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Nov. 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Diamond company takes public slap at Rare Carat. New study on the eco-impact of lab-grown diamonds versus natural. And Da Baby loses a $20,000 ring during a performance. All below.


Evan Yurman promoted to president of David Yurman.


Swarovski board no longer just all in the family.


Rio Tinto now sole owner of Diavik diamond mine.


Signet completes purchase of Diamonds Direct.


In first public quarter, Brilliant Earth says sales rose 33%.


Rue Gilt Groupe says it’s filing for IPO.


Report: Richemont looking to offload Net-a-Porter.


Diamond company says it’s removing listings from Rare Carat.


E-commerce seems to be reverting to pre-COVID levels.

– Macy’s hires the firm behind Saks’ e-commerce spin-off.


New paper compares energy in lab-grown diamonds to mined.

Research paper.


Why jewelry’s diversity problem is so hard to fix (subscription required).


Report: Portuguese military trafficking in blood diamonds.


Should Zimbabwe be made Kimberley Process chair?

– Kimberley Process Plenary ends with no movement on conflict definition.

– Statements from World Diamond Council and Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition.


Dubai says gold-trading allegations are “lies.”

– UAE audits won’t ease gold smuggling.

– Gold found under seat on flight to Dubai.


Pandora Papers reveal United Arab Emirates’ role in secret money flows.

– UAE is go-to offshore haven for Africa’s political elite.


New FinCEN notice targets profits from “illegal mining.”


Information embedded in the land is embedded into the Okavango blue diamond.

– Diamond in Las Vegas gives peek at never-before-seen mineral.


Diamond scammer charged by police after $1 million Sierra Leone scam.


Moyo Gems expanding into Kenya.


What happens to luxury if Chinese customers cut back?


Jeweler celebrates a symphony’s diamond jubilee with custom baton.


Georg Leifhert rejoins Signet sourcing division.


Jewelers Mutual gets new chief information officer.


GIA adds two new members to board of governors.


Bride-to-be’s last-minute jewelry request sparks controversy.


Talk about vintage! Find uncovers world’s oldest jewelry


After huge diamond earrings valuation, Antiques Roadshow guest said, “Good gracious!”


DaBaby loses $20,000 diamond ring during performance.


Why author Melanie Grant is a force of nature.


From the Blog

Should Zimbabwe Be Made Kimberley Process Chair?


From the Podcast  
The Jewelry District, Episode 56: Sustainability and Holiday Marketing



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