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March 15 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Problems in the watch and jewelry auction markets. A lawsuit over the Harry Winston book. And ashes-to-diamonds company has big embarrassment. All below.


You could feel jewelry Kenergy at the Academy Awards

– Brooches for men trend

– John Cena wears nothing but Rolex (and sandals)


Lab-grown diamonds make strong showing in The Knot survey

– Botswana newspaper takes hope in lab-growwn price collapse

– Michael Schechter says don’t get hung up on price

– Martin Rapaport declares, “The synthetic party is over

– U.K. newspaper says, actually, it’s over for natural diamonds


De Beers sales improve, but still down, at February sight

– Diamonds “lose sparkle in China”

– Investors not profiting from Lucara


New EU regs causing delays in diamond shipments into Antwerp

– “Four questions the U.S. must answer


Surat diamond bourse goes from triumph to tragedy


African countries urged to harmonize diamond laws


Swarovski releases sales data, in possible sign of IPO


Brilliant Earth’s sales hit record


Jennifer Fisher receives investment from Centric Brands


Tanishq opens store in Chicago area, its fourth in U.S.


Koura Fine Diamond Jewelry shares list at 36% premium over IPO


Macy’s to provide due diligence info to bidder after it increases offer


Claire’s shutting stores in Britain

– Claire’s installing displays in thousands of Walgreens


Top lots don’t sell at Sotheby’s “signed jewels” auction


Watch auction market suffers “severe downturn”


Millennials, Gen Zers “lining up for hours” at Brooklyn Charm


24 Karat Weekend spotlights celebrities, serious subjects


Steve Webb named exec VP of Gordon Company


WJA Foundation names scholarship after Hedda Schupak-Baum


Interview with Van Cleef CEO Nicolas Bos


Harry Winston’s “right-hand man” sues son over book


Europol busts group selling counterfeit watches in Antwerp’s diamond district


Homeland Security catches Indian gold jewelry fraudulently labeled as Korean products


Laxmi Diamond founder charged in land-grab scheme


India tribunal admits insolvency resolution against former Winsome head Jatin Metha


Mumbai court acquits diamond merchant Girish Kadel


Woman who had husband’s ashes made into jewelry finds they were not his remains


Covert forms of sexual harassment remain issue in Western Australia’s mining industry


Book fair selling first-edition Breakfast at Tiffany’s covered with 1,000 diamonds


Mukesh Ambani’s wife wears $65 million in jewelry to son’s pre-wedding


Losing $60,000 earrings caused Shaquille O’Neal to make lifestyle change


Saweetie claps back at Twitter troll over jewelry criticism


Book donated with jewelry inside ends in a mystery solved


Woman buried 1,600 years ago discovered with ornate jewelry


NASA calls celestial phenomenon “cosmic jewelry”


Media Watch

Financial Times on the emerald’s “exceptional allure”


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 117: Guest Jean-Claude Biver



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By: Rob Bates

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