June 1 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Everyone talks about Lightbox. Texas jeweler may have been killed by his son. And a woman’s “missing” diamonds turn out not to be missing at all. All below.

 

De Beers is going into lab-grown diamonds.

My thoughts.

– Further thoughts from Edahn Golan, Albert Robinson, Pam Danziger, Hedda Schupak, Alan Frampton, and other industry members and analysts.

– Diamond Foundry “welcomes De Beers.”

– New marking technology developed by University of Oxford spin-off.

 

GIA spots treatment fraud with 6 ct. diamond.

 

New Modi-like case? Diamond trader is said to have duped Punjab National Bank.

– Indian authorities go after Modi’s wind farm.

– A. Jaffe/Firestar attorney responds to request for Chapter 11 trustee.

 

Botswana diamond mine sold for $8.1 million at online auction.

 

Hari Krishna signs up with blockchain firm.

 

Forevermark goes omnichannel.

– Opens new retail concept in China.

 

Chinese customers like green gems.

 

Sears Holdings Corp. closing 72 more stores.

 

Claire’s poised to close 130 more stores.

 

Son arrested for ordering killing of his father, Texas jeweler.

 

Baselworld managing director Sylvie Ritter steps down.

 

Alain Delamuraz resigns as VP of Blancpain.

 

Thomas Sabo names new U.K. managing director.

 

Estate jeweler Camilla Dietz Bergeron dies.

 

CIBJO president has private audience with Pope Francis.

 

Diamond parcel thrown in trash at Israel Exchange.

 

Could Mugabe spill the “diamond beans”?

 

United Arab Emirates cuts VAT impact on gold and diamond dealers.

 

Indian diamond billionaire invests in crypto app.

 

Woman reaches out to local reporter about missing diamonds. But they’re not really missing.

 

Bucherer has created a diamond-encrusted Harley-Davidson.

 

Scott Disick is not into fake diamonds.

 

From the Blog    

With New Lab-Grown Line, Is De Beers Embracing Self-Cannibalization?

 

 

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