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July 30 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: The popularity of Pateks causes a dilemma for sellers. Mehul Choksi speaks. And why working in customer service stinks. All below.


FTC to review Green Guides next year, Jewelry Guides in 2028.


JBT stats show business closings picking up.

– Jewelers hoping for return to normalcy.


U.S. demand for diamonds “remarkably strong,” says De Beers CEO.

– Mapping gold and diamond imports through the pandemic.


Can U.S. keep delivering for luxury brands?

– Bucherer says U.S. has been a “rock star” market.


Tiffany shine contradicts LVMH tantrum.


“Not Your Mother’s Tiffany” campaign angering some.

Marketing Week: LVMH’s “tried and tested” formula.

– Marketers sound off.

Business of Fashion tries to unpack it (subscription required).

My thoughts.


Vogue Business: Is luxury jewelry rental a serious business?


CBG’s Estelle Hedaya laid to rest.

– She was the last Surfside victim to be identified.


Will big retailers reinstate mask guidelines?


Pranay Narvekar and Chaim Even Zohar: Why the pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise.


Alrosa has “not enough rough.”

– Alrosa follows De Beers with price increases.


The Guardian: Why lab-grown diamonds may not be an ethical alternative.


A look at Source Certain’s diamond- (and gold-) tracking tech.

Forbes on the SCS diamond standard.


Diamond miners look more toward sustainability.


A look at women miners in Sierra Leone (video).


Angola polishes less than 5% of diamonds it produces.


Surat diamond workers quitting because of low wages.

– Unions demand increase.


India’s jewelry industry on the brink of collapse.


South Africa freezes accounts belonging to diamond dealer Louis Liebenberg.


Mehul Choksi speaks to The Week.


Two men indicted for robbing jewelers off-premises.


Armed robber attacks Chaumet jewelry store in Paris.

– Everyone was distracted by Jean-Claude Van Damme.


The story of the woman who switched diamonds for pebbles.


10% of E.U. consumers have unknowingly bought counterfeits.


Rolex tops list of “most searched-for” counterfeits.


Patek Philippe $500,000 flip “a nightmare” for authorized dealers.


Tourneau opens adjoining Tudor and Rolex boutiques in New York City.


Dune Jewelry opens brick-and-mortar store.


Plumb Club elects Sam Sandberg as president.


Chris Croteau joins Rare & Forever.


Ashes-to-diamonds company Eterneva raises $10 million.


The “harsh reality” of working in customer service.


Influencer complains jewelry brand ripped her off.


Phony gold sold at Tennessee gas stations.


Ring handed in to police after 14 years, said to bring “bad luck.”


My Modern Met looks at the Hope Diamond.


Hip-hop’s favorite jewelers talk about creating pieces.


How Alex Moss became Tyler, the Creator’s favorite jeweler (subscription required).


World’s largest star sapphire cluster found in a backyard.


From the Blog

How I Dissed Your Mother: Dissecting Tiffany’s Ad Campaign


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 49: Guest Alan Revere


Have a safe and healthy weekend…


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