June 29 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Which e-tailers now have to collect sales tax? America’s biggest mall is coming. And Meghan Markle’s new diamond fashion. All below.



De Beers starts work on lab-grown diamond factory.


Inside Tracr, the De Beers–developed blockchain platform.


Sale of A. Jaffe’s assets back on.


The Supreme Court’s online sales tax decision: What it means.

– “Explosion of accounting challenges.”

– Issue moves to the states.

– Guide on whether you need to collect sales tax.


Men rob nine jewelers in two months.

– Crew strikes again.


Michael Hill to shut Emma & Roe charm stores.


Is Amazon’s brand-squashing private label business becoming a monopoly?


Looking at the different experiential retail formats.


Former Amazon exec to head Bergdorf Goodman.

– Pam Danziger on what it means.


Ekati workers’ jobs saved.


Angola seeks to revamp its diamond sales.


Lucara Diamond seeks to “disrupt” diamond industry.

– Lucara CEO Eira Thomas talks to Bloomberg (video).

– Recovers 89 ct. yellow diamond.


Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes a deep dive into the Nirav Modi case.


Former chair, two former bank execs charged in Winsome case.

– Did Winsome owner exploit holes in law to use passport?

– Charges of destroyed records.


Atlas Jewelry shares rebound with founder’s release on bail.


Temple St. Clair to pay government in Customs case.


Global jewel thief nabbed in Chicago heist.


For Future Reference opens a retail store in New York’s Hudson Valley.


America’s biggest mall gets final okay in Miami.


Alrosa to auction “football” diamonds.


Former policeman finds couples’ lost wedding rings in pocket.


Couple gives hotel worker gift after she finds diamond ring.


Indian jewelers break record for most diamonds in one ring.


Meghan Markle’s diamond cross necklace.


Media Watch

WhoWhatWear on the cost of diamond rings.


From the Blog  

Inside Tracr, the De Beers–Developed Blockchain Platform


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