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June 7 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup (Vegas Recovery Edition)


This week: Why is gold up but diamonds are down? Shaun Leane goes into administration. And what’s the most expensive piece of movie jewelry ever made? All below.


What happened in Vegas

– Everyone feels the love

– “Competing notions of luxury”

– Show bodes well for natural diamonds

– Le Vian jewelry trend forecast

– The week’s standout trends

– Panels on sustainability and visual merchandising

– Some words from the Fonz

– Martin Rapaport presentation (video)

– Karen Dybis’ “jewelry bucket list”


Interview with Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi

– Calls lab-growns “the other thing”

JCK story picked up by Reuters


De Beers unveils new strategy

– Its other plans: polished division, retail expansion

FT believes De Beers is going for an IPO


De Beers meet with White House officials

– Requests another year to comply with G7 sanctions


Former De Beers exec ponders the trade’s future

– Avi Krawitz: The end of diamond brands?

– CNBC sees industry in trouble

– Diamonds lose sparkle in China

– Stuart Samuels calls for more jewelry marketing (video)

– David Sherwood asks: Why is gold up, but diamonds are down?


Newest lab-grown group plans to sell $5 grading reports

– Clear Cut still offering created diamonds for free

– Pandora bringing lab-growns to Denmark

– A profile of China’s largest synthetic-diamond factory

– Casualties of the lab-grown crash


Shaun Leane goes into administration


Gold price surge means 9k may now be hallmarked


Sotheby’s laying off dozens of U.K. employees


Report claims billions of African gold smuggled to UAE each year


Luxury company supervisor pleads guilty to stealing metals


Indian diamond brokers arrested for defrauding traders


GoFundMe launched following jeweler’s murder


C.D. Peacock owner Seymour Holtzman dies


A look back at Imelda Marcos’ jewelry collection


45 ct. yellow diamond could fetch $3.5 million at auction


Sotheby’s scores a knockout with auction of Stallone watches


What’s the most expensive piece of movie jewelry ever made?

– The five best pieces of movie jewelry


The hidden meaning behind the jewelry on Bridgerton


Lilly James talks about her Natural Diamond Council shoot


Julia Roberts wears jewelry from Chopard


“Costume jewelry” find in thrift shop turns out to have gold and diamonds


Stanford scientists tackle diamond’s “quantum information problem”


Check out my chat with Melanie Grant of the Responsible Jewellery Council (video)


From the Blog

De Beers’ Other Plans: Expanded Retail, New Polished Division

The Newest Lab-Grown Association Plans to Sell $5 Grading Reports

Interview With Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 123: Live From JCK


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Have a great weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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