Hi everyone. I’ll be moderating the panel “Origin: Where Do Your Gold and Diamonds Come From and Why Does It Matter?” on Tuesday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m., at Bohemian National Hall in New York City, as part of the Initiatives in Arts and Culture’s (IAC) latest gold and diamond conference, which runs July 18–20.
The IAC is also giving me an industry service award that night. So please come by and watch me grip a plaque awkwardly.
This week: The benefit of the fall in secondhand watch prices. What makes a product “sustainable”? And, can you find the diamond ring in this picture? All below.
Jewelry sales posted double-digit gains in May, says SpendingPulse
– Retail industry “hunkers down”
Former RJC head to lead industry-wide sustainability initiative
Governments feel Kimberley Process no longer works, says NGO
Defense bill amendment includes greater controls on Russian goods
Day’s Jewelers is getting a day off
Death of watch aftermarket might bring back actual customers
– Why Rolex has “exhibition only” watches
Ex-Samuels CEO Nehal Modi convicted of grand larceny
Graff’s ransomware payment “not unusual”
– The “ransomware dilemma”
Accused killer of “Hutch the Jeweler” denied bond, gets new lawyer
Florida woman leaves her shoes behind in botched jewelry theft
New York Police Department warns about jewelry scams (video)
– Elderly being targeted (video)
Hawaiian jewelry scammer arrested
Namibian factory hopes to “add value” to country’s diamonds
Analyst calls Rio Tinto decision on Star Diamond “a surprise”
New find of blue spinel trickles into market
Brazilian jeweler’s mission to promote ethical mining
Should there be a higher bar to call products “sustainable”?
How jewelry brands “disrupted” Paris Fashion Week
Europa Star interviews Frédéric Arnault, head of TAG Heuer
– South China Morning Post profiles Alexandre Arnault, “hunky” Tiffany exec
Rapaport podcast interviews Lisa Bridge (audio)
Interview with general manager of Pandora for U.K. and Ireland (audio)
Yun Yang joins Jocalio as head of product, merchandising
Rahul Jauhari joins Kunming Diamonds
Joseph Matysiewicz, former owner of C.J. Jewelers, dies
De Beers “positive” on Indian market
Rocksbox says “I do” to new bridal jewelry subscription service
Frank Ocean releases new jewelry
Is there a difference between a tiara and a crown?
Jeweler says engagement ring type reveals personality
Alabama woman’s lost ring fished out of California lake after 53 years
Woman wears the engagement ring of her slain fiancé years later
Fiancée slams groom-to-be for buying “little” engagement ring
Woman shows rings, people focused on her hands
Man’s girlfriend thinks he is cheating after secret trip to buy ring
Difficult optical illusion dares you to find the diamond ring
Fortune on ethical diamonds
Lifehacker on moissanite
The Sydney Morning Herald on lab-grown diamonds
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