Blogs: Cutting Remarks / Industry

June 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: AI-generated junk floods Etsy. Diamond polisher steals from employer by drugging coworkers. And a woman uses a fake ring as a dating strategy. All below.


U.S. crackdown on Russian diamonds poised to start Jan. 1

– Indian ministries weigh repercussions

– De Beers’ Tracr appoints Wesley Tucker as CEO

– Is Tracr the single solution?

– Questions remain about Everledger


2022 was one of the worst crime years ever, JSA says


Lightbox new selling lab-grown engagement rings

– Interview with Lightbox CEO Antoine Borde


Jewelry sales stabilize in May, while diamond sales fall

– Q&A with Edahn Golan about lab-grown market


IGI sees largest and multicolored lab-grown diamonds


National Jeweler on JCK’s colored stone market update


Ben Bridge opens new Seattle flagship


Interview with “untameable” luxury journalist Miss Tweed


Roger Dubuis CEO Andreatta steps down


Ring Concierge hires chief marketing officer


Pandora names new marketing director for U.K., Ireland


Charles Stanley joins Consensus Strategic Advisors


Responsible Jewellery Council names Edward Asscher vice chair


Gems One announces new sales hires


Former F. Hinds chairman Eric Hinds dies (subscription)


Another Indian diamond polisher dies by suicide, amid industry slowdown


Martin Rapaport’s JCK presentation and social responsibility conference (video)


Illegal gold mining becomes revenue source for organized crime


Sale of Eternal Pink highlights “Botswana’s diamond woes” (subscription)


Surat dealers “exploit loopholes” in Sierra Leone’s diamond trade


Belgian court backs OGI in dispute with Sarine


Market regulator wants Mehul Choksi’s accounts frozen


Lawsuit: Bay Area jeweler made man spend $200,000 to buy watch he never got


Artificial intelligence has come to the watch world


How calendar watches tell you a lot about a culture


“AI-generated junk” is flooding Etsy


Diamond Foundry using artificial intelligence to design jewelry


Jeweler Dolly Cohen debuts tooth jewelry, e-commerce


Jacob the Jeweler and celebrity rabbi ruin real estate developer’s plans


Diamond polisher spikes coworkers’ tea, steals stones


DJ Drama spends $120,000 to get his stolen jewelry back


Mick Jagger’s partner Melanie Hamrick gets “commitment ring”


Woman wore $99 engagement ring to “lure a man”


A collapsed star turns into a massive cosmic diamond


From the Blog

U.S. Crackdown on Russian Diamonds Expected to Start Jan. 1

Interview With Lightbox CEO Antoine Borde


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 97: Guest Jeffery Fowler


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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