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July 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Amazon wants to act like Chinese competitors. What happened to missing jeweler Vashi? And a 6-year-old girl gets a huge diamond ring from a classmate with a crush. All below.


Ostbye & Anderson acquires Victor Corporation


Rocksbox moves away from subscription model


Saks, Neiman Marcus to merge in $2.6 billion deal

– Deal meant to “future-proof” Saks

– Amazon “poses a quandary” for FTC (subscription)


Edahn Golan: July jewelry numbers show surprise drop

– U.S. jewelry sales growth slows in May

– Hill & Co. “Business of Jewelry” report


Rapaport: Diamond industry still under pressure

– Paul Zimnisky interviews RDI’s Andrew Rickard (audio)


Indian diamond exports fall

– India rules out new import freeze

– Manufacturers still trying to revive Surat bourse


Russia overtakes Botswana as far as diamond value

– Russian exports to Hong Kong up 18-fold in first five months of year

– Russia’s deputy foreign minister calls sanctions softening “inevitable”

– Indian industry relieved over sanctions delay

– Alrosa buys gold deposit


Richemont appoints new heads of Cartier, Van Cleef

– Will anything change at Cartier?

– Richemont, LVMH look to boost jewelry market share

– Report: Family behind Richemont made poor investments (subscription)


June NYC jewelry auctions top $70 million, led by diamonds


Ekati boss sees another 25 years of mining

– Rio Tinto completes Diavik solar plant


India’s largest lab-grown diamond sold


Israeli companies win judgment against Diamond Foundry after legal battle


Jewelry retailer Malabar Gold takes insolvency action against Flipkart


The market for pre-owned diamonds is changing (video)


Secondary-market Rolex prices may weaken further


Service center Watch Atelier closes


Jay-Z invests in online watch shop Wristcheck


The mystery of vanished jeweler Vashi


William Jones IV becomes president of Sissy’s Log Cabin


Frederick Goldman promotes Bryan Cowan


Fossil Group CFO resigns


Eiseman Jewels names new chief marketing officer


Three industry leaders form new Minnesota jeweler


Kate Spade opens stand-alone jewelry store in London


Tiffany’s Shanghai store has glittering glass “diamond” facade

– Inside Tiffany Tokyo exhibit


A look at Cartier’s Switzerland production facility


Krombholz now selling only antique and estate jewelry


Amazon starts to imitate Shein, Temu


Kohl’s plans to compete with Prime Day


The three Botswana women who designed De Beers’ newest collection


Beth Bernstein’s new book spotlights 45 female jewelry designers


The story of AGTA president Kimberly Collins’ engagement ring


Theodore Roosevelt’s stolen watch finds way home


Brazil’s ex-president Bolsonaro indicted over undeclared diamonds


Prince Edward designed his wife’s $35,000 wedding jewelry


Tyla wears $230,000 worth of diamonds at BET Awards


Megan Thee Stallion rocks “mind-bending” tooth gems


Luxury watch thefts spike at New York restaurants


Border agents seek thousands of pieces of counterfeit designer jewelry


Firefighters rescue wedding ring after freak accident


The jewelry trick scamming tourists in European vacation spots


Times‘ Modern Love writer has engagement ring, but no fiancé


6-year-old girl gets “huge” diamond ring from classmate


Media Watch

NPR looks at lab-growns during wedding season


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 125: Guest Pippa Small



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By: Rob Bates

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