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

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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