July 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week. Europe may get its first diamond mine. Malls may record shoppers’ faces. And White Castle’s strange diamond ring giveaway.  All below.


Alert jewelers foil power-cut burglaries


An appraiser’s view of the Drew Brees trial


Jewelry store owners sound off on sexual harassment, gender issues


Trump holds off on Chinese tariffs

– Market breathes sigh of relief


Gold price increase spurs more trade-ins


Is “re-commerce” retail’s next big thing?

– Rent the Runway installing boxes in Nordstrom stores


The wealth gap is a “retail problem”


Pam Danziger on how to fix the problems in department stores


Net-A-Porter debuts high-end jewelry site


Why the market for large diamonds is in freefall

– Avi Krawitz says stop buying rough


The BBC looks at diamond-tracking technologies


CEO magazine profiles Montluc, touted as “disruptive” “game-changer.”


The Good Men Project (and an NGO) want to broaden the blood diamonds conversation


New ethics service launches for small jewelers


Vogue Business takes skeptical look at the Diamond Producers Association study

– DPA head Lieberherr sticks up for it

– The DPA promotes diamonds in China


DMIA’s Ronnie Vanderlinden on the FTC Guides and lab-growns


Israel Diamond Exchange produces video touting natural diamonds


De Beers renames grading lab


Coming soon: Europe’s first diamond mine?


Diamond supply to Mumbai disrupted


Indian authorities investigate loan fraud at seven banks


Indian jewelry industry meets bankers over liquidity crunch


Firestone Diamonds’ gets lenders waiver


Charles & Colvard underwriters exercise overallotment option


African jewelers pair craftsmanship with sustainable materials


Fura Gems to start mining sapphires in Australia


Gemfields exists amethyst, adds gold


Congo’s struggle with illegal mining


Chanel handed a loss in Chinese counterfeit jewelry case


New online sales tax laws enacted in six states


Retail group urges antitrust scrutiny of Amazon and Google


Shopping centers using facial recognition data


Inside Walmart’s e-commerce fight with Amazon


Mayors debuts flagship store redesign


Gucci opens jewelry store in Paris


Chinese tourists avoid Los Angeles luxury stores


Watch brands opt for summits, not shows


Jewelry Independent Summit lineup looks strong


JA National Convention shines spotlight on Washington, D.C.


Longtime AGTA show manager Keen retires


What happened when a JCK editor tried to sell jewelry


White Castle giving away $5,000 diamond ring that looks like their chicken rings


Where Lady Di secretly bought her cheap jewelry

– How the Princess redesigned her engagement ring

– Ring choice shows Charles loved Camilla more than Diana


Meghan Markle broke royal rule with engagement ring update


Malaysian singer settles dispute over fake diamonds


Researchers teleporting information within a diamond


Antiques Roadshow expert reveals shock evaluation of diamond stuck down drain


Media Watch

Vox ponders what an engagement ring actually signifies

Observer says a broken engagement will change your feelings about rings

Tatler says not to share engagement ring photos


From the Blog   

An Appraiser’s View of the Drew Brees Trial


JCK Podcasts

JCK Las Vegas 2019 Highlights



Have a great weekend!



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