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
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