May 17 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: You can now tour diamond mines. People hate the new Sears logo. And how an amateur sleuth found a lost ring. All below.


What the Federal Trade Commission’s eight warning letters said.

– New lab-grown diamond association debuts.

– Are lab-grown diamonds coming to bourses?


The next lab-grown battle may be over patents.


Diamond industry legend Leo Schachter dies.


Jewelry likely to be hit with tariffs in Trump trade war.

– Pam Danziger: Tariffs pose danger to retail

– Banks worry about closures.

– China “in no hurry” to resume negotiations.


U.S. retail sales drop in April.


S&P: 17 percent of retailers are distressed.


Mother’s Day jewelry sales “a mixed bag.”


Seven out of 10 jewelers will do house calls.


Sad: 187-year-old Cornwell Jewelers to close.


Pandora could cut more jobs, says CFO.


Wearables market likely to grow 15 percent.


LVMH teams with Rihanna for new luxury line.


Storied necklace makes “bold return” at Sotheby’s.

– Patek Philippe prototype sells for eight times its low estimate.


Petra sells 424.89 ct. gem for less than $15 million.


When in Africa, visit a diamond mine.


De Beers plans new ship to mine for gems.


Diamond Foundry gets approval for power needs.

– Voice of America looks at lab-grown eco-issues.


India’s Central Bureau of Investigation wants to speed up Interpol requests.


Indiana jeweler charged with three felonies.


Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Co. bosses fired.


Sacramento jeweler Ed Grebitus Jr. dies.


“King of the blues” Sam Abram dies.


Chris Croteau joins Vibhor.


Uneek Jewelry hires new brand ambassador.


The RealReal adds business big-leaguers to its board.


Mayors Jewelers tries to connect with younger buyers.


Walmart gives employees gold stars and “attitude cards.”


Macy’s to stick office tower on top of flagship.


Sears’ new logo panned by consumers.


Brides magazine ditching print, going digital only.


Native group reaches deal with Pebble Mine.


Former Death Row inmate makes jewelry for other exonerees.


Wonder Woman painting with 33 ct. of diamonds auctioned.


Lily Collins needed tight security for her Met Gala necklace.


Kim Kardashian poses topless, flashing diamond ring.

– Kanye West bought Kardashian three engagement rings.


Did Sister Wives star close down her jewelry business?


Jerusalem sanitation workers find rings accidentally tossed in trash.


Amateur sleuth finds, returns lost ring.


Scientists solve the mystery of ancient yellow glass.


Media Watch

New York Times Style Magazine charts the creation of a Cartier necklace.

The New York Times/Victoria Gomelsky looks at unusual gems.

New York Post: “Social media superstars” give jewelry-buying advice.

Profile of Everledger CEO.

Business Insider talks with Rebecca Foerster of Alrosa.

WhoWhatWear is excited about morganite.


From the Blog  

The Next Lab-Grown Diamond Battle May Be Over Patents

What the Federal Trade Commission’s 8 Warning Letters Said



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Past episodes


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