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Nov. 10 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Was October good or bad for jewelers? The certified pre-owned watch price war. And creating the world’s largest lab-grown ring. All below.


Edge Retail: Independent jewelry sales do well in October

– Tenoris sees continued negative trend


Noted Pa. jeweler David Craig to shut its doors


No one “wants to buy luxury goods online anymore


Brilliant Earth sales increase 2.5%

– Earnings call transcript


Watches of Switzerland’s jewelry sales sink

– Shares rise as retailer reiterates plan to double profits

– Helped by secondhand market


LVMH’s growth slows


Pandora’s U.S. sales bounce back

– Earnings call transcript


Charles & Colvard sales decrease 33%

– Earnings call transcript


De Beers diamond sales slump—again

– Is Anglo committed to diamonds?

– Diamond biz needs to “wake up”

– Indian companies prepare for long shutdown (video)


Botswana still moving ahead with HB Antwerp deal

– President Masisi’s address (video)


India diamond industry plans to cut bank financing


Seven changes predicted for the lab-grown diamond market

– Is the lab-grown market “a bubble”?


India still warming up to lab-grown diamonds

– Chow Tai Fook says Chinese consumers prefer natural diamonds


Diamond Foundry’s planned power station upsets Spanish locals

– Local group requests investigation


Diamond Foundry creates first diamond wafer and diamond-based electric car inverter

– Why diamonds could be key to faster microchips (subscription)

WSJ podcast transcript

– “Coolest, fastest CPUs yet”


Another pivot! Adamas One starts tech division


Hamas war hits Israel’s diamond industry


EU moving ahead with Russian diamond ban

– Could Russian ban create “parallel diamond trade”?

– Will diamond sanctions work?


Kimberley Process Civil Society opening statement

– WDC wants to further Kimberley Process (speech)

– Martin Rapaport begins three-day fast to protest WDC


Journal of Italian writer’s trip to Sierra Leone with Rapaport

– Video shows effect of Peace Diamond on Koyardo village


Petra tries to come clean about “tarnished past” in Tanzania


Watch sustainability comes into focus

– Interview with Breitling sustainability director


Price war breaks out among Rolex certified pre-owned dealers


Boucheron acquires high jewelry workshop


Swiss watch magnate Jörg Bucherer dies


Rio Tinto appoints new COO for Diavik diamond mine


David Weisz appoints new territory managers


Bleu Royal fetches $44 million at Christie’s


94 ct. paraiba tourmaline withdrawn from Sotheby’s auction

– Colored diamonds “get some love”


Sotheby’s to auction Mary Tyler Moore’s jewelry


Hindman offers jewels from Brummer family


Kendra Scott enters beauty market


Amazon offers FTC defense at company-wide meeting


Settlement in Canadian diamond class action to be distributed


Cyprus court rejects extradition of Israeli mining mogul Steinmetz, frees him


Sale of equipment and assets from Alex and Ani’s fulfillment center


Angry customers say New York consignment store stole their heirlooms


Seattle jewelry store suffers seventh break-in


Australian jeweler forced to pay record damages in sexual harassment case


Namdia appeals for approval of diamond bill


Lucapa finds Angola’s mine second-largest diamond


Meet the maker of the world’s largest lab-grown diamond ring


Are uncut diamonds worth the gamble?


Kim Kardashian covers herself in crystals for Swarvoski


CBS Sunday Morning goes to Rolliefest


Man becomes TikTok star with “Watch Spotting” videos


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 108: Istanbul, WD Bankruptcy, Sustainable Watches, and the 1916 Company


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By: Rob Bates

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