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March 29 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: How high will gold go? Is there a slowdown at Tiffany? And Drake gets diamond tooth removed, after people mistook it for food. All below.


Forevermark becoming India-focused jewelry brand


Belgium arrests diamond traders for importing Russian rough

– Antwerp beefs up Diamond Office to stem delays

– African leaders slam G7 proposal

– Botswana columnist calls it “white supremacy”

– Indian dealers want to keep rules “realistic”

– Sanctions see traders flee for Dubai


Russian state buying Alrosa gems in anti-sanctions move

– Ministry confirms purchase


Edahn Golan discusses falling lab-grown prices

– Indian lab manufacturers keep growing more


Indian jewelry startup raises $16.5 million


Report: Tiffany sees a “disappointing downturn” (subscription)


Online now accounts for nearly a quarter of Signet’s sales


Kendra Scott exploring funding options, report says

– Company introduces lab-grown line


Charles & Colvard attempting reverse stock split


Bharat bourse gets ready for major expansion

– Surat diamond bourse forms committee to address challenges


Online tenders become issue for Surat industry (video)


Experts offer predictions on gold price

– Climbs toward new all-time high


Movado’s full-year sales drop 11%


The 1916 Company reshuffles execs 


Borsheims promotes Lehrke to VP


Art Jewelry Forum seeks new executive director


Plumb Club Symposium tackles AI, leadership, sustainability


Angela Conti of Conti Jewelers dies


Bechdel Jewelers’ David Ettinger passes away at 69


Toronto jewelry retailer charged with fraud


Pennsylvania store owner sentenced for shooting at thief in mall’s parking lot


Jeweler allowed to sue PNC Bank and its employees (subscription)


Value of missing, stolen watches reaches $1.6 billion (subscription)


Pakistan looks to develop gem and jewelry sector


The Bahamas wants to turn into a “diamond depository”


Okavango becomes first non-mining member of Natural Diamond Council


MJSA accepting applications for jewelry-making scholarships


New company Diamfab increases hope for diamond semiconductors


“Incredible stories” behind iconic Cartier watches


GIA publishes book about Hollywood jeweler William Ruser


How Madeleine Albright used pins as “diplomatic arsenal”


Emily Ratajkowski has introduced new jewelry category: divorce rings

– Divorce rings “having a moment”

– What other divorcées are doing with their rings


A night out with Bulgari features K-pop stars and diamonds


Travis Kelce’s comments about diamonds have Taylor Swift fans “freaking out”


DiCaprio’s girlfriend flashes huge diamond on little finger


Drake got diamond removed from his tooth after people mistook it for food


In one part of Florida at least, men are apparently buying diamonds for themselves


LaGuardia TSA officers return ring after connecting investigative dots


Meteor fragments made into jewelry


Media Watch

National Geographic asks, “Are synthetic diamonds really better for the planet?” (subscription)
Hmm. Is killing the economies of entire countries and throwing millions of poor people out of work “better for the planet”? Tough question. I’ll really have to think about that one.

Financial Times on jewelry self-purchases

WABC in New York spotlights women in the Diamond District


From the Podcast   
The Jewelry District, Episode 118: 24 Karat Weekend, Diamond Sanctions, John Kennedy



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By: Rob Bates

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