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June 1 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup (In the Midst of the Madness Edition)


This week: BHP and Anglo aren’t getting hitched. Zales undergoes a brand refresh. And someone stole all of Britney Spears’ jewelry. All below.


Botswana president Masisi wants De Beers to quickly separate from Anglo

– Masisi sees synthetics as a threat to the country’s economy

– Edahn Golan on what a De Beers sale could look like


BHP walks away from deal with Anglo American

– South Africa helped with Anglo’s defense

– Why did bid fall apart? (video)


Rapaport looks at Russian diamond sanctions

– Pro-sanctions group weighs their effectiveness

– U.S. Treasury sanctions Wagner Group–linked entities in Central African Republic


Swiss watch exports bounce back


David Yurman expands to U.K. with Watches of Switzerland partnership

– Why Watches of Switzerland needs Rolex pre-owned watch program


Hearts on Fire announces global rebrand


Zales revamps image


Fortune on “the cult of Costco”


T.J. Maxx goes viral for selling cheap dupes of luxury jewelry


IGI exhibits world’s largest lab-grown at JCK Show


Is the era of quiet luxury over?


Is luxury afraid of storytelling?


Indian jewelers protest Tanishq’s offer of free gold coin


Alaska charges jeweler over alleged false claims about gold jewelry


Christie’s says hackers stole “limited” client data


How climate change is affecting gem mining


Northwest Territories must realign mining strategy


Bulk of gold smuggled from Africa sent to United Arab Emirates


Assessing the risks of recycled gold


The Rapaport Diamond Podcast hosts good conversation with Hertz Hasenfeld (audio)


London Diamond Bourse gets new president


Nissim Zuaretz elected president of Israel Diamond Exchange

– Wants to “kill” synthetics


Watchmaker and instructor Antoine Simonin dies


Antwerp mourns industry veteran Willy Rotti


Two men convicted of killing Detroit-area jeweler Dan Hutchinson


Nondisclosure agreements may be illegal


Rapper Sean Kingston charged with stealing $480,000 in jewelry


Kathy Hilton collaborates on lab-grown diamond jewelry with Anna Zuckerman


Jeweler Adam Neeley’s “mind-bending” work gets its own exhibition


Good Morning America sits down with curator of hip-hop jewelry exhibit


Cartier Tutti Frutti necklace smashes presale estimate


Sunny von Bülow’s jewelry goes up for sale at Christie’s


Meghan Markle’s diamond necklace from Diana under scrutiny


Britney Spears says all her jewelry has been stolen


Jane Fonda adorned herself with 4,000 diamonds at Cannes


Zoë Kravitz is into toe rings


A look at “Hollywood’s favorite jeweler”: Joseff of Hollywood


Media Watch

Essence on lab-grown diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 122: Watches Of Switzerland’s Roberto Coin Acquisition, JCK Show Highlights



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By: Rob Bates

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