Nov. 2 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Does Neiman Marcus have a debt problem? A nice end to the diamonds-found-in-a-board-game story. And the diamond-encrusted cannabis vape. All below.


Richline to sell lab-grown brand at J.C. Penney, Macy’s.


New York State alleges military jeweler overcharged troops.


Sears recognizes rights of consignment vendors.


How Instagram enables jewelry copyright infringement.

– LVMH sues online counterfeiters.


How politics may affect holiday shopping.


Retailers that can’t afford a bad holiday.


Neiman Marcus reportedly in talks to restructure debt.


Tiffany enters new credit agreement.


Blue Nile opens new customer service center.


Walmart revamps stores, and e-commerce, for the holidays.


Charles & Colvard reports better sales—and a profit.


Diamond associations ponder joining forces—and their future.


Eurostar sues ABN Amro Bank (translation).


Indian diamond industry could shed 10,000 jobs.

– “Just rumors,” association says.


India to certify diamonds as free of terrorist financing, money laundering.


Report: Diamond mogul’s new car gift came with a catch.


Enforcement Directorate attaches properties belonging to Winsome Diamonds.


Israel blog suggests country should invest in man-made diamonds.

– DPA: India won’t be a big market for lab-grown diamonds.


Alrosa joins up with De Beers blockchain platform.


Diamond Empowerment Fund announces proposal contest.


Conflict-free gold exported from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

– Human Rights Watch approves.


Baselworld gets local hotels to drop rates.


David Yurman will relocate New York City flagship to 57th Street.


Birks Group will open Graff boutique in Canada.


Varda Shine joins board of Petra Diamonds.


Folli Follie appoints new chair, deputy CEO.


Signet Jewelers appoints data expert to board.


Woman sentenced for selling fake Pandora jewelry.


Four charged in jewelry heists totaling $10 million.


Alan Revere to receive award from American Jewelry Design Council.


Rogers & Hollands to remain closed on Thanksgiving.


Meghan Markle wears earrings gifted to her by jeweler.


Couple who found diamonds in a board game return them to original owner.


The diamond-encrusted cannabis vape.


Media Watch

Treehugger doesn’t like expensive engagement rings.

Houstonia profiles cutter/e-tailer Brian Gavin.


From the Blog  

Diamond Associations Ponder Joining Forces—And Their Future


Have a great weekend!



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