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Oct. 21 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Rolex production letter is a “hoax.” What happened to that stolen Brinks jewelry? And what to do when your jewelry falls off while you’re performing. All below.


Happy Diwali to all who celebrate.


Quality Gold files to go public in SPAC merger


AGS Laboratories to close

– What the AGS lab closure will mean for its cut grade


Jewelers’ No. 1 concern for the holiday: the economy


Lab-grown versus mined diamonds: “the retail battleground”

– In India’s lab-grown industry, change “is the only constant”


Swarovski rolling out lab-grown diamonds in North America

– Interview with CEO


Breitling switching to lab-grown diamonds, artisanal gold

– CEO of Natural Diamond Council not pleased


Swiss watch industry headed for record year


Patek Philippe Nautilus turns to white gold

– The watch industry’s “mic drop”


Rolex production cut letter “a hoax”

– Are Rolex watches “an economic safe haven”?


Bucherer acquires Leeds & Son 


Three venerable jewelry stores are closing


Neiman Marcus “wants a relationship with you”


Is Kohl’s ready for a change?


Cartier puts out new “far-out watch”

– Cartier to reopen its Paris home


Tanishq debuts virtual reality experience


Luxury brands hope China will supercharge fine jewelry market (subscription required)


Google enhances shopping experience for search


Gold price rebounding


The Incomparable has been recut into the Golden Canary


De Beers exec Neil Ventura leaves as it promotes four


PriceScope CEO Andrey Pilipchak dies


Where did stolen jewelry from the Brinks truck heist go?


Indian export company says Brinks case belongs in court (subscription required)


Indian diamond tycoon Jatin Mehta fights to unfreeze assets


Indian authorities seize smuggled gold, diamonds


Suspected Islamists raid ruby mine in Mozambique


Covert operation targeted Dan Gertler’s enemies


LBMA plans to bring in more artisanal gold miners


Owner of Zimbabwe’s main mine discusses security, Kimberley Process


RioZim buys Namibian diamond mine


World Diamond Council president sees reason for optimism


Why watch collectors can’t stop buying Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato


Jeweler refuses gold medal in protest of Iran’s treatment of women


Canadian jeweler turns diamond testing into viral videos


A look at Gautam Adani’s start in diamond trading


The Economist on the Koh-i-Noor (subscription required, but the first paragraph is worth reading)

– Why Camilla shouldn’t wear it


Camilla might wear Queen Elizabeth’s “iconic” diadem


Meghan Markle begged the queen not to wear “scandalous” tiara


Blackpink’s Lisa’s jewelry falls off mid-performance, but she handles it smoothly


What hip-hop bling reveals about American status anxiety


Kris Jenner wanted cremated ashes to be put in necklaces


Jeweler offers Apple Watch with titanium finish


Weird Jewelry Time!

– Jewelry from hotel chandeliers

– Jewelry from zippers

– Jewelry from chewed gum


From the Blog

What the AGS Lab Closure Will Mean for Its Cut Grade


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 80: Guests Vikki Tobak and Jules Kim



Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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