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Jan. 6 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 


This week: How reliable are TikTok’s jewelry hacks? After 21 years, couple finds engagement ring in toilet. Woman buys brooch for $24 at thrift fair—and it’s a million-dollar royal jewel. All below.


Jewelry sales fell 5.4% over holiday, survey says

– Jewelers benefit from last-minute rush

– Holiday sales down but decent


Looking Back at 2022

– The 40 best jewelry-related quotes

– My favorite jewelry promotions

– 30 of the best jewelry reads (subscription)

– The 10 weirdest jewelry stories

– JCK’s 10 most listened to podcasts

– Favorite jewelry trends of the year

National Jeweler remembers those we said goodbye to

– Roll call for 2022’s departing jewelers


Looking Ahead to 2023

– 23 jewelry leaders make bold predictions for the industry in 2023 (subscription)

– Rapaport collects industry predictions

– Watch industry predictions for 2023

– Six jewelry trends likely to rock (subscription)

– Seven jewelry trends experts think will be big

– JCK’s predictions for the year to come (audio)


Rolex starts new year with price increases

– Reporter falls into gray market when buying a watch


Swatch Group plans to stay out of secondhand market, CEO says


Harry Winston comes to the metaverse


Paul Zimnisky: Lab diamond sales rise as prices fall


Edahn Golan: Why rough diamond prices are falling

– Diamond prices end year with decline


De Beers’ rough sales near $6 billion for the year


The world’s richest diamond mines


Two-thirds of Generation Z open to engagement ring without a diamond


How should luxury brands handle controversy?


Kassoy showroom set to close


How a jeweler lost $1.6 million in 24 hours


More than 100 jobs saved after watch, repair business taken out of administration


Kristin Cavallari reaches settlement with jewelry designer who accused her of infringement


Money laundering charges dropped against Beny Steinmetz


Push for gold leaves toxic legacy in Zimbabwe


List of stores Macy’s is closing this year


Amazon to lay off 18,000


Bovet owner buys 100% of business


Watchshop acquired by Frasers Group


Missouri jeweler (and former wrestler) Manoli Savvenas dies


California jeweler Fredric Harold Rubel dies


The New York Times obit and Wallpaper tribute to Daniel Brush


IGI vet Monika Biernacka joins GSI


Bruce Lake becomes Vibhor’s national director of sales


Becka Johnson Kibby promoted to VP at Edge Retail Academy


Jeweler warns against TikTok jewelry hacks

– Woman swears by her TikTok hack


How jewelry brands cash in on Instagram


GIA starts rolling out all-digital reports


Rough diamonds become status symbols


LVMH sets up platform for archival content


Montblanc sees opportunity in airports, smaller cities


Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pennsylvania Boutique has touch of Paris


How this jeweler became an orchestra conductor (for 4 minutes)


Piecing together clues from the Tiffany flagship renovation


A sneak peek at Blackpink’s Rosé in Tiffany & Co’s new global campaign

– Why stars like Blackpink are “ideal jewelry ambassadors”


Prince Harry details Meghan Markle’s wedding-tiara drama in memoir


How a Yellowknife, NWT, jeweler’s necklace ended up on Billie Eilish in Vogue photo shoot


Is Cher wearing an engagement ring?


Bella Hadid is rocking a tooth gem


The fascinating history of the Emperor Maximillian diamond


How a trip to Bahrain spelled success for Cartier


Grandview Klein has new phone number


Ben Bridge gives $110,000 in grants for 110th anniversary


Woman complains that fiancé skimped on engagement ring


Miss Manners looks at whether woman should tell boyfriend he gave her fake diamonds


After 21 years, couple finds engagement ring in toilet


Woman buys brooch for $24 at thrift fair—turns out to be million-dollar royal jewel


From JCK Pro

30 of the Best Jewelry Reads of 2022 (subscription)


From the Blog

Roll Call for 2022’s Departing Retailers

How This Jeweler Became an Orchestra Conductor (for 4 Minutes)

The 10 Weirdest Jewelry Stories of 2022

My Favorite Jewelry Promotions Of 2022

The 40 Best Jewelry-Related Quotes Of 2022


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 86: 2023 Predictions


Have a happy and healthy 2023!


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By: Rob Bates

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