July 13 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Richemont to track diamonds and gold with blockchain. Police find money laundering at Indian bourse. New film targets the Russian diamond industry. All below.


Jewelry industry may feel effects of Trump trade tiff.


Shopping mall vacancy rates spike again.


Interview with Signet’s chief legal and transformation officer.


Tiffany & Co. modernizes, streamlines design process.


Ya’akov Almor: We need to listen more to retailers.


Unique Designs poised to buy Fantasy Inc.’s inventory.


Richemont hopes to track diamonds, gold with blockchain.


Reuters looks at suicides in the Indian gem trade.


Money-laundering ring busted at Bharat bourse.

– Dubai officials allege Choksi wrongdoing.

– Indian authorities turn up heat on missing diamond merchants.


Alrosa to sell Russian-branded diamonds.

My thoughts.

– Explosion kills worker at Alrosa mine.

– Alrosa sales up 8 percent in first half.

– Unearths diamond in the shape of a soccer ball.


GIA finds “remarkable” 5.01 ct. pink-orange synthetic.


Argyle tender to feature largest vivid pink ever.

– Rio Tinto to spend millions rehabbing the Argyle mine.


Pandora has good day on the stock market.


Sears lays off 200 more people at its headquarters.


Macy’s boutique is a “cool experience.”


Jewelry brand AUrate launches home-try-on box service.

– Founders recommend favorite pieces.


LVMH exec wants to bring French jewelry to America.

– Place Vendôme jewelers branch out.


Novel lets you buy characters’ clothes and jewelry.


Damiani hires new CEO.


Peter Meeus named chair of World Diamond Mark.


Jewelry iconoclast Marjan Unger dies.


Suspect arrested in Texas jeweler’s death.


Alex and Ani CEO, Kendra Scott make Forbes self-made women list.

– Carolyn Rafaelian opens restaurant.


Michelle Ong: Hong Kong’s jeweler turned philanthropist.


Sarah Jessica Parker fires back against Kat Florence.


Keanu Reeves film Siberia tackles diamond smuggling.


Diamonds International produces film about Namibia.


Alaska may be able to veto Pebble mine project.


Study correlates engagement ring cost with partner attractiveness.


Soldier’s wedding band made from shrapnel of roadside bomb.


Jeweler repairs ring found in fire.


Man-made diamonds may help build quantum Internet.


Media Watch

Fashionista profiles Vrai & Oro.


From the Blog  

Alrosa’s Russian Brand: Right Idea, Wrong Time?


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