Oct. 19 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week in Diamond Shavings: Sears was kind of radical. Cruise-ship gem buyer has buyer’s remorse. And a jeweler teams up with a burger chain. All below.


Brick-and-mortar stores drive online sales, survey says.

– New York City becomes “retail ghost town.”


Maybe the jewelry industry isn’t shrinking, it’s changing.

–  CNN profiles 22-year-old head of Adina’s Jewels.

– New jewelry jobs Instagram premieres.


Three predictions from GIA Symposium.

– Michelle Graff offers her thoughts.


Sears files for Chapter 11, will close 142 more stores.

– CEO Lampert “wins, whatever happens.”

Smithsonian tracks its rise and fall.

– When Sears was quite radical.

– Upside for J.C. Penney?


Nine West prepares to exit Chapter 11.

-Lenders charge Nine West owner committed “outright fraud.”


Bank sues Shrenuj executives, alleges fraudulent transactions.



Indian authorities reportedly plan to seize Jatin Mehta’s overseas properties.

– Seize diamonds belonging to Modi, Choksi, and Bhansali.


Jewelex pays $410,000 for contour band patent.


EBay sues Amazon, claims it poaches sellers.


Charles & Colvard receives Nasdaq note about stock price.


MSJA Journal on the new FTC gold rule.


Indianapolis jeweler warns about fake emeralds.


Why jewelry-makers keep using cadmium.


The tale of a disgruntled cruise-ship jewelry buyer.


Diamond District jeweler charged in $1 million fraud.


De Beers sales rise with U.S. demand.

– Indian demand weak.

– Wants to do more synthetics for tech.


India sees jewelry sales drop after tax.


Diamond dealer worries about Brexit effect.


European luxury brands nervous about China.

– Patek Philippe: Chinese demand is fine.

– How retailers can attract Chinese tourists.


Myanmar’s “genocide” rubies may become new blood diamonds.

– CIBJO urges better gemstone supply controls.


U.N.: Conflict diamond experience may help with climate change.


Angola denies crackdown on diamond diggers.


Zimbabwe chaos still scaring diamond miners away.


Talks between diamond mine, Cree nation stall.


U.S. government, Lazare Kaplan fund Botswana diamond cutting.


Tiny Jewel Box in D.C. open first East Coast Harry Kotlar boutique.


Rent the Runway plans WeWork drop boxes.


Citizen unveils Marvel-themed watches.


James Avery teams up with burger chain.


Company blings out the Apple Watch.


Louis Vuitton names new head of watches and jewelry.


Brett O’Connor joins Bonhams’ U.S. team.


Jeweler William Osterman dies.


Marilyn Monroe–worn Moon of Baroda goes up for sale.


CNN’s Ana Navarro announces engagement, flaunts ring.


Tobey Maguire supports ex-wife Jennifer Meyer at jewelry store launch.


The story behind the Golden State Warriors’ championship ring.


Why married women don’t wear their wedding rings.

– And why single women wear fake engagement rings.


Media Watch

New York Post on London Jewelers’ watch salon.

GQ on lab-grown diamonds.

Mining Technology looks at how diamonds are mined.

Epoch Times on Israel’s shrinking diamond industry.


From the Blog  

Maybe the Jewelry Industry Isn’t Shrinking, It’s Changing


Have a great weekend!


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