June 7 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Review the 2018 diamond pipeline. A social media controversy over a gun hits Kay. And Drew Brees’ diamond case goes to trial. All below.



Signet sees comp decreases at all banners except Piercing Pagoda.

– Earnings call transcript.


Tiffany finds U.S. consumers growing more cautious.

– Earnings call transcript.


Industry still feeling confident, says JCK survey.


Watches of Switzerland goes public.


The RealReal is going public—for real.


Charles & Colvard proposes new offering of common stock.


The 2018 diamond pipeline.


Alrosa puts out new traceability initiative.

Glossy on Brilliant Earth.


Diamonds are important to Botswana, says country’s president.

– Video of confrontation with protester at JCK show.

– Slower diamond mining hurting country’s growth.


Report: India lost $13 billion to trade mis-invoicing.


The D & M Capital Group files for Chapter 11.


RapNet members say “no” to synthetics.

– Martin Rapaport’s JCK Las Vegas speech (video).


Can lab-grown diamonds ever really be sustainable?

– CGTN looks at whether lab-growns are ethical and sustainable (video).


Interview with Benn Harvey-Walker, Australian jewelry ethics champion.


Interview with Lightbox CEO (audio).


Costco has sold a $400,000 diamond.


Alrosa auctions off $8.8 million in diamonds in New York City.


Investment firm slashes holdings in Pandora.


Jérôme Biard appointed CEO of Roventa-Henex.


Longtime retailer Frank Bromberg Jr. dies.


Jewelers Row eviction day “will live in infamy” (video).


Kay Jewelers wouldn’t let sheriff’s deputy with a gun pick up ring.

– Kay apologizes.

– Employee fired.


Walmart calls for federal minimum wage hike.


Opening statements coming in Drew Brees case versus jeweler.

– Quarterback takes stand.


The New England Patriots release “hype video” for Super Bowl rings.


Le’Veon Bell’s girlfriends allegedly robbed him of $520,000 in jewelry.


JWoww explains big rock on her finger.


Edgar Allan Poe’s pocket watch could fetch $120,000 at Christie’s.


Media Watch

Houstonia on mengagement rings.


From the Blog  

Can Lab-Grown Diamonds Ever Really Be Sustainable?


JCK Podcasts

Episode 2: Guest, Joe Menzie



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