Blogs: Cutting Remarks / Industry

July 8 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: The secondhand watch “meltdown.” The “mystery of macle jewelry.” And a reporter gets a bracelet welded to her wrist. All below


Showtime diamond doc Nothing Lasts Forever is entertaining. But is it accurate?


Edahn Golan: Has U.S. jewelry demand hit its high watermark?

– U.S jewelry sales taper off in May

– Recession unlikely, says NRF economist


Former Jewelry Information Center head Lynn Ramsey dies


Rapaport: Diamond prices slide


Jeweller surveys the lab-grown diamond market


Stars align for high jewelry market

– Fashion brands court the “superrich”

– Jewelry borrowing is “back in style”


Rolex, Patek victim of “crypto meltdown”

– Prices slump up to 50% for discounted Rolex watches

– Rolex prices “crash”

– Experts “aren’t panicking”

Daily Mail’s tips on how to get Rolexes


Watches of Switzerland’s U.S. sales rise 44%

– Luxury watches still in short supply, it says


How retailers are approaching crypto payments


Kohl’s calls off sales process


Bonhams buys French auction house


Victoria Gomelsky talks with Ukrainian jewelers


Russian diamonds should be subject to EU sanctions, according to Transparency International


Graff paid $7.5 million crypto ransom to hackers


Cartier beats Louis Vuitton in fight over trademark registration


Head of JPMorgan Chase gold desk on trial for “spoofing”


Canadian town worried about possible diamond mine exit


Canadian Jewellers Association gets membership coordinator


Estate jeweler Adam “Butch” Fried dies


John Atencio hires new rep for wholesale division


Richard Mille makes world’s thinnest watch


Unveiling the “mystery of macle jewelry”


Tempted by a jeweled tiara?


London gets “glimpse of Tiffany archive”


Inside Van Cleef’s new high jewelry collection, Legend of Diamonds


Theo Fennell on writing, designing, and resuming his title as King of Bling


Jewelry “inspired by the life of Coco Chanel”


Lewis Hamilton ends fight over nose ring


Reporter gets jewelry welded onto wrist


Oppenheimers block gold exploration at their ranch


Firefighters dive into water to rescue diamond ring


Jewelry made from melted guns


Woman wants to post engagement ring, but people “fixated” on her nails. Stop the presses!


TikToker on what an engagement ring says about a bride’s personality


From the Blog

Showtime Diamond Doc ‘Nothing Last Forever’ Is Entertaining. But Is It Accurate?


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 73: George Holmes, LVMH and Lusix, and Russian Diamonds




Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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