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.
– 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.
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
Have a great weekend!
– Email: rbates – at – jckonline.com.
– Twitter: @robbatesjck .
– Connect on LinkedIn.
(Image: Getty Images)