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May 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 


This week: Gold hits new record. Freddie Mercury’s Tiffany mustache comb. Are the Arnaults a real-life Succession? All below.


InStore: Nearly 50% of jewelers reported sales gains in March

– Commerce Department: U.S. watch and jewelry sales show biggest decline since pandemic


Pandora’s U.S. sales fall 7%

– Pandora’s CEO talks to CNN (video)


Charles & Colvard’s sales drop 32%


GIA sees largest lab-grown diamond ever: 34.59 carats


The “dirt on greenwashing”

– Certain ESG claims may be less accurate than they appear


Spot gold prices hit record high


Rolex brings certified pre-owned program to United States

– Bucherer’s “first-mover advantage”

– “Why Rolex prices will keep falling”


Watchfinder takes aim at stolen watches


Will Chinese luxury watch buyers return?

– China continues to fuel spring luxury rebound


De Beers, Botswana curbing comments on contract

– Proposed “diamond debate” called off

Semafor looks at Botswana’s diamonds

– Lessons from the Lesidi la Rona “sabotage”


Why the World Bank is interested in the diamond business


Where are all the Russian diamonds?


Russian gold is in hands of “obscure firms”


IPIS report on Zimbabwe diamond industry


How is Diavik saying goodbye to Northwest Territories?


Arizona man arrested for diamond smuggling


India attaches assets of diamond trader in money laundering case


Famed jewelry designer Effy Hematian dies


Industry leader and recruiter Rick Borchert dies


Susan Jacques wins AGS’ Shipley Award


Michael Schechter joins BOSS Logics


Bremont hires watch industry vet Davide Cerrato as CEO


Virginia jeweler hit with “nanny-cam” lawsuit


Tiffany sues NYC jeweler, alleging counterfeit sales


Victoria Gomelsky reports from Tiffany shindig

– New flagship is “more than a jewelry store”

– LVMH chief Arnault ordered makeover after getting lost in the store


Tiffany grabbed the last 35 Argyle pinks

– Argyle Rose features one of mine’s last diamonds


Dua Lipa wearing lots of Tiffany


Freddie Mercury had a Tiffany mustache comb


How Bernard Arnault’s legacy battle resembles Succession


Saint Laurent introduces first jewelry collection


Report from 2023 Met Gala


Charles’ coronation will feature “serious bling”

– South Africans call for U.K. to return crown jewels

– A “visual history of the Koh I Noor”


Princess Diana 178-diamond necklace is up for sale


Princess Charlotte could inherit over $2.2 million in jewelry


Woman refuses to give stepson heirloom ring because he’s “mean and hostile”


Woman wears fake engagement ring because she’s sick of men pestering her


“Hilarious” toddler wants mom’s diamond ring (video)


Archaeologists find gemstones at ancient Roman bathhouse


Media Watch

The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The Australian (subscription) on lab-grown diamonds

Refinery29 runs book excerpt about “ugly history” of diamonds

BBC on “super-deep diamonds”


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 94: Tiffany’s Reopening, Watches and Wonders, Signet’s Investor Day


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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