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July 29 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Man sues postal service for not insuring his jewelry. Minnesota jeweler warns about “street scammers.” And why the secondhand watch market has melted down. All below.


Remembering Terry Castro, celebrated jewelry designer of Castro NYC


Shinola CEO Shannon Washburn retires


Industry closures rising again, JBT says


De Beers CEO “cautious” about U.S. demand in second half

– De Beers appoints VP of code of origin, trade services

– De Beers sees “strong” first-half results


GIA hires first VP of ESG

– GIA source verification launched

– GIA to open lab in Dubai


Russian sanctions make Indian diamantaires lose “a fifth of their revenues”

– Sanctions boost demand for lab-grown diamonds


This man helped to found the lab-grown diamond business. Now he’s “distraught”


Report: Mehtas face global asset tracking in U.K. court


Michigan jeweler sentenced in $12 million diamond fraud scheme


Man sues U.S. Postal Service for not insuring jewelry (registration required)


Rochester, Minn., jeweler warns against street scammers


Russian blood diamonds smuggler Viktor Bout may be part of prisoner swap


Diamond exports to support Botswana’s economy in 2022


This may be the largest pink diamond found in 300 years


Lucara Diamond cofounder Lukas Lundin dies


Jewelers of America elects four new directors to its board


Evan Yurman wants to “reinvent” his father’s company


The M Jewelers acquired by Red Luxury


Zenith watches join Rolex and Patek on wait lists as sales surge


Ukraine war, Bitcoin crash, Brexit all cooling secondhand watch market

– “Panic selling” not filtering down to the primary market


Boucheron, Pomellato deliver solid performance for Kering


Tiffany & Co. debuts new social impact platform


Shopify laying off 10% of its team


Queen Elizabeth II’s most treasured jewels on display at Buckingham Palace


Real Housewife Erika Jayne sues to get $1.4 million in jewelry back


Learn how to pronounce watch brand names


Media Watch

Liz Claman talks to Brilliant Earth CEO

How the United States tracks conflict diamonds and other minerals (audio)

The Globe and Mail on lab-grown diamonds

Vanity Fair says diamonds are still everyone’s best friends

Reader’s Digest on what to do if your diamond falls out of its ring


From the Blog

This Man Helped to Found the Lab-Grown Diamond Business. Now He’s “Distraught”


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 74: Mithun Sacheti


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