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June 17 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup (Vegas Recovery Edition)


This week: Cartier and Amazon target knockoffs. The man who uses flattery to steal jewelry. And rats in India seem to like gold jewelry. All below.


The main stats from Blue Nile’s $873 million SPAC

– Investor presentation


Beryl Raff resigns as Helzberg chair and CEO


Doug Hucker becomes CEO of ICA


Steve Coe stepping down as Lightbox CEO


LVMH Luxury Ventures takes stake in lab-grown diamond company Lusix

– Paul Zimnisky on lab-grown diamonds


JCK Debrief

– Upbeat mood prevails

– Retailers glad to be back

– Jewelers double down on new merchandise

Rapaport sees “positive vibes”


Jewelry sales rose 22% In May, Mastercard says


Signet’s sales please market as it settles gender-bias suit

– Kinix Research compares Signet and Brilliant Earth


Rocksbox’s new president ready to grow jewelry-rental subscription biz


Cartier joins with Amazon in targeting knockoffs


John Jeffay: Is gender bias still alive and well at U.S. jewelers?


Richemont, Kering return to Responsible Jewellery Council


JVC’s Sara Yood on Russian sanctions


The man who keeps talking about Russian diamonds


Russian shortage hits Gujarat cutters “hard”

– Cutters turn to lab-grown


Russia thwarting KP sanction move

– Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition calls for Russian expulsion


Avi Krawitz: Rough shortages equal polished premiums

– Martin Rapaport’s Sunday breakfast presentation (video)


Rapaport 2022 social responsibility conference (video)


Paul Zimnisky: There’s a “place for ESG in diamonds”

FT: How ESG strategies hurt emerging markets


Angola seizes stake in diamond miner

– Angolan diamonds “sparkle” thanks to reforms


Juno diamond sells for $12.9 million at Sotheby’s


How luxury fashion brands survive


LVMH on “good track,” CEO says

Earnings call transcript


Audemars Piguet CEO confirms he’s leaving


Jewelers Mutual appoints Mike Alexander chief operating officer


JFC Facets of Hope honors Stern, Meleski


24 Karat Club of Southern California announces 2022 honorees


Virginia TikToker goes viral with diamond-testing videos


Leviev debuts Twinder Swindler bracelet


Q&A: Stephanie Gottlieb on working with Britney Spears

– Spears dances in diamond thong


Ana de Armas speaks about diamonds


New Smithsonian exhibit spotlights “American diamonds”


The Greek jeweler who created the Bulgari empire


Indian man who uses flattery to steal jewelry


In Mumbai, bag of gold jewelry is dragged away by rats


Financial Times hides its “wealth porn”


Media Watch

– CNN: “Men want pearls”

Town & Country talks with Theo Fennell


From the Blog

The Man Who Keeps Talking About Russian Diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 71: Steven Kaiser, Recycled Gold, And JCK Las Vegas


Have a great relaxing weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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