May 3 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Our second podcast episode has posted! JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and I talk Signet, watch trade-ins, a weird story, and gemstones with special guest Joe Menzie. Check it out!

This week in Diamond Shavings: How Generation Z may save the mall. Floyd Mayweather gets into altercation with jeweler. And the world’s first jewelry scam. All below.


James Allen to offer laboratory-created diamonds.


Miners hit back on lab-grown’s eco-friendly claims.

– Washington power company exploring how to meet needs of Diamond Foundry.


Edahn Golan: Inventories up, demand down, lab-grown prices fall.

– Surat worries about falling rough production.

– “The party’s nearly over” for the Argyle mine.


New record-breaking diamond discovered: 1,758 carats.

– Lucara bases growth on technology.


Gender disparity, harassment still issues in jewelry industry.

– Michelle Graff gets personal with Signet story.

– My thoughts on Signet: From golden boy to whipping boy.

– Cartier looks to fund female-run businesses.


Signet nominates second Leonard Green partner to board.


Official dates for JCK Las Vegas 2020 announced.


GIA wants to know its customers better.


How Tiffany “monopolized” a shade of blue.


Ya’akov Almor: It’s not all bad news for retail jewelers.


Jewelry Warehouse closes last two stores.


How Generation Z might save the American mall.


Is Instagram the new mall?


Singapore company claims to sell rings at “true cost.”


The story of Pavoi, fast-fashion jewelry startup launched by two childhood friends.


BriteCo wants to streamline jewelry appraisals and insurance.


Yahoo is excited about Amazon’s Mother Day diamond sale.


Etsy shipping promo touches raw nerve for sellers.


Massachusetts woman get her money back from Diamonds International.


Drew Brees’ investment diamond lawsuit moves forward in San Diego.


Choski blames PNB Bank for Gitanjali failure.


Feature-length documentary about Sierra Leone diamonds wins award.


The deadly toll of illegal gold mining in South Africa.


Millions spent on lobbyist for Pebble Mine.


Global Witness ties British Conservative Party CEO to Beny Steinmetz case.


California “safe jewelry” bill clears key committee.


Robbery crew charged in heists of salespeople.


New book written on British jewelry heist.


Wearing “ugly smart necklace” helped writer deal with traumatic memory.


Rutgers student creates smart jewelry to deal with sexual violence.

– Tampa student makes jewelry to detect date rape drugs.


Idaho judge forces woman to wear charm bracelet on probation.


Jho Low’s mother to return $7 million in diamonds to the U.S.


Fake amber may be the first example of jewelry fraud.


Rappers called out for wearing fake jewelry and watches.


Three-year-old Chinese boy swallows mother’s diamond ring.


Hidden message behind Sansa Stark’s necklace on Game of Thrones.


Floyd Mayweather gets into altercation with jewelry store owner.


Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas dripping in diamonds at Billboard Music Awards.


Washington, D.C., duo turns Trader Joe’s trash into cool jewelry.


New soda-tab jewelry could be all over Instagram.


92Y Jewelry Center chooses new artist in residence.


Media Watch

The New York Times questions a ring concierge.

Times writer remembers her father, the jeweler.

Esquire writer excited about men’s jewelry collection.

Robb Report talks to Jade Lustig, the “jewelry fixer.”


From the Blog  

Signet Goes From Golden Boy to Whipping Boy


JCK Podcasts

Second episode: Joe Menzie


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