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May 20 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Surat feels the bite of Russian sanctions. Justin Bieber gets custom drills. And does it really “rain diamonds” on certain planets? All below.


Jewelry industry stocks sink along with overall market

– Brilliant Earth delivers good quarter, but lowered guidance spooks market


Five predictions for jewelry retail for the second half of 2022

– The number of U.S. jewelry businesses declines


Ukraine wants Russian diamonds labeled “conflict”

– Diamond trade “suffering” with sanctions

– Sanctions making “life miserable” for Surat polishers

– Surat workweek cut to four days

– 250,000 diamond cutters sent on leave

– Jewelry prices “set to soar”

– Will Ukraine invasion boost case for lab-growns?

– Botswana worries it might

– De Beers also gaining market share

– Demand for traceability spikes

– Alrosa starts selling to local market

– Richemont has lost more than £140 million since pulling out of Russia

– Will museum violate sanctions by returning Fabergé egg?

The Wall Street Journal on Russian sanctions


Richemont’s jewelry sales in the Americas nearly double


Kohl’s executives are leaving as it seeks buyer

– Sign of things to come?


Belk CEO leaves after a year


J.C. Penney appoints new chief marketing officer


Tiffany’s responsible sourcing director moves to Mejuri


Gina Bogda joins Metal Marketplace International


C.D. Peacock appoints chief development officer


Jewelry brand Melorra raises in $16 million in funding round


Israeli diamond industry poised to grow in 2022


India’s Gem and Jewellery Council sees big potential in lab-grown diamonds


Indian authorities reach out to Hong Kong in over-invoicing case


Customs seizes 460 counterfeit Rolexes


For Zimbabwe villagers, diamonds aren’t a friend


Post-reform, can Angolan diamonds sparkle again?


Arctic Canadian gets approval for Ekati extension


EU considers blacklisting the United Arab Emirates after “Dubai uncovered” leaks


Cryptocurrency: Africa’s new blood diamonds?


Engineer starts business that recycles unwanted silver


Machine Gun Kelly set to auction diamonds for charity


Justin Bieber shows off custom grills on Instagram


Lady Di’s tiara stars in Sotheby’s exhibition


The first-ever popcorn-cut diamond engagement ring is available


Snopes investigates whether it really rain diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter


The world’s most expensive mural contains $1 million in diamonds


From the Blog

Ukraine Wants Russian Diamonds Labeled “Conflict”


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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