June 14 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Is De Beers–Botswana tension on the rise? Alrosa employees tried to steal from the company. And a watch expert has trouble spotting a fake Rolex. All below.


Former GIA president Glenn Nord dies.


Interview with Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy.


Interview with U.S. head of Pandora.


Lord & Taylor chief steps down.

– Saks owner Hudson’s Bay Co. may go private.


Will the department store ever come back?


Brick-and-mortar retailers figure out online sales.


Retailers’ outlook clouded by tariff fear.


Insights into the shopping behavior of Generation Z.


Amazon cuts fees for jewelry sellers.


Brilliant Earth does survey on engagement ring size.


De Beers’ blockchain program hopes to track every diamond.


De Beers–Botswana tension hits new high.

– Botswana wants Tiffany to “tell its story.”


Edahn Golan: Diamond business loses its guts.


Why the diamond midstream is feeling “stuck.”


Avi Krawitz: Let’s lift the “artisanal stigma.”

– Rapaport wants “good diamonds” to sell at a premium.


WDC president (still) wants Kimberley Process definition expanded.

– Civil society: Kimberley Process faces “irrelevance”


Marange locals unhappy that miner Anjin is coming back.

– Why hasn’t Alrosa come to Zimbabwe?


Diamond Foundry signs Washington power substation deal.


Lucara Diamonds CEO likes Lightbox.

– Lightbox adds new styles.


CBI files two new First Information Reports against Jatin Mehta.

– Report: Winsome money trail leads to Macau.


Nirav Modi denied bail again.


Alain Spira admits to Bank Leumi loan fraud.


Moscow police uncover diamond-theft gang inside Alrosa.


Woman indicted in death of Pennsylvania jeweler Patrick Murphy.


Gang attacks Surat diamond merchants.


Diamond-backed cryptocurrency may help Africa.


Mahiar Borhanjoo becomes CEO of DFL Group.


New GIA governor also works for United Nations.


Scio Diamond chief financial officer steps down.


Founding AGTA member Anil Dholakia dies.


Erica Weiner Jewelry closes Manhattan store.


Auction houses Rago and Wright to merge.


Brazil jeweler Vivara investigating IPO.


Charles & Colvard’s new stock offering.


Signet can’t duck shareholder suit over harassment statements.


Why Etsy feels it has a “huge advantage” over competitors.


Neiman Marcus is “kicking the can” down the road.


Walmart associates get new vests, as company grapples with minimum wage.


Kohl’s shuts down off-price experiment.


Restaurant owner seeks out one-star Yelp reviews.


Jewelry company says it’s behind marriage proposal billboard.


Day’s Jewelers wins family business award.


Artist with disability sells jewelry to help others.


People solves the “mystery” of Meghan Markle’s new ring.


Mary Max’s $2 million jewelry collection disappears.


Kim Kardashian wears huge diamond chain for series of selfies.


Inside the “world’s greatest private jewelry collection.”


Ancient gold coin found in field sells for $700,000.


Watch expert has trouble telling a fake Rolex from a real one (video).


Social media users distracted by bride’s nails in engagement ring photo.


MVI’s Martin Hurwitz turns the JCK 150th questionnaire into its own brilliant thing.


From the Blog  

Interview With Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy


JCK Podcasts

Episode 2: Guest, Joe Menzie



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