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July 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Lab-grown pioneer on why industry hasn’t reached its potential. A dirty pic helps crack a diamond theft. And, which watches do jewelry designers wear? All below.


Jewelers lose millions in Brink’s armored car heist

– More details on Brink’s theft


Harris Jewelry settles charges of “deceiving” troops


Four charged with fraud in diamond investment scheme


Sotheby’s may be responsible for $4 million diamond loss


Jatin Mehta family has assets frozen

– Mehta launches suit against De Beers, Standard Chartered Bank


The legal impact of “inflated jewelry appraisals”


“Shifting tides” in the secondary watch market

– Rising supply causes Patek Philippe Nautilus and Rolex Daytona prices to slide

– Chronext lays off one-third of its staff


Audemars Piguet overtakes Rolex as the hottest watchmakers at auction


Jennifer Heebner: “Is the U.S. jewelry boom waning?”

– Retail “braces for second half of the year”


“Race intensifies among branded jewelers” (subscription required)


Pandora sets up New York City office


GIA, eBay to guarantee jewelry authenticity

WatchPro’s “deep dive”


Kohl’s outlook “turns negative”

– Kohl’s replaces executive heading tech, supply chains


Macy’s goes small, off-mall


Richemont sees strong first-quarter sales

– Activist investor urges Richemont to focus on jewelry and watches


Russian jewelry exempt from EU gold ban


EU ban on Russian gold puts Switzerland on the spot

– Swiss gold imports from Russia fall in June


“On the trail of dirty gold” from Africa to Dubai

– United Arab Emirates introduces new law on gold imports


Illegal mercury trade for gold mining uncovered


Why can’t De Beers and Botswana make a deal?


De Beers boosted by Russian sanctions

– De Beers output down on lower grades


Namibia wants more diamonds polished locally


Zimbabwe miners want diamond royalties cut


How diamonds enter the illegal economy


Rapaport lab-grown diamond webinar (video)


Lab-grown diamond producer on why industry hasn’t reached its potential


Raj, Borden leave Diamond Foundry


David Yurman names Emily Yueh chief of people, strategy


WatchBox hires Diane James as strategic brand director


Canadian Jewellers Association appoints communications coordinator


Forbes talked with Signet CEO Gina Drosos about sustainability

– Signet moves up on NRF’s “Top 100″ retailers list


Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in jeweler’s death

– Community “still shocked”


Violent fugitives arrested for shooting jeweler


How a dirty pic helped detectives crack a diamond heist


“Open an Oyster” event guarantees a pearl in every shell


Animal jewels are “back in style”


Guinness certifies world’s largest rough emerald

– Indian retailer sets record with 24,679 diamonds


Rams’ flashy Super Bowl ring has “most carat weight ever”


Gold Viking ring unexpectedly found in stash of “cheap jewelry”


Ukrainian first lady’s jewelry had a “hidden meaning”


Jennifer Lopez shows off wedding ring on Instagram


Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari brooch is for sale


Eva Gabor swore off jewelry just before Green Acres


Mouawad unveiled as official jeweler for Kristen Stewart–starring Spencer


Documentary screened about jeweler turned wrestler


Which watches do jewelry designers wear?


Media Watch

The Telegraph says big gold jewelry is “back”


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 74: Mithun Sacheti


Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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