June 15 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Macy’s tries to be less like Macy’s. Pear-shapes are hot. Gemstones rain down from the sky in Hawaii. All below.


Richline reorganizes following Ulrich departure.


Daughters taking over Kirk Kara brand.


Dries Van Noten purchased.


Retailers nervous about Trump China tariffs.


How the internet boosted the secondhand watch business.


Surprising findings about how people buy clothes and shoes online.


Macy’s tries to be less like Macy’s.

– Is Macy’s about to reinvent the department store?


Target takes on Amazon with same-day shipping.


Case study on Pandora’s marketing.


Tiffany & Co. tops U.S. luxury ranking.


The legal protections behind the Cartier Love bracelet.


The “psychological price of entrepreneurship.”


Indian traders nervous about Lightbox.

– More Lightbox opinions from ABN Amro (full report), Paul Zimnisky, Ehud Laniado, Alexander Mootz.


Rapaport slaps De Beers—and De Beers slaps back.

– Video of Rapaport at JCK Las Vegas 2018 ethics forum.


Interview with Alrosa director of sales Evgeny Agureev.

Tass interviews Alrosa CEO.


Nirav Modi looks for political asylum in United Kingdom.

– India wants Interpol’s help.


Are Indian jewelers swindling U.S. customs?


Angolan mine says its diamonds were underpriced.


De Beers Diamond Jewellers opens new Hong Kong store.


Maison Birks renovates Montreal flagship.


Mikimoto renews Fifth Avenue lease.


Peter Meuss advising Central African Republic.

– Enough Project not pleased.


Phillips appoints James Marks as watch specialist.


Lucara announces new vice president of corporate development and strategy.


Jeweler says Drew Brees admitted he’s “cash poor.”


New J.C. Penney CEO won’t get to use company plane.


Corrections officer sentenced in jewelry scheme run from prison.


Former Walmart being used to house immigrant children.

– Walmart responds by tweet.


Trolls mock couple’s small engagement ring.


Sotheby’s to auction off Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels .


Rolex Submariner sells for $1 million at auction.

– Rockefeller jewelry auction breaks records.


Lots of talk about Ariana Grande’s pear-shape engagement ring.

People: Pears have become the “hot style.”


Eagles’ Super Bowl ring features 219 diamonds, 17 green sapphires.


Pearl farming makes farmer rich.


Gemstones rain down from the sky in Hawaii.


Retailer sells gem meant for decorating—well, you’ll see.


Media Watch

CNN visits the Antwerp diamond district.


From the Blog  

Martin Rapaport Slaps De Beers—And De Beers Slaps Back

Interview With Alrosa Director of Sales Evgeny Agureev


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