Oct. 18 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: California jeweler looks to acquire new stores. Are smartwatches a security risk? And the guy who proposed to his girlfriend with a ring that his ex turned down. All below.


Kay and Jared sites feature lab-created diamonds.


Ashes-to-diamonds startup scores on Shark Tank.

– Site receives deluge of traffic.

– Page Six casts aspersions.

– Eterneva explains process.


There’s a trade war on. Here are the rules.



Jewelry industry shrinkage picking up steam, JBT says.


Overall U.S. retail sales fall in September.


Watch fair SIHH now open to the general public.


Authentic Brands makes bid for Barney’s.

– Proposed tie-in with Saks.


AUrate opens two permanent stores in New York City.


Love Adorned moves flagship to downtown L.A .


Hing Wa Lee Jewelers seeks new acquisitions.


SeekingAlpha: Signet’s turnaround “still a question mark.”


Philadelphia Jewelers Row stores nervous about Toll Brothers’ plans.


Costco sells $220,000 diamond ring.


The Telegraph sees recycling as new trend in jewelry (subscription required).

– Danielle Max likes the trend.


Gold prices expected to continue climbing in 2020.


Global tensions slam Israel’s diamond industry.

– Unemployed diamond worker commits suicide in Sarthana, India.

– Suicides up in Surat.


Evgeny Agureev named Alrosa deputy CEO.


Dave Sexton retires from Jewelers Mutual.


Christie’s appoints Michael Fossner to West Coast watch department.


Wilkerson & Associates names Josh Hayes vice president.


Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Co. seeks new CEO.

– Zimbabwe aims to triple diamond production.


Is the salary of Gem Diamonds CEO justified?


Defendant in world’s largest fake Native American jewelry scheme arrested.


Owner of California jewelry business gets three weeks in jail for role in college admissions scandal.


South African diamond women shine in business dominated by men.


GIA expanding program for African gem miners.


AFP examines Russia’s diamond ambitions.

The rise of eco-friendly pearl farming.


Chow Tai Fook sales slump.


Helzberg Diamonds teams up with Patrick Mahomes.


Harry Winston watch comes with 400 diamonds.


Jeff Bezos’ “master plan.”


Do smartwatches represent a security risk?


New York armed robbers target people with pricey jewelry.


Khloé Kardashian receives pink diamond ring from ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson.


Offset buys Titanic heart diamond ring for Cardi B’s 27th birthday.


Boyfriend proposes to girlfriend with ring his ex turned down.


Two-timing husband sues lover for $1,000.


Mother asks for practical ring, gets 22 ct. “monstrosity.”


Media Watch

Fashionista on lab-grown diamonds.

Arizona jeweler warns about lab-growns.

Cincinnati TV station says millennials turning away from diamonds.


From the Blog

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JCK Podcasts

Episode 5. Guest: Tiffany Stevens


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