Nov. 30 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Which retailers won Black Friday. Did the fashion business elect Trump? And influencers pay $200 for $20 shoes. All below.

 

Tiffany’s U.S. sales rise, but Chinese tourism hurts.

– Analysts see Tiffany turnaround accelerating.

– Are U.S.-China tensions driving away tourists?

– Earnings call transcript.

The New York Times looks at Tiffany’s holiday windows.

Town & Country looks at new Blue Book.

 

Interview with Lisa and Ed Bridge, the future and current heads of Ben Bridge.

 

Inside Lightbox Jewelry’s first-ever pop-up.

– What consumers wanted to know.

– Paul Zimnisky: “The year of the lab-created diamond”; accompanying podcast.

 

Renaissance Jewellery acquires Enchanted Disney jewelry company.

 

Edahn Golan: Jewelry retail prices remain high.

– Stars prefer “affordable jewels” on the red carpet.

 

Strong sales results from Black Friday, Cyber Monday.

– It’s become a “five-day bonanza.”

– “It’s not time to celebrate—yet.”

– Black Friday’s winners and losers.

– Wave of closures to hit malls.

 

NPD bullish on holiday watch business.

 

How Movado hopes to capture millennials.

 

The millennial market that many jewelers are missing.

 

Kohl’s plan to fight—and play nice with—Amazon.

 

Sears faces “total liquidation.”

– Bloomberg: How Lampert hopes to save it.

 

Neiman Marcus, lenders end debt negotiations.

 

Bob Phibbs: Why retailers don’t need activist investors.

 

Signet must face investor fraud lawsuit.

 

Harris Jewelry fires back at New York Attorney General’s complaint.

 

Starboard doesn’t get attorney fees in cruise ship diamond case.

 

The melee business faces a crisis.

 

Indian banks squeeze credit to jewelry companies.

– Indian companies face a perfect storm.

 

Israeli police may try to extradite Lev Leviev.

– Magnate could be arrested in Israel.

– Israeli industry mystified by allegations.

 

India to chair Kimberley Process next year.

 

The New York Times on jewelry and blockchain.

 

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says fashion industry elected Trump.

 

Influencers offer to pay $200 for $20 shoes.

 

Amazon staff walk out to protest poor working conditions.

– Treat warehouse staff “like robots.”

 

Atlanta jeweler sues rapper Young Thug.

 

Jailed Newport Beach jeweler wins partial appeal.

 

Local gallery accused of possessing illegal ivory.

 

Debswana appoints Albert Milton as managing director.

 

Gucci to offer high-end jewelry.

 

Watches of Switzerland opens first U.S. store in New York City.

 

Birks Group to accept bitcoin payments.

 

Cards Against Humanity sells 1.5 ct. synthetic.

 

Hong Kong jeweler creates “unbreakable” porcelain.

 

Miss Namibia celebrates diamonds, her country’s signature gemstones.

 

Hailey Baldwin rocking diamond-encrusted “Bieber” chain.

 

Todd Snyder revives Timex’s 1970s Peanuts watches.

 

O’Jays to headline 2019 24 Karat Club Dinner.

 

Man offers bride six engagement rings.

 

U.K. Apprentice contestants show how not to sell jewelry.

 

Media Watch

– Russia Today on the “evils” of the diamond industry

– Articles on lab-grown diamonds from Real Simple, Vogue U.K., Born2Invest, South China Morning Post, The New Economy, and Food Safety News

– Yahoo Lifestyle on how to get an engagement ring on a budget

– The New York Times on personal stories from jewelry; cleaning jewelry; Birks and Meghan Markle; Brazil rainforest jewelry; auction jewelry houses; the history of earrings; and the Met jewelry exhibit (from Victoria Gomelsky)

 

From the Blog  

Interview With Lisa and Ed Bridge, the Future and Current Heads of Ben Bridge

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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