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July 2 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: A big hire at Tiffany. Seven signs your retail business is failing. And can diamonds exfoliate your skin? All below.


Tourneau changing its name.


Baselworld changing back to old name.


Blue Nile hopes to become a $1 billion business.


Retailer websites a big factor in shopping decisions.


McKinsey’s “six seismic shifts” that will shake the jewelry industry.


– Jewelry and watch spending projected to grow by 5.2% this year.


Why consumers break up with luxury brands.

– Seven signs your retail business is failing.

– How brands get consumers addicted to shopping.


Tiffany & Co. vet to head Pandora’s North American operations.


Tiffany hires Nathalie Verdeille to lead jewelry design.


The tricky business of getting luxury brands to sell.


Audemars Piguet cutting out most of its retailers.

– Why direct-to-consumer isn’t the only sustainable choice.

– Independent watches embrace the internet.


LovBe who? Let’s meet the low-cost lab-grown diamond seller.


Edahn Golan: Are we heading toward a big diamond price bubble?

– Alrosa hikes rough prices.


Ya’akov Almor: Toward a fair and sustainable diamond supply pipeline.


Illuminating interview with CEO of Natural Diamond Council.

– Ana de Armas re-ups with the NDC.


The moment the 1,098 ct. diamond was found in Botswana.

– Who will buy actually buy it?

– Executive clarifies: It wasn’t found in actual garbage.


COVID-19 outbreak at the Diavik mine over.


De Beers and diamonds go digital.


Sotheby’s diamond auction marks cryptocurrency milestone.


Russia’s plan to digitize Kimberley Process certificates.

– Civil Society Coalition: Sessions “ended in chaos.”

– Nonconforming diamonds will be left behind, WDC chair says.


Signet launches sustainability goals.


How miners try to smuggle out diamonds with pigeons.


Illegal Chinese gold mining uncovered in Sierra Leone.


Gold is a “toxic lure” to world’s highest settlement (subscription required).


Myanmar tightened its grip on jade industry.

– Global Witness report.


Dominican prime minister calls Mehul Choksi claims “nonsense.”

– Is Choksi planning to flee Dominica?

– Indian court restrained from calling him fugitive economic offender.

– India says he’s still a citizen.


Nirav Modi’s sister transfers money back to India.


Cooperation from Indian locals helps foil diamond smugglers.


California jeweler suspected of shooting someone in store.


FBI arrests Texas jeweler suspected in Miami.


Florida couple complains Zales lost their ring.


Retailers want consumers to help break up fights.


What retailers need to know about the new COVID-19 variants.


Australian jewelry retailer joins COVID-19 class action.


Does the industry need a Diet Prada for jewelry design?


Amazon wants suppliers to give it part of their companies.


The battle for China’s $100 billion jewelry market (subscription required).


Watches experiment with new sounds.

– Favorite watch typography.


Cartier tries Michigan pop-up.


ICA hires Helen Molesworth as InColor editor-in-chief.


Petra revamps its board, appoints industry veterans.


Former De Beers exec Jonathan Kendall joins board of security company.


American Gem Society elects new board of directors.


Jewelry world waits, prays for word of Estelle Hedaya.


The falsification of Russian diamond history.


Facial scrub uses diamonds to exfoliate skin.


Woman steals jewelry from date while he sleeps.


Losing my diamond “allowed me to see the real gem.”


Jewelry reality show All That Glitters is now streaming on HBO Max.


Media Watch

How Stuff Works on tanzanite.


From the Blog

LovBe Who? Let’s Meet the Low-Cost Lab-Grown Seller


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 47: Guest Casey Melvin


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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