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March 4 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Dubai gets close to financial watchdog gray list. Leviev family sues “Tinder Swindler.” Does the Diamond District need more women? All below.


Russia, Russia, Russia

– Should the industry still sell Russian goods?

– Industry watches and waits

– Ukraine crisis “leaves industry vulnerable”

– Will it pull the industry apart?

– Alrosa curbs involvement in two industry groups

– Transaction freeze by Indian banks may hit rough diamond imports

– Production stops in Surat

– GJEPC: Indian industry is “not impacted”

– Surat traders fear job losses

– Alrosa profit soars as focus turns to sanctions

– Wealthy Russians snapping up jewelry

– Jewelers of America says: Don’t buy

– Jewelry retailer calls for boycott

– Jewelers unite to help Ukraine

– Among big donors to Ukraine: Anglo American, LVMH, Kering


De Beers CEO sees strong demand continuing

– Sentiment softens despite price increase

– Has the predicted supply squeeze arrived?


Doug Hucker steps down as AGTA CEO after 24 years


Gold price soars over $1,940


Cartier sues Tiffany in trade secret case


Indiana jewelry store owner pleads guilty to theft


Sarine claims “cottage industry” in India copies its tech


Complaints grow in Korea about online fakes


United Arab Emirates seems headed for global watchdog’s gray list over dirty money


Angola on track to become second largest diamond producer


Zimbabwe’s diamonds bring wealth for a few, despair for many


The Leviev family sues “Tinder Swindler”


Can Rolex distinguish between new customers and “flippers”?


Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier outperform other assets at auction


Jeweler wants to recruit women to New York City’s Diamond District


Jeweller covers lab-grown diamond “misconceptions”

Refinery29 on lab-grown diamonds


Early subscription box pioneers “move beyond the model”


Roberto Martinez, jewelry company founder, dies


Twenty-four hours with jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb


2022 SAG Awards: Our favorite jewelry

Town and Country picks best jewelry from SAG Awards


Lawsuit accuses Kristin Cavallari of “ripping off famed jeweler”


Michael Caine’s Rolex sells for $133,000


Scientists discover easier way to make “flexible diamonds”


New Jersey couple finds pearl in clam soup


Crater of Diamonds celebrates 50 years as Arkansas park


Thanks for the review, Buried Under Books!


From JCK Pro (Subscription)

10 Reasons 2021 Was a Fantastic Year for Jewelry


From the Blog

Should The Industry Still Sell Russian Goods?


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 64: Guest Holly Wesche


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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