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May 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Ear piercing becomes a big retail trend. Watch shortages start to strain watch companies. And Neil Lane designs a ketubah. All below.


Steven Kaiser, watch industry “connector,” dies


Rocksbox founder, CEO Meaghan Rose steps down

– Retailers fear “subscription apocalypse”


Russian sanctions open door for Canadian diamonds

– DW: Bostwana may benefit too (video)

– Botswana’s wants more “mine-to-finger

– U.S. retailers seek firm guarantees

– Dutch newspaper on Antwerp diamonds

– Paul Zimnisky on how Russian sanctions are affecting diamond prices


Deciphering De Beers’ blockchain platform


Just what is recycled gold, anyway?

National Jeweler webinar on responsible gold  (video)


Demand for lab-grown diamonds “will grow”


Ear piercing the “next fun retail trend”


Tackling the “bench jeweler shortage”


“Tough times” for watchmakers who can’t keep up with demand

– Watch shortages extend beyond the big brands


Luxury YouTubers rewriting watch-selling rules


Pros and cons of four jewelry-selling platforms


The number of jewelry businesses declines


Blue Nile “expanding physical presence”


Gina Drosos appears on Cheddar News (video)

– Jim Cramer calls Signet “a buy”


David Yurman opening first store in Paris


Long Jewelers to open new location


McKinsey: How U.S. consumers are feeling


U.S. luxury retailers hope affluent consumers will help them avoid inflation pain


Despite inflation, department stores are still doing well


Macy’s notes shift to occasion-based spending


More than 70 Sears stores closing


Kohl’s braces for bidders to slash takeover offers


Neiman Marcus may be shifting to return work

– Company “decentralizes”


Amazon stops hiding its private label brands


Watch brands show how “circularity and sustainability can coexist”

– The “trust relationships” behind ethical supply


Dodgy diamond dealer gets past Zimbabwe authorities


Barbara Wheat becomes executive director of Ethical Metalsmiths


Shy Creation appoints Kari Allen exec VP


William Frost joins Julius Klein Diamonds as sales executive


Brinker’s Jewelers appoints Ben Stahl as new COO


Insider speaks with Borsheims CEO (subscription required)


92NY selects artist in residence


TAG Heuer taking crypto


Gucci opens Roblox residency, Gucci Town


Sotheby’s auctioning two 100 ct.-plus diamonds


Ann Getty’s jewels go up for auction


Anne Hathaway joins Bulgari as global ambassador


Which jewels will the queen wear during her Platinum Jubilee?

– Why Queen Elizabeth loved pearls


Which movie inspired this Chopard masterpiece?


The Chicago-area jeweler who makes the Chicago Sky’s championship rings (video)


Nicky Oppenheimer now richer than Johann Rupert


The only Tiffany-designed mansion can be yours


Neil Lane designs luxury ketubahs


Theo Fennell has written a memoir


Treasure hunter finds “Frankenstone”


Media Watch

Bustle: Shell jewelry is “making a comeback”

The New York Times on gold’s allure (by Amy Elliott), a new spin on tennis bracelets, designer Jacqueline Rabun (by Victoria Gomelsky), and the gemstone larimar


From the Blog

Just What Is Recycled Gold, Anyway? 


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 70: Guest Sarin Bachmann On JCK Las Vegas



Have a great weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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