July 20 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week on Diamond Shavings: There may be a lot more diamonds below the Earth’s surface. A new Indian diamond scandal. And inside Tiffany’s “secret” jewelry design lab. All below.


More companies entering industry, though closings continue.


Walmart seems to be cutting back jewelry sales.


Inside Tiffany’s “secret” jewelry lab.


Pandora cuts prices in China to fight grey market.


Blue Nile now charging sales tax in seven states.


Paramount Jewels to take control of A. Jaffe.


Diamond import scam busted in India.

– Indian government moves to confiscate fugitive assets.


India continues to be largest rough importer.


Michelle Graff breaks down Rapaport versus De Beers.


De Beers to buy Canadian diamond miner Peregrine.


Alrosa speaks out on branding—and Brexit.


There may be tons more diamonds beneath the Earth’s surface.


Cartier claims Florida jeweler is selling fake “Love” bracelets.


Does Revolve, influencer marketing company, fully disclose?


100 million products sold on Amazon Prime Day.

– Target notches best digital day ever on Prime Day.

– Jewelry Prime Day deals.

– Tech glitches.


The Plumb Club elects new President, vice president.


Victoria McKay to leave London Diamond Bourse.


Michaels Jewelers appoints new manager.


Sotheby’s appoints new jewelry, watch head for France, Monaco.


$2 million in diamonds stolen in Russia during World Cup.


Swarovski consolidates lab-grown brand.

– Interview with Nadja Swarovski.


Wynn Las Vegas to add 25 retail stores.


Minster’s Jewelers in Delaware closes after 123 years.


Tiffany donates $1.4 million to Great Barrier Reef.


Met exhibit to explore jewelry.


Cathy Calhoun gets on Netflix.
The info on Justin Bieber’s engagement ring.


Brooke Shields wanted sister to bring jewelry while she was in labor.


Ariana Grande displays engagement ring in music video.


Kim Kardashian’s ring is ode to daughter.
Queen’s brooch choices suggest message towards Trump.

– Epic Twitter thread breaks down Queen’s jewelry choices.


Australian diamond tycoon backs candidate for prime minister of Israel.


Wreck of Russian warship may hold $130 billion in gold.
Die-hard Disney lover takes “ring selfie” on Space Mountain.


Media Watch

Globe and Mail: Should you sell your wife’s engagement ring?

Houston Chronicle on lab-grown diamonds

Vanity Fair profiles Alisa Moussaieff


From the Blog  

Alrosa Speaks Out on Branding—and Brexit

Walmart Seems to Be Cutting Back Jewelry Sales



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