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Nov. 24 Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup


A happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

This week: Some gold sold online doesn’t have much gold in it. Can we trust diamond certs? Rubies linked to the world’s earliest life. All below.


Jewelers kick off Black Friday weekend sales with high hopes.


Many retail employees still working on Thanksgiving.

– Target to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving for good.


What 2021 holiday shoppers want, according to Pinterest.


Seventy percent of jewelers reported sales gains in October.

– U.S. watch and jewelry sales steady in September.


U.S. gold jewelry market to hit 12-year high.

– “Gold” jewelry sold online just 0.6% pure.


California mall smash-and-grabs “spiking,” JSA says.

– Gangs storm Bay Area jewelry stores.


WatchBox CEO on its new $165 million in funding.


Authentic Brands Group opts not to have IPO.


Russian jeweler Sokolov plans U.S. IPO as revenues double.


Frédéric de Narp’s new company investing in historic French jewelers.


Former JCK associate publisher Donna Borrelli dies.

– Other obits: InStore, Centurion, National Jeweler.


Longtime Denver jeweler launches virtual engagement ring startup.


BaubleBar nixes own stores for retail licensing, partnerships.


China’s lab-grown diamond industry growing by leaps and bounds.

– How lab-growns have become a problem for fancy colored diamonds.


Diamond grading reports: Can we trust them?


India factory closures weigh on De Beers’ diamond revenues.


Bucherer continues conversion of Tourneau’s American network.


Autumn watch auctions give “false impression of healthy Swiss watch industry.”


Movado’s U.S. sales up 24%.


Watch brand HYT rises from the dead.


A jeweler tries to make gold as “clean as can be.”


Afghan gems have a future, longtime dealer says.


A step-by-step guide to reducing your jewelry business’s environmental impact.


Portugal may leave U.N. mission over diamond smuggling case.


Russia, Belgium sign deal on digital export certs.


Antwerp polished trade on track.


Sarine wins lawsuit against Indian manufacturer.


Arctic Canadian Diamond Co. names new CEO.


Neiman Marcus announces new executive appointments.


Francesca Amfitheatrof is the world’s “most in-demand jeweler” (subscription required).


Pink sapphires “getting a lot of attention.”


How a jewelry historian “follows the clues.”


Tiffany & Co. unveils most expensive diamond in its history.

– Tiffany opens a seventh location in Paris.


De Beers selling diamonds with a story.


Saks Fifth Avenue offers to sell diamond-encrusted statue to high-end clients.


Duchess of Windsor’s diamond, ruby bracelet to fetch up to $2.15 million at auction.


The “king of the Korean rap grills.”


A prince “who is fascinated by gems.”


Company makes jewelry from crashed cars.


Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life.


Author Adriana Trigiani pens ode to jewelry and family jewelers.


Lord Snowdon wrote the foreword to this book on British jewelry designers.


PriceScope is excited about my new book (oh, by the way, my second book comes out in February).


From the Blog

WatchBox CEO Justin Reis on Its New $165 Million in Funding


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 57: Guest: Scott Lachut



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By: Rob Bates

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