Nov. 27 Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup

This week: Why Black Friday is bad for business. A woman “sells” her Amazon reviews. And more people give used items for holiday gifts. All below.

 

LVMH to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion.

– LVMH outlines its post-sale plans.

– How the deal came together.

– Bernard Arnault likely to be hands-on.

– Puts pressure on Richemont.

– Get set for a lot more M&As (subscription required).

– Does going public work for jewelry companies?

 

Head of Kering watches and jewelry leaves company.

 

Luxury fashion brands try to beat high-end jewelers at their own game.

 

Jewelry a top performer at J.C. Penney, Macy’s.

 

NPD finds more affordable watches for sale.

 

More than half of shoppers have already started shopping.

– Five trends that will shape Black Friday.

– This year might be “more chaotic” than last year.

– Why Black Friday is bad for business.

 

Big retailers are passing off tariff costs to smaller merchants.

 

Malls are targeting the affluent.

 

Emerging fashion brands depend on Barneys. Now what?

 

Used clothing becomes an “acceptable holiday gift.”

 

The lab-grown diamond companies that rule Google paid search.

 

Dubai calls for “new narrative” on diamonds.

 

Rapaport on the diamond industry’s “complicated relationship” with fluorescence.

 

Surat’s diamond business hit by turmoil in Hong Kong.

 

New lab-grown diamond startup, Mine, launches in Chicago.

 

How Studs wants to “change the ear-piercing game.”

 

Sissy’s Log Cabin opens fifth store.

 

McTeigue & McClelland is closing its store.

 

San Diego jeweler Leo Hamel pleads guilty in gun sale case.

 

More lawsuits filed against Seng Jewelers.

 

A woman who “sells” her Amazon reviews.

 

Ruthless quotas at Amazon warehouses “maiming” employees.

 

The weird route your Amazon package takes before it gets to you.

 

Private equity firm makes alternate bid for HBC.

 

Nordstrom revamps merchandising team.

 

Accredited Gemologists Association to honor Robert Weldon.

 

Jewelers Mutual appoints new VP, loss prevention.

 

How jihadists struck gold in Africa.

 

Leaders discuss sustainability at Bloomberg conference.

 

Thieves steal jewelry from German museum.

– Museum finds it has no insurance.

– The most notorious modern-day jewel thefts.

 

Mining Review’s “top diamond finds of 2019.”

 

Excerpt from new book on the Cartiers.

 

Woman slammed for complaining about ring size, told her finger is the problem.

 

Woman asks The Telegraph: Can I ask for a bigger engagement ring now that my husband is richer?

 

Marie Kondo water infused with the “power of gemstones

 

From the Blog

Does Going Public Work for Jewelry Companies?

 

JCK Podcasts

Episode 6, Guest: Bill Furman

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

 

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