June 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: De Beers Diamond Jewellers drops “Diamond” from its name. Did Swatch employees take a bribe? Celebrity jeweler trolls Trump. All below.


Supreme Court rules in favor of online sales tax.

– What happens now?


Sarin Bachmann to take over JCK Las Vegas Show.


De Beers Diamond Jewellers drops “Diamond” from its name.


Antwerp says device will “revolutionize” diamond cutting.

– Albert Robinson ponders artificial intelligence.


Jennifer Fisher collaborates with Diamond Foundry on lab-grown collection.

– Lingo changed.


Opposition in Botswana dislikes De Beers’ synthetic diamond plan.


Diamond industry aims for Kimberley Process 2.0.


Tiffany succeeds by “giving cool a try.”

WSJ: High-end brands increasingly appeal to millennials.
Helzberg debuts “Will You?” $50 placeholder engagement ring.


Stephen Silver encourages clients to pay with cryptocurrency.

– Another diamond cryptocurrency company debuts.


Brooks Brothers’ Deconic shakes up sales strategy.


Featherstone Fine Jewelry bows collection at Bergdorf’s.


Graff reopens in San Francisco.


A Canadian mall literally becomes a circus.


More U.S. Treasury sanctions placed against Dan Gertler.


New charge: Nirav Modi allegedly exported “poor quality diamonds” to United States.

– Charge: Letters of Understanding “increased for maximum gain.”


Swatch Group employees accused of taking bribes.


Pair wanted in smash-and-grab robbery rampage.


Denver jeweler sues ex-employees.


Jawbone employees charged with stealing trade secrets.


“Catwoman” Jocelyn Wildenstein accused of stiffing jewelry store.


Suit charges boy was forced to remove Jewish star necklace.


Eli Avidar named president of Carats.io.


Michael Hill reshuffles Australian management.


Alrosa reduces output to focus on safety.


Mbada Diamonds to get license back.


Slate answers “burning questions” about Pete Davidson–Ariana Grande engagement ring.


Jeweler to the stars trolls Trump with “tiny hand” jewelry.


Engagement ring found by officer with metal detector.


From the Blog  

Online Sales Tax: What Happens Now?

Jennifer Fisher Changes Its Lab-Grown Lingo


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