Nov. 20 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Scientists can create lab-grown diamonds much, much faster. It’s tougher to mine gold. And jewelry made from teeth. All below.

Stay safe, everyone! Socially distance and wear a mask! This feature will run early next week because of the holiday.


Shoppers seeking thoughtful gifts during pandemic.

– Bain: COVID-19 pushes luxury to sharpest fall ever.

– What’s the future of physical retail?


Engagement rings driving jewelry demand.


Tucson gem shows canceled, World of Wonders goes virtual.

– AGTA hopes its 2021 Tucson GemFair will go on.


How Tiffany and LVMH kissed and made up.


Simon Property renegotiates its deal with Taubman.


Fortunoff closing jewelry store, going online-only again.


Macy’s operating loss approaches $5 billion for year.


New York City Jewelry Week goes virtual.


Scientists can now create diamonds in a lab in minutes.


Why you’ll be seeing the De Beers name more often.

– De Beers restructures, brands to spotlight social purpose.


Edahn Golan: Expect higher diamond prices this season.


Paul Zimnisky: Pandemic could be industry catharsis.


Battle continues over Dominion’s share of Diavik diamonds.


De Beers sales rise 12% as demand recovers.

– De Beers’ Namibia venture gets a tax break.


PR professionals on how to handle social justice issues.


Diamond mining research from Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition.


New York Times: Do you know where your watch’s gold comes from?


Gold market authority threatens the blacklist UAE, other centers.


Why it’s getting harder to mine gold.


Customs seizes “unmanifested” jewelry at Detroit border.


98-year-old Borsheims saleswoman retires.


Frederick Goldman hires general manager for independents.


Industry leader Richard “Dick” Kern dies.


Penny Preville president Jay Siskin dies.


Cortina Holdings plans to buy rival Sincere Watch.


Another Indian ad draws fire from Hindu activists.


Grit Daily: Engagement ring advertising only features white women.


Serena Williams introduces jewelry line inspired by her daughter.


Pennsylvania jewelry store planting jewelry boxes to ease “pain of pandemic.”


Diamonds and gold adorn world’s most expensive COVID-19 mask.


Jewelry made from teeth.


How Peggy Jo Donahue is managing.


Media Watch

– The New York Times on why jewelry’s coveted, rising gold prices, on whether the cufflink is dead, and the closure of the Argyle mine (the last one by JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky).

WWD on lab-grown diamonds.

– NBC San Diego warns jewelry may not be worth as much as you think.


From the Blog

How Tiffany and LVMH Kissed and Made Up

From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 31: Blue Nile x Lightbox, the Argyle Mine, and NYC Jewelry Week

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