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Oct. 13 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


It’s been a horrible week. My thoughts are with my Israeli readers, colleagues, and friends, as well as all people affected by these tragic events.

This week: Noteworthy lab-grown diamond sales at LVMH and on Canal Street. Diamond people mad at Rapaport, again. NASA hopes to find rubies and diamonds on an asteroid. All below.


Diamond factory manager killed in Hamas terror attacks

– Israeli jewelry designer abducted

– Israel-Hamas war worries Indian dealers

– Alabama jeweler in Israel during attack

– Will diamond prices rise?

Idex: A nation mourns


WD Lab Grown Diamonds files for Chapter 7

– Why did it liquidate?


De Beers enlists D.C. lobbyists as Russian ban looms

– Russia “using bags of cash and diamonds to avoid sanctions”

Kyiv Independent takes a deep dive into Russian diamonds


Antwerp authorities seize $1.5 million worth from Grib Diamonds (translation)


Botswana, HB Antwerp deal “unravels” (page 7)


Yet another call to boycott the Rapaport list

– RapNet Diamond Index records worst week since COVID


LVMH brand experiments with “high-end lab created”

– Video claims lab-grown diamonds sold for $20 on Canal Street

– Understanding lab-grown market (video)


Tenoris: Jewelry sales fell in September


Jewelry sales declined at LVMH


Charles & Colvard’s net sales down 40%


Reminiscences of Hedda Schupak from Michelle Graff and Gary Roskin


Arkansas jeweler Loyd Stanley dies


Matthew Tratner appointed JA Show director


John Hardy hires vice president of growth


Caryl Capeci named senior vice president of Starboard


U.S. considering dropping sanctions against Dan Gertler


Richard Mille’s Singapore expansion rattled by money-laundering scandal


Watch dealer sues Tropicana hotel and Uber for $1 million theft


Fetishizing of gold “on the upswing”


$17,000 gold Apple Watch now obsolete


Washington State Patrol warns of fake jewelry being sold on freeways


Florida jeweler believed to have pirate’s treasure


Barbara Walters’ jewels head to auction


Nicki Minaj demands $26,000 jewelry lawsuit be tossed


Lil Yachty unveils $1 million diamond grills


NASA hopes to find diamonds and rubies on mysterious metal asteroid


From the Blog

Why Did WD Lab Grown Diamonds Liquidate?


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 106: Hedda Schupak, Russian Diamond Sanctions, Grand Seiko


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By: Rob Bates

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