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May 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: Why “retail therapy” works. G7 proposal may stop short of a Russian diamond ban. And check your vision by finding a diamond ring in a picture. All below.


Blackstone buys IGI lab for $569.65 million


Everledger to restructure following funder fallout


Will Forevermark last forever?

– De Beers curtailing diamond sales in weak market

– De Beers merges two sales after auctions disappoint


India’s diamond exports sluggish

– Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council chair on Indian industry (video)


G7 plans to track Russian diamonds, not ban them

– Official statement

– U.K. enacting Russian diamond ban

– BBC wonders: How effective?

– Surat nervous about sanctions

– Alrosa appoints new CEO

– Russian miner breaks silence


HB Antwerp wants more African diamond deals


Interesting times for lab-grown diamonds

– WD Lab Grown sued by the Plumb Club

– Adamas One faces delisting


Companies increasingly face greenwashing litigation

– U.K. regulator wants to ban most “carbon-neutral” claims

– Gucci no longer says it’s carbon-neutral

– Madagascar sapphire mine casts doubt on jewelry companies’ ethics (subscription)

– Report: Colombia gets little tax revenue from its emeralds (translation)


FTC Green Guides submissions from the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (finally posted) and Diamond Foundry


Can “recycled gold” ever be ethical?

– Christina T. Miller does a deep dive


Investors go “gaga for gold”

– Gold falls below $2,000

– Some see further losses


Why “retail therapy” is therapeutic


Paul Zimnisky: Self-purchase will boost U.S. diamond market


Why Richemont will always need retail partners

– Richemont says no to tie-ups with LVMH and Kering


LVMH’s “recession-proof” empire

LVMH zeroes in on China for Tiffany overhaul

– Vogue profiles Alexandre Arnault, Tiffany “mastermind”


Former Tiffany exec Andy Hart joins Mejuri


Stuller moves three vets into C-suite


Jewelers Vigilance Committee hires new VP


Feriel Zerouki becomes president of World Diamond Council


Pure Grown Diamonds expands team


Indian regulator demands payment from Mehul Choksi


Former billionaire Nirav Modi borrowing to pay $150,000 fine


Louis Nchindo’s “ghost” haunts Botswana’s negotiations (subscription)


Owner of closed Las Vegas jeweler had prior conviction


Court convicts five men for stealing jewelry from museum


Danielle Bernstein denies jewelry copying claims


Quality Gold vice president Tony Marciano dies


Harry Levy, respected industry leader, dies

– World Diamond Museum pays tribute


Jewelers of America reveals 20 under 40 “rising stars”

Professional Jeweller’s U.K. Power List


Ultra-rare Bulgari Laguna Blu diamond sells for $25 million


Art deco pendant by Cartier “soars past estimate” at Hindman sale


Christie’s selling 127 ct. D flawless “Light of Peace”


Holocaust survivors urge Tel Aviv mayor to pull out of Christie’s events


Are Swiss banks still hoarding Nazi gold?


Cartier criticized for using photos of Amazon tribe


Meghan Markle spotted in $200,000 of Princess Diana’s jewelry


Why African diamonds in King Charles’ crown are unlikely to be returned


Blackpink’s Lisa wears Bulgari emeralds


Kim Kardashian pays visit to Tiffany (video)


Will this be the “year of the sneaker” at JCK?


San Francisco jewelry stores turn to check cashing


Ring returned to owner 13 years after being flushed down toilet


Teacher surprised by boy’s gift of diamond earrings


Never-before-seen diamonds found in Canyon Diablo meteorite from outer space


You have 20/20 vision if you can spot the diamond ring in this picture


Media Watch

CBS News on lab-grown versus natural diamonds (video)

South China Morning Post on lab-grown diamonds

Financial Times on cartoon watches, gem setter Pierre Salanitro, watch brand FP Journe, Roger Smith’s $1 million pocket watch, and what defines a women’s watch


From the Blog

Will Forevermark Last Forever?


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 95: Guest Lawrence Hess


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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