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Nov. 23 Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup 


Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

This week: Is luxury headed for a boom or bust? Why jewelry counterfeiting is getting worse. And did The Crown get royal jewelry wrong? All below.


Jewelry sales fell in October, surveys say

– Overall retail sales rose 6% during the month


High-end jewelers focus on growth

– Luxury retailers are powering through


Fifty percent of luxury brands might disappear by 2030


Regional jewelers move into brand names


Blue Nile China to shut down


Custom jewelry company Wove raises $3.85 million


JK Findings acquires Intercept Silver & Jewelry Care


Watchfinder to launch third-party marketplace


Jewelers explore benefits of digital art


The lab-grown diamond brand that sold for 100% off Rap


Diamond Foundry gets 120 million euros to build Spanish factory


Jatin Mehta and family cornered by U.K. court


Jewelry counterfeit problem keeps getting worse


Provenance Proof launches online marketplace for traceable gems


HB Antwerp using blockchain to track every diamond


Antwerp and Dubai: a “tale of two diamond hubs”


De Beers’ “new generation” diamond mine

– How De Beers plans to cut its carbon footprint


Do “ocean diamonds” have eco-benefits?


The “lasting legacy” of the Argyle pink diamond


Chow Tai Fook announces chief people officer


Burgundy Diamond Mines chief exits


Star Diamond CEO steps down


Hodinkee to win Gem Award for watch excellence


More museums carrying jewelry


Prada uses recycled gold in jewelry debut


De Beers installs U.S. pop-up


David Yurman opens Palm Beach, Fla., outpost


Movado bets on digital engagement for holiday campaign


Bloomingdale’s marks its 150th birthday with diamonds


Jewelry brand believes their gems are healing


Sarine investors didn’t make out so hot


Amazon reduces space for fulfillment for Amazon

– Amazon locking out laid-off workers


Some jewelry designers keep their day jobs


Workers in Surat’s diamond industry may tip balance in elections


Andy Warhol returns to help Tiffany & Co.


Designing the jewelry for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Jeweler doesn’t like the jewelry in The Crown


Michael Strahan says his one piece of jewelry with the most diamonds is “priceless”


Oprah digs this jewelry-focused Advent calendar


Post Malone shows off $500,000 ring


Camilla channels Queen Elizabeth with tiara


Thieves steal $225,000 in jewelry via a garbage can


Man returns $40,000 ring found on a Florida beach


Jewelry recovered from “Ship of Gold” heads to auction


Archaeologists unearth trove of Viking age jewelry in Sweden


Media Watch

The New York Times on Pandora’s new diamond brand

Treehugger on “ethical jewelry”


From the Blog

The Lab-Grown Diamonds Sold At 100% Off Rap


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 83: Jacob & Co.’s Godfather Watch, Luxury Brands Gain Clout, Translating Gen Z


Have a great holiday weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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