July 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Income inequality rises in America. The “Pink Panther” thieves are back. A huge gold nugget is found in river. All below.



Ippolita founder buys back brand.


FTC updates Jewelry Guides.

– Interview with staff attorney.

– Lab-grown companies AdaALTR, and Diamond Foundry cheer.

– Albert Robinson: “Uneasy feeling.”

– JVC explainer.


Tiffany opens “anti-luxury” store.


RealReal gets funding for brick-and-mortar push.


Sears to close 72 stores.


Ivanka Trump shuts namesake brand.


Etsy clarifies sales tax obligations.


Income inequality on the rise in the United States.


Judge approves A. Jaffe sale.


Private equity firm counters top bidder for Claire’s.


Apple Watch, Fitbit may feel sting of tariffs.


Clothing and jewelry among the most counterfeited items.


U.K. court says Cartier must pay for web blocking.


Bulgari drives LVMH jewelry growth.


De Beers: Lab-grown line won’t hurt low-end goods.


Ya’akov Almor examines diamonds and climate change.


Avi Krawitz looks at the top rough buyers.

– The diamond price “roller coaster ride.”


“Pink Panther” thieves reemerge in Serbia.


Tax Inspectors Without Borders looks at diamonds.


Reporter examines artisanal gold mining in Kenya.


De Beers moves a lot of elephants.


Women’s Jewelry Association toasts visionaries.


American Gem Society honors industry leaders.


Mitch Horowitz joins Roseco.


Seventeen bad things jewelers did to their competitors.


Jewelry store features pieces with fingerprints, handwriting.


Elvis Presley’s jewelry put up for auction.


Karie Kloss has a large engagement ring.

– Experts appraise.


Celebrity moms love personalized jewelry.


JLo flashes Cartier ring.


Why celebrities wear engagement rings after a split.


Gold prospector finds nugget in river.


Baby snake fossil found in amber.


The new internet could be built on diamonds.


Media Watch

CNBC has engagement ring shopping mistakes.

San Antonio Express-News peers inside a jeweler’s bag.

Stereogum remembers “This Diamond Ring.”

Slate’s Dear Prudence discusses heirloom jewelry given to mistress.


From the Blog  

FTC Attorney Answers Questions on Jewelry Guides


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