Nov. 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: De Beers lowers diamond prices. Rosy Blue gets new financing. And Michelle Obama gets a new engagement ring. All below.



Lisa Bridge appointed Ben Bridge CEO as father retires.


Pandora realizes it can’t go it alone.


Greek jeweler Folli Follie files for bankruptcy protection.


De Beers lowers prices in lowest-end goods.

– Cheaper goods are now “unloved.”

– Signet, Tiffany shares fall.


Israeli police allege that Leviev destroyed evidence.

– Call his company “criminal.”

– Claim workers smuggled gems in condoms.


Rosy Blue taps asset securitization market to refinance inventory.


Winston Pink Legacy sets new record.


Sale of Marie Antoinette’s jewelry blows away estimates.


The world’s second-largest rough diamond will yield 67 gems.


Camila Mendes, other celebrities, opting for lab-grown diamonds.


Jewelry sales score in tough quarter for J.C. Penney.

– Penney stock hits new lows.


Macy’s heads into holidays “like a boss.”

– Macy’s want to shrink itself.


Creditors want to liquidate Sears.

– Sears closing another 40 stores.


Founder of Kessler Jewelers leaves company.


Mayors has “two-phase reinvention.”


Woman claims she was ripped off with 5 ct. yellow diamond.


E-commerce stores to open 850 physical stores in next five years.


Retail Dive looks at private equity and retail.


Helzberg offers free Nintendo Switch with jewelry purchase.


Crown & Caliber and Troverie announce watch trade-in program.


New York City Jewelry Week 2018

– Influencers share tips and insights.

– The Met’s must-see exhibit.

– Tour of Verdura and Belperron salon.

– Jennifer Heebner: Why it’s meaningful.


Stornoway Diamond appoints Patrick Godin as CEO.


Art Jewelry Forum appoints Yvonne Montoya as executive director.


Brazil dissolves illegal gold mines.


Exploring for gems in Israel.


Diamond-encrusted heels on sale in Shanghai.


People are gold-plating their vape pens.


Did Michelle Obama get an engagement ring upgrade?


Tekashi 6ix9ine went diamond shopping before video shoot.


Startup wants to replace serial numbers with diamond dust.


Media Watch

Ring Concierge founder gives diamond-buying tips.

Tatler talks to De Beers about detecting fakes.


From the Blog  

Has Pandora Realized It Can’t Go It Alone?


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