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Nov. 11 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 


This week: Roblox becomes a hot brand platform. Is Rolex entering the multiverse? And a woman has issues removing her rings after 15 years. All below.


Jewelry company financial results vary from hot to not

– U.S. industry closure rate increases

– U.S. gold jewelry demand down 6% in third quarter


Blue Nile now selling lab-grown diamond engagement rings


Colored diamonds have a gray week at auction


Diamond fetches $2.5 million in online sale, new record


Instagram’s last-minute checklist to get your store holiday ready


More brands going on Roblox


Is Rolex entering the metaverse?


Watch world boosts its sourcing transparency


Diamond negotiations “distraction” to Botswana government


Kimberley Process divided over Russia

– Botswana to host secretariat

– John Jeffay: “Time for a change”


Famed jeweler Sidney Mobell dies

– Official obituary


Traveling salesperson Robert Lindahl dies


Tiffany executive dies in fall from cruise ship


Lesotho diamond magnate enters politics


Impact Transform looks at the role of women in gold smuggling


World Gold Council urges miners to plan for further climate change risks



Petra Diamonds suspends operations at Tanzania mine


Nirav Modi loses extradition appeal


Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass leaves discounter


Sears Holdings is out of bankruptcy, with only handful of stores


“Positive mood” at GemGenève Fair


Pomellato acquires minority stake in Italian goldsmith


The winners of the 2022 CPAA design competition


A “caviar conversation” with Steven Lagos


“Jacob the Jeweler” plans world’s tallest residential building


J.Lo pays tribute to Ben Affleck with necklace


Tiffany Trump gets $1.2 million diamond ring


Super Bowl champion goes bankrupt after spending fortune on jewelry


Woman has issues removing rings from her finger after 15 years


Man knocks himself out after stealing from Louis Vuitton store


Man finds missing 4 carat diamond ring believed stolen


Teen returns $20,000 in jewelry found in donated jacket


Minnesota couple finds 1.9 carat diamond during Crater of Diamonds visit


Media Watch

The New York Times says a “two-stone” bauble has become the “it” engagement ring

The New York Times reviews diamond doc “Nothing Lasts Forever”

Interview with film’s director

FT interviews jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge


From the Blog

Kimberley Process Divided Over Russia


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 82: Guest Paul Schneider

My fourth appearance on Paul Zimnisky’s podcast


Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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