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Nov. 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Graff rocked by cyber heist. Chinese power crisis threatens lab-grown diamond supply. Jeweler gets first solo museum show at age 97. All below.


We’re growing! More businesses now entering the business than leaving it.


Jewelers shift shipping dates to ensure holiday gifts arrive on time.


One in four jewelers never plan to retire.

– Washington jewelry store owner having trouble with staffing.


Is the owner of Lightbox also supplying Pandora’s box?

– Lightbox now declaring post-growth treatments.


Pandora plans worldwide lab-grown rollout.

– Pandora calls U.S. sales “strong.”

– Pandora sees stock tumble as sales slow.

– North American CEO talks about communicating with new shoppers (subscription required).

– Isabelle Parize resigns from the board.


Lab-grown diamonds are the latest victims of China’s power crisis.

– Synthetics trade body relaunches.


Shouldn’t we tell new generations the truth about natural diamonds?


Charles & Colvard reports first quarter financial results.


De Beers brings back “A Diamond Is Forever” for brand-building campaign.


Is Chanel seeking a buyer—or relocating its headquarters to Dubai?


Cyber heist rocks Graff.

– Is data more valuable than diamonds?


Man places fake bomb outside jewelry store (video).


Venezuela leaders used jeweler to launder Rolex purchases.


With Vera Wang, Zale experiments with try-at-home option.


Marketing expert on what makes a successful holiday campaign.


How can the watch industry be greener?


Spanish jewelry brand UNOde50 lands lower Manhattan flagship location.


Romanian jeweler Cellini owner lists 1.6 million euro bond on Bucharest bourse.


Israel’s wealth lures high-end watch brands.


India gold jewelry sales soar as Diwali approaches.

– Titan Group CEO speaks about Indian jewelry demand.


Court upholds denial of VHV CEO’s immigration visa.


Pluczenik reopens South African diamond cutting factory.

– Angola polishes 3% of the diamonds it produces.


Project to create new open pit at Ekati has public hearing.


Designer sending diamonds to International Space Station.


Stéphane Bianchi to lead LVMH’s watch, jewelry activities.


Hodinkee appoints chief product, technology officer.


De Beers parent Anglo gets a new CEO.

– First South African to run company in 15 years.


Former De Beers exec to head Firestone.


Jewelry industry professional Bobbi Freeman dies.


Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets expected to fetch up to $4 million at auction.


Two tiaras once owned by Josephine Bonaparte are up for auction.


Royal jewels smuggled out of Russia during revolution go up for sale.


After controversy, Beyoncé wears Tiffany diamond again.


Jennifer Garner sets tongues wagging with new jewelry in Instagram post.


Jeweler sees guy using girlfriend’s credit card to buy gift for his mistress.


Charity takes bullet donations and makes them into jewelry.


Antiques Roadshow viewers don’t like jewelry made out of human hair.


Researchers induce and detect charge transport between color centers in diamond.


Jewelry designer gets first solo museum show of her career at age 97.


Scientists find evidence of ancient life in ruby ​​2.5 billion years old.


From the Blog

Is the Owner of Lightbox Also Supplying Pandora’s Box?


From the Podcast  
The Jewelry District, Episode 55: Guest Gina Drosos


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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