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May 24 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


See you next week in Vegas! I’ll be hosting a seminar titled “Security 101: Rising Risks and Preventive Measures” on Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m., in Room 101 of the Venetian. Hope to see you there.

This week: Who would be the best buyer for De Beers? Stormy skies at Hodinkee. And not everyone likes the new James Allen ads. All below.


Signet, De Beers collaborate on new “beacon”


De Beers “eager” to break from Anglo

– Avi Krawitz looks at the state of play

– Good piece in The Times on De Beers’ options

The Economist weighs in too (subscription)

– De Beers hopes for long-term recovery

– Industry needs “a fundamental shift in perspective”

– Indian companies wait and watch


Anglo American rejects third BHP bid

– Anglo, BHP begin talks

– BHP has a week to convince Anglo plan can work

– BHP shareholders see deal ahead

– Anglo’s shareholders aren’t sold


A look at Botswana beyond diamonds


Antwerp calls for changes in G7 sanctions

– U.K. offers updated sanctions guidance

– Indian traders seek new hubs to access Russian goods


Surat’s lab-grown crisis “deepens”

– New lab-grown association formed


IGI to issue grading reports for moissanite


Rolex certified pre-owned program is “off course”


How Watches of Switzerland plans to boost Roberto Coin in the U.S.


Hodinkee deals with downturn, mismanagement (subscription)


Diamond Foundry withdraws S&P Global rating

– Diamond Foundry not too happy about Signet/De Beers hookup

– Says Vrai raised prices 20%


Some have negative reaction to new James Allen campaign


After 172 years, Shreve & Co. is leaving San Francisco


Strong jewelry sales help Macy’s


Michael Hill faces turbulence


Fred names Bulgari veteran as new CEO


Tabayer appoints Maxim de Turckheim CEO


Nissim Zuaretz elected president of Israel Diamond Exchange


American Society of Appraisers to get new CEO 


Gem-A CEO Alan Hart resigns


Bruce Nordstrom, one of retailer’s leaders, dies


World’s largest red diamond sets records in Phillips auction


Flawless pink diamond could fetch $12 million at Christie’s


The most expensive jewelry worn by Blackpink


Five trends to watch at JCK Las Vegas

– All the cool new things at the show


Media Watch

ABC Australia on lab-grown


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 122: Watches of Switzerland’s Roberto Coin Acquisition, JCK Show Highlights



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By: Rob Bates

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