Nov. 22 Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup

Wishing all my readers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

This week:  Are Walmart and Lord & Taylor an odd couple? How a smartwatch can measure happiness. And a football player moves into jewelry-selling. All below.

 

Signet’s comps fall, posts loss.

– Stock sinks.

– Market cap drops by $1.4 billion.

– Earnings call transcript.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany looks like a hit.

– See Tiffany’s holiday windows.

 

69 percent of Americans to shop Thanksgiving weekend.

– Three Black Friday trends to watch.

 

Bon-Ton to shut 40 stores.

– J. Crew to close 50.

 

Macy’s plan to survive the retail apocalypse.

 

Does Walmart’s linkup with Lord & Taylor make sense?

 

5 awesome jewelry moments at the 2017 AMAs.

 

Kendra Scott expands to London.

 

Swiss watch exports see 9.3 percent jump.

 

Swatch CEO optimistic about business.

 

Omega starts to sell online.

 

Is the Apple Watch a threat to watchmakers?

 

Midwest jewelers hit by string of smash-and-grabs.

 

Providence jeweler arrested in drug probe.

 

Man found guilty of ordering diamond dealer’s murder.

 

Florida inmate sentenced for conning jewelers, luxury retailers.

 

A smartwatch can predict your happiness levels.

 

Thomas Perazzi joins Phillips watch department.

 

Moral Jewelers founder Dick Morel dies at 83.

 

Chinese lab finds hard-to-detect synthetic diamond.

 

De Beers orders $142 million Namibian mining ship.

 

“Doom and gloom” in Botswana mining industry.

 

The story of the Peace Diamond.

 

Did the diamond business help bring down Mugabe?

– Grace Mugabe’s addiction to luxury helped bring downfall.

 

Concerns about Uganda blood gold.”

 

Children’s jewelry recalled in Minnesota.

 

Former football pro now sells jewelry.

 

Norman Rockwell’s Watchmaker painting sells for $7 million.

 

The story behind the fish-pearl.

 

The German town “encrusted with diamonds.

 

Media Watch

Business Insider on how to distinguish a counterfeit Rolex

Elephant conservationist really into jewelry

The New York Times on Atelier Swarovski’s embrace of man-made diamonds, the jewelry-making city of Lucca, and Lalaounis’ “jewelry with a soul

Brides has five facts about diamonds

 

From the Blog   

The Story Behind the Fish-Pearl

 

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

 

 

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