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March 8 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Insurance company worries about lab-grown prices. A diamond family feud. And the most common jewelry accidents. All below.


G7 Russian diamond sanctions are a surprising hodgepodge

– Rapaport finds U.S. rules “problematic”

– Diamond companies face “minefield”


U.S. government says Zimbabwe president involved in diamond, gold smuggling

– Mnangagwa says there’s no proof


Is the lab-grown diamond pivot finally here?

– Insurer issues warning as lab-grown prices plummet

– Are De Beers’ lab-grown prices too high? (video)

– CNN: UAE company grows diamonds in the desert


Pandora CEO says millennials’ reason for buying lab-growns isn’t that they’re “sustainable”

New York Times interviews founder of Diamonds for Peace


IGI finds new way to distinguish fancy colored synthetics from natural


Gold price hits record high


Centric Brands announces venture with Jennifer Fisher


The “big four” private watch brands had a big 2023

– Is time up for the luxury watch boom?

– Breitling has escaped the affordable luxury morass


Tiffany ramps up production with new French factory


John Kennedy retiring as head of Jewelers’ Security Alliance


RJC elects Richline chief exec Meleski as chairman


Industry vet Steve Webb named exec VP of Gordon Company


Ewan Mason becomes CEO of Star Diamond


Petra CFO leaves for “personal reasons”


Remembering fashion icon Iris Apfel


Arnie Auerbach, diamond buyer for Winston and Stuller, dies


Jewelry salesman Eddie Grove dies


Four brothers from Indian diamond family prevail in court against fifth brother


Fossil Group recalls bracelet due to high cadmium


Fraunhofer US researchers develop way to use diamonds for faster electric vehicle charging


University of Waterloo create health-monitoring ring


The “jaw-dropping” popularity of tooth jewelry


American Museum of Natural History holding hip-hop jewelry exhibition


Marlene Dietrich’s jewelry legacy still glitters


Avi & Co. founder buys former Playboy Club


Isha Ambani’s blouse made from her jadau jewelry


Chaumet creates medals for Olympic Games


Blackpink’s Lisa wears Bulgari


Kim Kardashian uses a hair dryer before putting on jewelry


Jay-Z’s $161,000 Patek Philippe is studded with nearly 60 diamonds


Jewelry accidents “just waiting to happen


Woman complains mother-in-law gave her a “fake” diamond


From the Blog

Is the Lab-Grown Diamond Pivot Finally Here?


From the Podcast     

 The Jewelry District, Episode 116: Tucson, Russian Diamond Sanctions, an Instagram Suspension



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By: Rob Bates

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