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Oct. 1 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Is “the customer’s always right” always right? Did Amazon try to troll Macy’s? And the person you want painting your watches. All below.


Alex and Ani bankruptcy plan okayed.


Jewelry District interview with Blue Nile CEO Sean Kell (audio).


Brilliant Earth’s final IPO haul: $115 million.


Claire’s files for an IPO.


Rolex says scarcity is not a strategy.


Gübelin introduces colored gemstone grading system.


Chow Tai Fook plans to open more than 2,000 stores.


Retail jewelers reflect on the pandemic learning curve.


How Reeds Jewelers plans to continue to grow.


LVMH looks to recruit young workers in holiday hiring spree.


“The customer is always right” is leading to worker harassment.


Postal service getting slower, more expensive.

– St. Louis couple’s engagement ring goes missing in the mail.

– Morgan Stanley sours on Amazon as e-commerce gets more expensive.


Macy’s wants to keep Amazon off its iconic Herald Square bulletin board.


Man tries to sell Tiffany’s iconic blue color.

– What brands can learn from this stunt.


Luxury groups make case for genderless watches.


Consistent lab-grown diamond rough supply “hard to attain.”


Charles & Colvard to open showroom.


Jewelers in India selling gold for $1 online.


Jewelers embracing “Made in Asia” as badge of honor.


Taliban takeover leaving Afghan jewelers in limbo.

–  Jewelers for Afghanistan auction ends Oct. 4.


Erez Daleyot reportedly left debt of €360 million.


Indian authorities raid diamond group, claim tax evasion.


Has De Beers cracked the Fair Trade diamond code?


The watch industry’s sustainability scorecard.

– Certain watch brands say they design with planet in mind.

– Swiss watchmaking embraces circular economy.


RJC appoints Brad Brooks-Rubin as North American lead.


Rebecca Moskal joins PGI USA.


Longtime Rio Grande president Hugh Bell dies.


Pioneering New York jeweler Nilda Zulueta dies.


George Gray, retired president of Gray Jewelers, dies.


In memoriam: Former jeweler Harriet Long.


London jeweler Alighieri breaks status quo.


Meet the world’s greatest watch painter.


Seiko needs to get back to its roots.


Jewelers with diverse backgrounds bring inspiration and creativity.


Metech enters into joint venture to manufacture lab-grown diamonds.


TikToker calls out cremation diamonds in viral video.


PBS’ Craft in America devotes show to jewelry.


Netflix series features woman accused of killing Murphy Jewelers owner.


“Tinder swindler” who impersonated Lev Leviev’s son focus of Netflix true-crime doc.


Zales is all shook up with Elvis Presley men’s collection.


Atlanta’s Icebox likes to show rappers visiting.


Michelle Obama wore “meaningful jewelry” to the Obama Presidential Center opening.


How a Charleston jewelry designer accessorized first lady Jill Biden.


“Jab jewelry” is being worn by the vaccinated, like New York’s governor.


Pandora cuts plastic in packaging.

– Pandora launches jewelry with Animal Crossing dream island.


David Yurman’s Atlanta store spotlights men’s jewelry.


American Society of Appraisers issues new Jewelry Appraisal Handbook.


The world’s oldest jewelry found in Morocco.


Ceramic jars full of emeralds found in temple tied to El Dorado.


New big diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park.


Media Watch

Interview with one of the designers in Sotheby’s historic collection (video).


From the Blog

Has De Beers Cracked the Fair Trade Diamond Code?


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 53: Guest Sean Kell



PriceScope’s “In the Loupe”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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