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March 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Breitling can call its watches “red gold.” Diamond is about to be “dethroned” as hardest mineral. And Emily Ratajkowski pioneers the divorce ring. All below.


Signet thinks 2024 will be down year for jewelry sales

– Says consumers catching on to falling lab-grown prices

– Stock falls to lowest point in two years

– Earnings call transcript


Lab-grown makers pivot toward fashion


Greenwashing class actions on the rise, says JVC


De Beers plans job cuts, new business strategy


G7’s Russian diamond plan is losing support—even in G7


Gold price briefly tops $2,200 an ounce


U.S. retail sales to rise at slower pace in 2024


Macy’s allowing potential buyers to examine its books

– Is private ownership for retailers coming back in vogue?


CaratLane to debut in the United States this year


Why luxury watch brands don’t get along with e-commerce partners


Breitling can call its watches “red gold,” appeals court says


Star Diamond, Rio Tinto reach resolution in diamond mine dispute


Jewelry factory supervisor stole and sold metals, says DOJ


Mumbai trader flees with diamonds


South Carolina jeweler faces retrial on death of his wife


Inside the “fake robbery” at Sydney jewelry store (subscription)


Two shoppers sued Hermès after they couldn’t buy Birkin bags


Bulgari CEO talks brand elevation


Ring Concierge CEO discusses how to scale a jewelry business


Fossil CEO out as company announces strategic review


David Yurman appoints new chief financial, people officers


Jade Trau names two new senior hires


Bernadette Mack named managing director of Mercury Free Mining


Bianca Chiappelloni joining Manfredi Jewelers


Borsheims promotes Megan Mattice


Stephen Webster wants more young people to become jewelers


Emily Ratajkowski turns engagement diamonds into “divorce rings”


A watch from Elvis Presley heads to auction


Beyonce wore nearly 300 carats of diamonds at Oscar party


Rare 17 ct. diamond ring to be auctioned off for up to $1 million


Diamond is about to be “dethroned” as hardest mineral


Brooch that British woman bought for £20 sells for nearly £10,000


From the Blog

G7’s Russian Diamond Plan Is Losing Support—Even in G7


From the Podcast     

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


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By: Rob Bates

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