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July 28 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup


This week: How artificial intelligence will change retail and the watch business. Indian government gives new boost to lab-grown business. And Frédéric Arnault isn’t moving to Bulgari. All below.


Good news! Fewer jewelers are closing their doors

– New data shows recession less likely

– Conference Board still sees one coming


How artificial intelligence will change retail

– How AI will affect the watch business


LVMH wants to remodel every Tiffany store


Jewelry resellers on Amazon will be treated more fairly


Botswana will contribute more to diamond marketing, De Beers says

– De Beers’ prospects “blemished”

– De Beers now one of the “big questions for Anglo”

– “Diamonds for Development” site launched

– De Beers wishes Masisi happy Presidents’ Day


Russian finance ministry launching jewelry marketplace (translation)


Alrosa CEO Pavel Marinychev named in latest U.S. sanctions


What the Rough Diamonds TV series gets right


Former jewel thief tells how he used to steal diamonds (video)


Four tips for the next generation of diamond dealers


Will Mumbai diamantaires relocate to new Surat Diamond Bourse?


Indian government extends Customs relief to lab-grown diamonds


Diamond Foundry hires tax lobbyist


New study looks at how diamonds come to Earth’s surface


Paul Zimnisky interviews Hans Merket of IPIS (audio)


“Recycled gold” not really sustainable, panel agrees


Alaska asks Supreme Court to undo EPA Pebble mine veto


Charlotte jeweler Ernest Perry dies


Designer Peter Brams dies at 77


Minnesota jeweler sentenced for tax evasion


Stuller promotes two to executive directors


Frederick Goldman appoints director of sales


Diamond Dealers Club reelects Krischer as president


Hodinkee, Tudor veteran Russell Kelly joins Fourtané


Frédéric Arnault says he’s not moving to Bulgari


TAG Heuer plans more stores


The “genius” of Patek Philippe’s multigeneration master plan


Watch manufacturer Zenith throws doors open to public


The watch universe in Singapore is expanding


China’s Lukfook Group opens store in California


Tiffany displaying its last pink diamonds


Tiffany’s chief gemologist on the joys of working with the world’s most precious stones


Tiffany archives book “is a gem”


Pendant watches come back in style


Watches that can be fruit, flowers, or fauna


Tupac Shakur’s self-designed ring highlights Sotheby’s hip-hop sale

– Ring sells for over $1 million


A$AP Rocky’s jeweler shows off rapper’s custom-made grenade


Is Beyoncé’s Tiffany & Co. dress made of diamonds?


Andy Griffith Show actress Betty Lynn’s diamond engagement ring nets $1,800


Former Vogue editor: Kate Middleton’s indifference to diamonds is “disappointing”

– Her most significant jewelry pieces


The “Jewish history of jewelry”


Couple find rare pearl while eating clams, turn it into engagement ring


Woman considers engagement ring “tacky”


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 100: Vic’s Custom Design, a Jewelry Conference, and a Podcast Milestone


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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