May 4 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  



This week: 12 retailers at risk for bankruptcy. Nirav Modi’s inventory not worth all that much. And how a local jeweler is thriving using radio.


Macy’s acquires Story, the experience-oriented retailer.

My thoughts.


James Avery, founder of artisan jewelry chain, dies.

– His life and legacy.

– What his brand meant to Texas girls.


Signet CEO lukewarm about lab-grown diamonds.

– Rolls-Royce uses lab-grown diamonds on new car.

– Largest created pink debuts at Borsheims.

– SkyNews story on lab-grown.

Crain’s New York story on diamond grower.


Signet announces new non-prime credit agreement.


Seized Nirav Modi inventory not as valuable as originally believed.


Indian trade eases banks’ concerns.

– Standard Chartered seems to regret getting into diamonds.


Indian jewelry brand looks to IPO.


PC Jeweller’s value falls after share gift to family.

– PC Jeweller denies CEO arrest.


Former Ohio jeweler accused of stealing consignment items.


Customers complain Colorado jeweler owes them thousands.


Diamond District “godfather” gets life in prison.


Former Alex and Ani CEO now subject to civil arrest.


David Nygaard misses Democratic primary ballot.


Chelsea Clinton calls for ivory ban at Tiffany panel.


United Arab Emirates scraps tax on diamonds.


Jaeger-LeCoultre appoints Catherine Rénier new CEO.


Uneek Jewelry appoints George Curth regional VP of sales.


Alan Cohen to head London Diamond Bourse.


Kohl’s gets new chief merchandising officer.


Joseph Samuel dies at 92.


Tiffany tries to paint Manhattan robin’s egg-blue.


Local jeweler does well using radio.


Twelve retailers at risk for bankruptcy.


Granddaughter of Holocaust survivors makes jewelry featuring Nazi tattoo numbers.


Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten gets diamond-studded football as retirement gift.


Scientists can now bend diamonds.


Media Watch

GQ interview with Jacob the Jeweler.

The New York Times “Mother of the Bride” looks at engagement rings.

New York Post’s Alexa Jewelry on celebrity diamonds, jewelry travel destinations, female designers, more.


From the Blog  

Will Macy’s Acquisition of Story Have a Happy Ending?

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