March 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This month marks the 11th (!) anniversary of this blog, as well as my 20th (!!) year at JCK. Thanks to all for reading and commenting.

This week: Bon-Ton faces the abyss. Has the Peace Diamond fulfilled its promise? Woman throws $100,000 in jewelry in the trash.

 

Signet’s comps fall again, will close 200 stores.

– Stock falls 20 percent.

– Earnings call transcript.

 

Tiffany sees U.S. sales rise in latest quarter.

– Misses analyst estimates.

 

Etsy saw $1 billion in sales in last quarter.

 

Toys R Us plans to liquidate US stores.

 

Bon-Ton faces two choices: Acquisition or death.

 

Diamond District lawsuit erupts over discarded 10 ct. gem.

 

New blockchain-based diamond exchange debuts.

 

Fifth largest rough diamond ever found earns $40 million at tender.

 

Sierra Leone village still waiting for benefits of “Peace Diamond.”

 

Alrosa’s profits fall 28 percent.

 

Cartier watches debut on Mr. Porter.

– The story of Cartier.

 

Whistleblower alleges Walmart inflated digital sales.

 

Internet sales tax added to budget bill.

 

Customs seizes package with 269 pieces of counterfeit jewelry.

 

Interpol warrant sought against Modi, Choksi.

– Modi’s Singapore store still open.

– Bloomberg profiles Modi.

 

Winsome Diamonds former exec arrested.

 

The Daily News is obsessed with Reuven Kaufman’s donations to de Blasio.

 

Tiffany Kay, daughter of Scott, makes her own move.

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Blue Nile appoints new chief financial officer.

 

Pandora hires new senior VP of e-commerce.

 

Pam Lipsky joins Luca + Danni as sales manager.

 

Freida Rothman hires e-commerce director, marketing manager.

 

Lafayette, La., jeweler Eva Fontenot dies.

 

New Hampton, Iowa, jeweler Bob Manges dies.

 

Waterville, Maine, jeweler Robert Corey dies.

 

Jennifer Fisher debuts collection to benefit Everytown for Gun Safety.

 

Meghan Markle’s new bracelet reportedly celebrates secret baptism.

 

Hillary Clinton’s favorite bracelet designed by former Israeli lieutenant.

 

Lorraine Schwartz feted at “epic” L.A. dance party.

 

Diamond engagement piercings trending on Instagram.

– Are they dangerous?

 

Town & Country holds jewelry awards.

 

New book traces history of Verdura brooch.

 

Woman mistakenly throws $100,000 in jewelry in the trash.

 

From the Blog  

Tiffany Kay, Daughter of Scott, Makes Her Own Move

 

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