamond in store.


The Daily Beast reviews the curse of the Hope Diamond.


Jane’s Addiction singer upset after he’s robbed of pieces made by his jeweler father.


Volunteers sift through fire rubble looking for rings.


Woman’s lost ring returned after Facebook post.


Man turns to Reddit for legal advice about ring after drunkenly proposing.


$50,000 in jewelry accidentally donated to charity.


Single mom wins ring in Borsheims promotion


Woman sells cheating husband’s jewelry in “sassy” online ad.


Grandmother gets emotional after receiving new diamond ring.


Media Watch

WWD, People, and Madison.com on lab-grown diamonds.

FT interviews Bruce Cleaver about Lightbox.


From the Blog  

Roll Call of 2018’s Departing Jewelers


Have a great weekend and great 2019!



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