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May 13 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Which watch brand is the best investment? Gold prices are heading down, but diamond prices are going up. Are watch brands and recycled gold users really greenwashing? All below.


Jewelry sales stay strong in April, Mastercard says


Brilliant Earth issues “outstanding” first-quarter results but drops guidance

– Earnings call transcript

– Shares drop 23% on sales guidance

– Company opens its 18th showroom


Report: Mejuri plans to open 17 stores this year


Avi Krawitz: Russia issues a “wake-up call”

– Pranay Narvekar: No “easy answers” for the diamond business

– “Panic” grips diamond trade


Diamond prices are “spiking”

– Diamond industry at “strange and extraordinary crossroad”


Engagement ring e-tailer appears on Shark Tank


Diamond Foundry producing diamonds in “plain box of a building”


The Rock, record-size diamond, fetches almost $22 million

– Auction sets new record for vintage Royal Oak watch


Inside Apple’s failed attempt to become Rolex


Rolex trails Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet for five-year return on investment


Kohl’s board survives activist challenge


Gold prices in a “danger zone”


Is recycled gold green or “gold-washing”?

– Is the watch industry greenwashing?


Photographer Hugh Brown sounds off on responsible sourcing in Jeweller


New project aims to restore damaged mining land


Frederick Goldman names Mark Stowe VP of sales


J.C. Penney appoints chief marketing officer


Lisa Bridge elected American Gem Society president


Diamond Club West Coast elects new board


Interview with C.D. Peacock’s Steven Holtzman


Pandora plans $100 million jewelry factory in Vietnam


Sale of Gem Diamonds mine falls through again


Kenya government officials caught in fake gold racket


Fake jewelry–for–gas-money scam reported in Kentucky


Indiana customs agents seize $10 million in counterfeit Rolex watches


Kay Jewelers gives away wedding ring to the wrong person


Three jewelry buying groups form new alliance


AGA brings back its live Las Vegas conference


Bonhams sale to feature items from Bette Midler and others


Lanore Fadow remembers her mom through her jewelry box


Lake Tahoe, Nev., divers find diamond ring under water


From the Blog

Inside Apple’s Failed Attempt To Become Rolex


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 69: Watches and Wonders, AGS Conclave, Russian Diamonds


Have a great weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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