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June 2 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


First a promotional note: I will be moderating a panel at JCK Las Vegas tomorrow. “Lab Grown Diamond Updates” will take place Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Showcase Stage. Join me and an esteemed panel—Edahn Golan of Tenoris, Ari Levy of IGI North America, and Joanna Park-Tonks of the International Grown Diamond Association—as we discuss pricing, detection and disclosure, and sustainability.

This week: Women were upset they received fake diamonds. A cursed piece of royal jewelry. And Lizzo matches her nails to her jewelry. All below.


Luxury industry strides on as “world wobbles”

– Luxury retail’s staying power amid economic uncertainty

– Inside the luxury jewelry “boom” (subscription)


Pranay Narvekar and Chaim Even-Zohar’s 2022 diamond pipeline report


Can diamond business reconnect with Generation Z?

– Industry needs to be “more inclusive”


Four women who discovered their diamonds are fake


Botswana wants to maintain De Beers deal

– But nation’s president still wants a bigger diamond share

– De Beers defends itself against Sunday Standard article

– Botswana government defends itself against Mmegi article


How Molefi Letsiki, first Black sightholder, is changing the diamond industry (video)


Visionary cutter Gabi Tolkowsky dies


Stanley Zale joins Hill & Co.


Signet Jewelers appoints new senior VP of investor relations

– CEO Drosos sells 10,000 shares


Anglo American’s finance head to retire


WD Lab Grown Diamonds CFO departs


Profile of Nazem Said Ahmad, sanctioned art and diamond dealer


Report: World’s largest star sapphire cluster given fake value


New Jersey jeweler store’s future uncertain after car crash


Ontario’s first diamond mine enters final stages of closure


Petra sells stake in Williamson mine for $15 million


State Department issues advisory on Sudan gold


Mejuri announces investment in Regeneration, a remining startup

–  Company’s sustainability report


Lightbox diamonds certified carbon-neutral


What luxury looks like in Russia now


The story of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Medusa


New York Post reviews Tiffany’s Blue Box Café


Some believe this piece of royal jewelry is “cursed”


Lizzo matches nails to jewelry


Kim Kardashian’s most expensive jewelry, ranked


Antiques Roadshow guest stunned to learn value of jewelry


Trend alert: “dopamine jewelry”


Media Watch

Financial Times on “the power of jade”

Brilliant Earth CEO Beth Gerstein on Bloomberg podcast (audio)

GoBankingRates story says don’t buy jewelry on holidays or weekends

El País on Antwerp’s antipathy toward diamond sanctions


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 96: Tiffany’s New Flagship, AGS Conclave and AI, JCK Las Vegas Preview


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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