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March 12 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: The new gold rush may cool off. Does it matter if a watch is Swiss-made? Megyn Kelly calls Meghan Markle’s earrings “blood diamonds.” All below.


How small businesses will benefit from the new stimulus package.

– The House hopes to extend the PPP through May.


Reflections on one year of COVID-19.

National Jeweler editors look back (video).

– Looking at the “new retail playbook.”


Charming Charlie to open 14 new stores.


Gunderson’s acquires JB Hudson Jewelers.


Jared introduces new custom design program.

– Signet’s earnings expected to decline.

– Why its stock has doubled in value.


Survey: How many people have been shopping for jewelry or watches?


Pandora still has 25% of its stores closed.


The words Swiss-made can increase the value of watches by 50%.


New York Times: Women’s watch buyers want more options (by Victoria Gomelsky).

– The woman behind the watch website Quill and Pad.


Breitling introduces watch subscription program.


BlackRock cools on gold.


Penalties may get tougher for New Jersey jewelers who don’t follow secondhand rules.


Dubai calls for airlines to ban the carrying of gold.


Israel bourse to reopen trading hall.


United States reimposes sanctions on diamond trader Dan Gertler.


Tiffany & Co. appoints new executive creative director.


Chrono24 appoints new CFO. Is IPO next?


Leslie Therriault joins Frederick Goldman.


Julie Moreno Franco, veteran salesperson, dies.


Movado chief marketing officer Mary Leach dies.


Activist slate backs down in fight over Kohl’s.


De Beers CEO sells stock.

– De Beers recommits to UN Women/gender equality.


Gender disparity in the diamond world.


Petra Diamonds completes restructuring.


Who wins and loses in Zimbabwe’s rush to diamonds?


Megyn Kelly calls Meghan Markle’s MBS-donated earrings “blood diamonds.”


Jeweler Ben Baller’s favorite things.


How she’s managing: Judith Ripka president Janice Winter.


Did the world’s oldest computer have jewelry on it?


Media Watch

New York Times writer tries to live with lab-grown everything (including diamonds).

Diamond expert weighs in on Bachelorette engagement rings.

Interview with author of a book on the Argyle diamond mine. (Audio)


From the Blog

Reflections on One Year of COVID-19


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 39: Guest Alexander Lacik


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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By: Rob Bates

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