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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