March 30 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Will consumers want Russian diamonds? Smartwatch data may impact a murder trial. Why Trump’s obsessed with Amazon. All below.


A. Jaffe, Firestar Diamond sales approved.

– Bank in Modi case objects to sale.

– Firestar Group VP arrested.

– Interpol asked to locate Modi.

– Another bank claims Gitanjali fraud.


“Mixed reactions” to the much smaller Baselworld.

– Albert Robinson: A sign of changing times.

– Jewelers say they’re ignored.

– Leading trends.

– A lot of smartwatches.


Leading retailers nervous about coming China trade war.


GGP, second largest mall owner, purchased.


Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange thumbs its nose at predictions of demise.


How Amazon looks at its jewelry sellers.

– Amazon veteran joins 21C Jewelry Solutions.

– Why Trump is obsessed with Amazon.

WWD: Would Amazon buy Macy’s?


Marketing company crowd-funding ads for jewelers.


Innovative ways retailers are using stores to draw business.


Jared announces luxury watch trade-in program.


Target looks to bid on Toys R Us stores.


Alrosa wants to promote diamonds’ Russian origin.


Disagreement over the value of Arron Banks’ diamond mines.


Argyle diamond mine is running out of diamonds.


The RealReal hires chief operating, revenue officers.


Designer and antiques dealer Garry Rumbaugh dies.


Florida jewelry store owner charged with grand theft, fraud.


Veteran watch journalist Roberta Naas joins TrueFacet.


Gem Gossip blog turns 10.


Sotheby’s auctioning Fred Leighton’s jewelry collection.


8 ct. pink leads Christie’s sale.


Profile of forensic jeweler.

– Smartwatch data may be evidence in murder trial.


Hallmark Cards in battle over rings.


Paris Hilton lost her $2 million engagement ring.


Taylor Swift wears Tiffany necklace in music video.


Wife finds out engagement ring is fake.


Someone left a diamond ring, diamond-encrusted grills in an Uber.


Media Watch

Big Think on how diamonds form.

Canadian newspaper on man-gagement rings.

The New York Times interviews Graff Diamonds’ watch CEO.

Profile of industry pioneer Jennifer Fisher.

CBS This Morning profiles Kendra Scott.

Glamour writer says diamond ring “is pushing her back in the closet.”


From the Blog  

How Amazon Looks at Its Jewelry Sellers


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