Nov. 17 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Don’t pay attention to holiday forecasts. Why the Raj Pink failed. And breakfast at Tiffany (the experience) looks like a hit. All below.


Synthetic diamond bears fake inscription matching natural report.

– Lab-grown diamonds become a bandwagon.


Average engagement ring price rises to $6,351.


Diamond Producers Association releases new generic ads.


Changes at Baselworld: Fewer exhibitors, less space and time.


Pam Danziger disdains holiday sales forecasts.


Twelve retailers that could go bankrupt.


Pop-up shops may be this season’s hottest trend.

– Jewelry brand AUrate launches three pop-ups.

– RE:FINE comes back.


Malls no longer calling themselves that.
Breakfast at Tiffany already booked up.

– Good for millennials looking for “Instagrammable” experiences.


The story behind David Yurman’s holiday windows.


163 ct. D flawless fetches “disappointing” $34 million.

– Stone attracts hunger strike.

– One pink diamond soars, another sinks.

– Raj Pink “had no history.”


24 Karat Club dinner moves to Hilton.


Interview with JVC President and CEO Tiffany Stevens.


De Beers broker Mark Boston dies.

– Hedda Schupak remembers.


Will Canadian diamond discoveries close supply gap?


Sierra Leone yields another massive diamond.


Surat becomes shell firm capital.


Indian jewelers haven’t smiled since cash ban.


Sotheby’s Diamonds debuts in London.


Richemont appoints Jérôme Lambert COO.


Three join GIA board.


Profile of a guy who “babysits” jewelry stores.


Literary jewelry made from old books.


Marilyn Monroe’s diamonds go up for auction.


Media Watch

New York Times/Victoria Gomelsky: Watch business “billion dollar babies

New York Times profiles Graff

Splinter News says ban engagement rings

Business Insider profiles high-end pawnshop

Eco Warrior Princess looks at conflict-free jewelry

National Geographic on the Pebble Mine

The Sociable looks at hearts and arrows diamonds

Jewish Press mediates a diamond dispute


From the Blog

Interview with JVC President and CEO Tiffany Stevens

Lab-Grown Diamonds Become a Bandwagon


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