Oct. 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Wishing everyone the best during these troubling times. Stay safe, and take sensible precautions.

This week in Diamond Shavings: Most shoppers won’t go to a mall this year. De Beers finally has a good month. And why it’s bad to give a dog a ring. All below.


Tiffany vs. LVMH: the legal battle continues.

– Tiffany’s sales down, but profits are up,

– LVMH’s jewelry brands do worse than Tiffany.

– LVMH to win EU approval for Tiffany deal.

– Tiffany reissues Elsa Peretti designs.

– Avi Krawitz: “The importance of being Tiffany.”

FT podcast on the LVMH/Tiffany battle (audio).


Signet pivots toward online.


Insurance co.’s five recommendations for curbside pickup.


McKinsey partners chart the path forward for retail.


Most U.S. shoppers say they won’t go to a mall this year.


Madison Avenue’s retail properties selling for decade-low prices.


Amazon still trying for luxury store.

– Could Amazon upend the luxury sector?

– An Amazon backlash is brewing.

– Why Prime Day was “uninspiring.”


Dominion Diamond deal dies, fueling doubts about Ekati.

– Was billionaire owner’s tax breaks at heart of deal?

– Boss leaves company, more layoffs possible.

– Uncertainty taking toll on workers.


De Beers sells most diamonds since virus paralyzed industry.


Alrosa cancels October rough sale.

– Diamond producers showing more flexibility.


Can the diamond market take revenge?


Russell Shor ponders the NDC’s new ambassador.


Will the ISO universal diamond grading standard matter?


GIA to include production method on lab-grown reports.


CIBJO says lab-growns shouldn’t be “graded.”


The New York Times: Will the Diamond District survive?

– 576 Fifth Avenue is up for sale.


A closer look at the pink diamond everyone’s talking about.


Bonhams appoints new chairman.


Chaim Pluczenik elected AWDC president.


WD Lab Grown puts together new executive team.


Cartier North America names first head of diversity, inclusion.


Luxury executive Henri Barguirdjian dies.


Pioneering designer Vincent Polisano dies.


Arafin CEO and founder Parvin Mayer dies.


New Jersey jeweler faces another charge.


Member of gang that targeted traveling salespeople in Texas sentenced.


J.P. Morgan says election will send gold prices soaring.


The UAE–Israel deal will help the diamond industry.


Star Diamond considers ending deal with Rio Tinto.

Tanishq pulls ad featuring interfaith couple.


Fine jewelry brand Grace Lee debuts first store in Venice, Calif.


124-year-old jewelry store faces uncertain future.


Jewelry designer Isaiah Garza heightens social activism on TikTok.


JCK Industry Fund now accepting submissions for 2021.


The New York Times/Victoria Gomelsky charts “the wristwatch at 100.”


Hodinkee likes The Cartiers.

– Cartier’s history from A to Z.


Publisher’s Weekly likes A Murder Is Forever.


Wendy Williams denies dating jeweler William Selby.


What jewelry you should wear, according to your zodiac sign.


The neck mess is the new arm party.


Businessman sues jewelers after girlfriend loses ring on train.


A $15,000 diamond ring drives wedge between player and rugby coaches.


Woman gets dog to pose with diamond ring—and regrets it.


From the Blog

Will The ISO Universal Diamond Grading Standard Matter?


From the Magazine

Jewelers, How Good is Your Gold?

From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 29: Publications, LVMH and Tiffany, and Social Commerce



Have a safe and healthy weekend.



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