March 1 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Why brick-and-mortar still matters. Jewelry equity loans are now a thing. And woman says jewelry store clerk called her ring “pathetic.” All below.


JCK roundup of Oscar jewelry.

– The Oscars’ top jewelry brands.

– Zoë Kravitz’s Tiffany gold bra.


Hudson’s Bay may close 20 Saks Off Fifth stores.


Macy’s to focus on jewelry, cut 100 jobs.


J.C. Penney to close 18 stores.


Neiman Marcus reaches financial agreement with lenders.


Why brick-and-mortar still matters.

– Is “experiential retail” living up to its promise?


Oversupply an issue at Hong Kong show.


Swatch sues Samsung over smartwatch faces.


Sterling, Alex and Ani settle suit.


Jewelry equity loans “now a thing.”


An environmental planner and professor on the ecological impact of lab-grown.

– De Beers doesn’t want to flag synthetic treatments.

– Twitter debate.

– Ya’akov Almor: Don’t grade them.

– Rapaport’s synthetics report.

Forbes profiles ALTR, is kind of late to the party.


Sean Cohen talks to Thrive Global about a diamond’s life cycle.


Yahoo Finance profiles Alrosa’s new U.S. office.


Russia’s Ministry of Education debuts diamond-tracking system.


Kimberley Process mulls widening conflict diamond definition.


India attaches more Nirav Modi assets.


Income tax authorities search Malabar Jewellers.


Greek jeweler Folli Follie fined again by regulator.


Beny Steinmetz is back in Guinea.


De Beers consolidates Canadian, South African assets.


Brooklyn’s Clay Pot closes original location.


Peter Smith tells the story of a store closing.


Owner of Pennsylvania’s Murphy Jewelers found dead in New Orleans.


Women’s Jewelry Association chooses president-elect.


92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center seeks artist in residence.


GIA senior industry analysts Russell Shor talks about JCK.


Rapper Young Thug says jewelry store exploited him.


Alex and Ani founder backing bid to buy sports stations.


Roxy Jacenko shows off diamond engagement ring.


Mother reject Chinese boy’s ring, bums him out.


Woman’s diamond ring was labeled “pathetic.”


From the Blog  

An Environmental Planner on the Ecological Impact of Lab-Grown Diamonds


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