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March 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week in Diamond Shavings: Will we see a surge in spending? The Tiffany–Costco clash goes on. And Kim Kardashian gets a “birthstone grill.” All below.


Signet comps rise, but will good times last?

– Earning call transcript.

– Nate Light, revered executive who built Sterling, dies.


Americans have $1.7 billion to spend in “revenge spending” binge.

– Harsh weather hurts February retail sales.


Retailers now opening more stores than they’re closing.


Wisconsin jewelers see a rise in engagements.


Silver sales strong, especially with young consumers.


Some analysts believe that the gold rush is over.


JSA issues warning about watch robberies.


AGTA to hold two trade fairs this year.

– Without February show, dealers hold virtual events.


Gem industry isn’t upset about Myanmar sanctions (for now).


A sometime industry critic is returning to the State Department.


Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition hosts webinar (video).


The Africa Report takes on Beny Steinmetz.


Angola seeks to boost diamond industry, talks with major players.

– India’s KGK supports shake-up of mining sector.


De Beers hasn’t restored South African land, author claims.


Isabel dos Santos forced to pay $600 million in damages by Paris court.


Collusion could be hurting Zimbabwe diamond auctions.


Jeweler’s son arrested as part of robbery case.


Amazon employee testifies about “grueling” conditions.


Tiffany & Co. says Costco wants to relitigate case.


Famed Tiffany & Co. designer Elsa Peretti dies.

The Adventurine salutes her style


Ruthie Tivol, force behind famous jeweler, dies.


Former government minister to advise Ekati owner.


Nordstrom debuts livestream shopping channel.


Inside Mikimoto’s new New York City flagship.

– New strategy: “pearls for all.”


Grammy Awards 2021: our six favorite jewelry looks.


Marvel sucks Audemars Piguet into its cinematic universe.


Kim Kardashian shows off opal and diamond “birthstone grill.”


From the Blog

A Sometime Industry Critic Is Returning to the State Department


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 40: Gendered Watches And Lab-Grown Sustainability


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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