Blogs: Cutting Remarks / Industry

March 10 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: Should there be a casino at a Saks? Botswana reiterates demands for De Beers. And the best moments of jewelry in movies. All below.


HRD lab routinely “upgraded” diamonds, report claims


State Department, E.U. meet with industry leaders over Russian diamonds

– European Union pushing for new diamond sanctions before May


Will LVMH try to take over Richemont (or Cartier)?

– How Cartier can “craft the future of luxury”


Patek Philippe to cut down network 30%

– Rolex, Patek beat S&P gains since 2018


Should Saks house a casino?


America’s shopping spree could “be over soon”


Botswana “intent” on selling more diamonds outside De Beers

– De Beers sees further sales slowdown


Hong Kong sees “more show than dough”


Longtime IGI CEO Jerry Ehrenwald dies


Princess cut co-inventor Israel Itzkowitz dies


Chronoswiss founder Gerd Rüdiger Lang dies


Philips names new head of jewelry for Americas


Chow Tai Fook sees executive changes


Kendra Bridelle to head IDD’s luxe division


Bulgari’s new president unveils new growth strategy


Tanishq’s New Jersey debut drew customers across East Coast


Tiffany/Nike hookup shows “problems in the sneaker market”

– Tiffany & Co. appoints Lauren Santo Domingo as artistic director in home category


The Seven is a New York City jeweler masquerading as an antique shop


Four women on what women want for watches


Peter Smith on “human connection and the retail experience”


Longtime jewelers Bensons, Hutchinson, and Manoli’s close their doors


How J.C. Penney is doing


Retail Dive: The RealReal, Farfetch “at risk for bankruptcy”


Pandora sues distributors for unauthorized distribution of their products


Square sued over diamond payments to Russian bank accounts


In India, diamond mine poises battle of trees versus jobs (subscription)


Australia finds “troubling” amount of greenwashing


New sustainability index puts Tiffany on the bottom


Punjab Today examines the Adani-Jatin Mehta connection


Belgium newspaper says country can’t close Russian “loopholes” (in Dutch)

– Russian diamond, jewelry exports into Belgium drop (in Dutch)


Four more acquitted in Brussels diamond heist


Pink Panther gang suspected in diamond theft in art fair


Perth Mint gold bullion deal draws skepticism


Former Brazil president Bolosnaro caught in $3 million jewelry scandal

– Saudi Arabian jewels could cause Brazilian unrest


Diamond ring sold without reserve falls short at Sotheby’s


Patek Philippe owned by Andy Warhol sells for $101,600


150-year-old Spencer-Churchill necklace is for sale


LeBron James gifted custom diamond pendant by Lakers for breaking NBA record


David Yurman’s new brand ambassadors are all under 30


Norway fans meet for swap meets


Jewelry is a “secret swinger signal”


Man purchases fake diamond ring, worries fiancée will find out


Dutch historian finds medieval treasure using metal detector


Former jeweler chases athletic goals at 70


Iconic on-screen jewelry moments


Media Watch

Modern Retail on lab-grown diamonds

Good Q&A with Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s Tiffany Stevens


From the Blog

Will LVMH Try To Take Over Richemont (Or Cartier)?


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 90: Gem Shows, Diamond Supplier News, and ChatGPT


Have a great weekend!


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