Nov. 3 Diamond Shavings, Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: How Amazon, eBay encouraged counterfeits. How the Russians targeted Ivanka Trump jewelry fans. A New York jeweler is the victim of anti-Semitism. All below.


Washington Companies completes acquisition of Dominion Diamond.


Interview with new CEO of Gemfields.

– Gemstone company buys Coscuez emerald mine.


Brilliant Earth settles suit with internet critic.


James Allen hasn’t changed its sales tax policies.


Former Signet chief operating officer joins Stuller.


Charles & Colvard reports third quarter financial results.

– Company hires two new sales executives.


Racked looks at indie jewelers in Los Angeles.


Nirav Modi to open Hawaii, Las Vegas boutiques.


National Retail Federation predicts holiday spending uptick.


Moody’s sees crisis of confidence for retailers.


Sears to close another 63 stores.


Charming Charlie trying to secure loan.


Nordstrom opens five new Rack stores.


What it’s like to visit Amazon Books.


How Amazon and eBay helped Chinese counterfeits.


Sallie Morton dies.


De Beers to shut Victor mine.

– De Beers to close four Namibia mines.


Russia sells special-sized diamonds worth $9 million.


Discovery halt urged in diamond embezzlement lawsuit.


New York jewelry store targeted by anti-Semitic hate crimes.


Russians targeted Facebook ads at people interested in Ivanka Trump jewelry.


Hodinkee takes a deep dive into the Paul Newman Daytona watch.


Pink Promise $42 million diamond goes up for auction.


Cartier launches home collection.

Town & Country calls Tiffany’s new home line absurd.


Pandora called “a perfect play.”


Persona releases Beatles-themed charm collection.


Meghan McCain shows off engagement ring.


Jeweler hosts speed dating event.


Sperm donor jewelry.


Media Watch

Financial Times on lab-grown diamonds. The Diamond Producers Association responds.

Business Insider on mining in Namibia.

Wall Street Journal interviews De Beers chief financial officer.

San Francisco TV station takes aim at traveling gold show.

San Diego jeweler accused of not returning heirlooms.


From the Blog

James Allen Hasn’t Changed Sales Tax Policies

What It’s Like to Shop Amazon Books


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