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Nov. 18 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Amazon becomes all advertising. A possible break in the Brinks heist? Plus, do Ron DeSantis and Dr. Anthony Fauci own a diamond mine together? All below.


Industry closures jump, continuing yearlong trend

– Mastercard: Jewelry sales fall in October


Rolex gets new chairman


Paul Zimnisky looks at diamond demand toward the end of the year


The “evolution of De Beers’ strategy”


A lab-grown diamond shakeout may be coming


Diamond Foundry buys German wafer producer


Ada Diamonds closes funding round


Marketing luxury goods as green isn’t “black or white”


New NDC portal tests the diamond testers


GIA finds moissianite masquerading as diamonds—twice


GIA looks at methods to determine geographic origin of diamonds


OCCRP looks at diamond mining in Sierra Leone


State Department statement on Kimberley Process


Lucara announces 10-year extension of sales agreement


Surat waives electricity duty for the lab-grown diamond industry


Indian tax department raids retailer Kapoor Watch


“Suspicious” men at jewelry show could be key clue in Brinks heist


Security guard killed In Illinois jewelry robbery


“Confusion” swirls around Australian jewelry associations


GIA, AGS add new board members


“The fall and rise of watch fairs”


Richemont warns of “volatile times ahead”


Cartier doesn’t want to sound “too optimistic” for holiday


This holiday season could be the last for Sears


Why eBay opened a store in the Diamond District


“Everything on Amazon has become an ad”


The “timeless joy of Switzerland’s watch valley”


The UAE jewelry brand champions the “art of rebellion”


Tiffany’s net-zero aims grow bolder


Texas couple gets engaged after finding missing ring during tornado cleanup


Jewelry store “claps back” at deceptive one-star review


Politifact says DeSantis, Fauci don’t own diamond mine together


A look at the scandalous affair behind the Cartier Panther


From the Blog

A Lab-Grown Diamond Shakeout May Be Coming


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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