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March 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Fitch changes Signet outlook to “positive.” A scandal over fake Fabergé eggs. And a groom drops a wedding ring in a river. All below.


Longtime publisher Mark Smelzer leaves JCK.


Report: Richemont rebuffed offer to merge with Kering.


Tiffany vs. Costco case rages on.


Signet outlook “revised to positive.”


Seven keys to retail success in the post-COVID-19 world.

– Can department stores revive post-pandemic?

– Retailers, landlords differ on definition of “sale.”


24 Karat Club going downtown next year.


GIA backlog worries manufacturers.


GCAL introduces 8X, billed as “ultimate cut grade.”


De Beers shares research on perceptions of natural, lab-grown diamonds.


Edahn Golan looks at lab-grown diamond prices.

– Everledger looks at whether they’re a “threat to the supply chain.”


Golan on the price of engagement rings.

The Knot finds ring spending drops slightly.


Paul Zimnisky: How the pandemic has accelerated Chinese diamond demand.

– Asian shoppers buying gold “on the cheap” (video).


How Argyle changed the diamond industry.


41.5 ct. diamond to lead sale at Sotheby’s.


Elsa Peretti’s profound design legacy.

– Inside her deal with Tiffany.

– Peretti’s best designs.


Tiffany taps architect Peter Marino for flagship.


Tiffany exec joins lab-grown company Aether.


Thierry Chaunu joins board of Clikia Corp.


Jonathan Kendall becomes CIBJO executive vice president.


Minnesota jeweler Ronald Halverson dies.


InColor, ICA magazine, gets new publisher.


U.S. Treasury sanctions more mining-related entitles in Myanmar.


Illegal gold rush in Amazon threatens Indigenous people.


How the World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties will change.


Petra Diamonds faces fresh allegations of human rights abuses.


Zimbabwe diamond company on the verge of collapse.

– Diamonds real reason for local evictions.


Vice profiles bank whistleblowers sentenced to death in Dan Gertler case.


Robert Wagner’s child under investigation for jewel theft.


Fauxbergé scandal at the Hermitage.


The six BIPOC designers chosen for Natural Diamond Council’s new designers’ initiative.


Kris Jenner discusses why Khloé is wearing a diamond ring on that finger. I don’t know what this about, and don’t care to.


Groom drops wedding ring in river.


Media Watch

The New York Times says “the brooch is back.”


From the Blog

How Argyle Changed the Diamond Industry


From the Podcast

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


Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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