Nov. 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Why more brands are going into ear piercing. Shark Tank victors launch jewelry pop-up. And former Chicago Bears quarterback is now a jewelry designer. All below.

 

It’s happened: 1k gold appears following FTC ruling.

 

LVMH ups bid for Tiffany, report says.

– Bloomberg: LVMH has the upper hand.

– Tiffany hires former Barneys CEO as new chief brand officer.

– Chief merchandising officer Pamela Cloud departs.

 

The RealReal internal report shows the depth of its counterfeiting program.

– Company (again) counters critics.

– Stock crashes.

 

Direct to consumer jewelry brands move into ear piercing.

– Digiday looks at D2C engagement ring brands.

 

Studs, new “ear piercing experience,” receives $3 million in funding.

 

Lab-grown company Kimaï secures €1.1 million.

– Forbes on lab-diamond company claims.

– Bloomberg columnist on the lab-grown threat.

 

Shark Tank victors launch pop-up jewelry store in New Jersey.

 

The Yurmans tell their story at New York City Jewelry Week.

 

Profile of Zvi Yehuda, the industry’s “idea man.”

 

Five things you should know about Stuller.

 

Three “beloved” jewelers opt for retirement.

 

Michael Pollack steps down as CEO of Hyde Park Jewelers.

 

Shinola names Shannon Washburn its new CEO.

 

Scott Sedlacek joins Goldiam USA.

 

Ya’akov Almor joins Women’s Jewellery Network.

 

The Kimberley Process fails to reach consensus.

– Civil society coalition: It’s time to look elsewhere.

 

DEA alleges Ohio jeweler helped launder money.

 

Michigan jeweler, auctioneer charged with wire fraud.

 

Court gives go-ahead to revive Sterling discrimination class action.

– Bloomberg explains the issues.

 

Will Macy’s close more stores?

– Macy’s suffers another data breach.

 

McKinsey launches “store of the future” (video).

 

Rio Tinto exercises diamond mine options early.

– Argyle diamond tender delivers “exceptional results.”

 

Report: 40% of Surat diamond units don’t open after Diwali vacation.

 

Canadian diamond sector battles “crisis fatigue.”

 

Alrosa’s “diamond within a diamond” is not for sale.

 

Kim Kardashian says she’s not wearing stolen diamond. The record has been set straight!

 

Drake has Hearts On Fire hood ornament on his Rolls-Royce.

 

Jewelry Instagram influencers talk its “like” count removal

 

Jay Cutler is working as a jewelry designer.

 

Third-generation jeweler raises 29 kids on Texas farm.

 

Media Watch

Massachusetts investment adviser suggests now’s the time to buy diamonds.

Texas Monthly profiles Houston celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang.

 

From the Blog

From the Beats to Bergdorfs: The Yurmans Tell Their Story at NYCJW 2019

 

JCK Podcasts

Episode 6, Guest: Bill Furman

 

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