Nov. 7 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This was an interesting week, huh? I’m worn out. Whether you’re elated or deflated, let’s hope our country can come together. America really needs to get to a better place. And please stay safe, and take sensible precautions. It’s getting bad out there.

This week in Diamond Shavings: Have jewelers rebounded from COVID? Diamond District landlords go into battle. And meet the Diamond Dentist. All below.


Survey predicts lower holiday sales.

– Still uncertainty as holiday nears.


Ken Gassman: Specialty jewelers rebound from COVID disaster.


Retailers board up storefronts, fearing Election Day upheaval.


How jewelers can prepare for hurricane season.


Top social media trends, according to experts.


Signet to co-brand Jared and James Allen.


Takes on Tiffany and LVMH:

– Bloomberg: Ends with “a lot of bad blood.”

New York Times: A signature move by the “Sun Tzu of luxury.”

– The Independent: How can they justify that price tag?


Pandora to temporarily close 18% of stores.


The 2019 diamond pipeline.


The Argyle diamond mine is shutting down.

– My thoughts.


De Beers lets sightholders defer smaller goods.


Louis Vuitton wants to cut this diamond for you.


More retailers selling lab-grown diamonds, survey finds.


Extell sues Diamond District neighbor.


New York City Jewelry Week is still happening.


Zimbabwe’s riches being pillaged, and governing elites are helping.


Swiss refiner breaks industry silence on sourcing gold from risky areas.


Watches of Switzerland hires Kelly Yoch.


Yoram Dvash to chair Israel Diamond Institute.


Canadian Jewelers Association elects new chair.


Ex–De Beers Botswana boss Sheila Khama goes into consultancy.


WJA announces Cindy Edelstein Scholarship winner.


Former Attica, N.Y., jeweler Hans Moeller dies.


CBI rejects former director’s plea in Winsome Diamonds case.


Saudi princess robbed of all her jewelry, handbags.


Teacher finds out her diamond ring is fake.


Man finds scary-yellow big diamond on Halloween.


A round-up of Baby Yoda pendants.


The Diamond Dentist makes celebrity smiles sparkle.


Very happy to be on the Writer’s Bone podcast, with former colleague Dan Ford.


From the Blog

What Argyle’s Closure Means for the Diamond Business


From the Magazine

Jewelers, How Good Is Your Gold

From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 30: Guest Satta Matturi



Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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