Oct. 25 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

Happy Diwali to all who celebrate!

This week: Three reasons people still shop in stores. Jewelry vet raises eyebrows as ambassador to Hungary. And jewelry made from old fishing nets. All below.


Saks Fifth Avenue owner HBC to go private.


Barneys New York has a buyer.


Nordstrom’s New York City flagship features uncommon jewelry brands.


Jewelry majors trying to innovate, National Jeweler says.


Swatch and Calvin Klein part ways after 22 years.


Links of London lays off 38 in home office.

– Starts “everything must go” sale.


Business Insider looks at how gold prices have affected the jewelry business.


Is there a resale market for lab-grown diamonds?

– Lab-growns make inroads in India—but trade rebels.


Edahn Golan looks at the state of the diamond market.

– Ya’akov Almor ponders the industry’s issues.

The Telegraph: Price fall “creates buying opportunity.”


Dominion Diamond bond fuels concerns in Canadian diamond industry.

– Moody’s looses confidence in ability to repay.


Jewelers “nostalgic” for the end of pink diamonds.


Business Insider tracks a Russian diamond.


DelGatto Diamond Finance gets $100 million investment.


BBC examines the U.S. Customs ban on Marange diamonds.

Policy Digest complains it “makes no sense.”


De Beers–Botswana sales agreement dominates Botswana election.

– Challenger taking “tough line.”


African sisters start their own diamond cutting and polishing shop.


Russia embraces Africa—including its diamonds.


Benn Harvey-Walker ponders what ethical jewelry means.


E-commerce poses threat to Myanmar’s jade.


Some retailers complain about heavy cost of online sales tax.


Three reasons people still buy in stores—and not just on phones.

– How Target fought back against Amazon.

– Can Amazon compete on quality?


Amazon ready to pour millions into policing counterfeits on its site.


Michelle Graff learned some lessons at Turkey conference


Bulgari plans to add stores in China.


Wisconsin jeweler Richard Scroggins dies.


Rio Grande’s Judy Jarmillo dies at 56.


Ti Sento Milano hires Sarah Johnson as U.S. sales director.


Former Finlay/Circa chairman David Cornstein gets mixed reviews as U.S. ambassador to Hungary.


Diamond Foundry CEO Martin Roscheisen really hates Benchmark Capital.


Irish jeweler feeling the effects of Brexit.


Sydney diamond dealer facing jail over missing diamonds.


Thief steals $13,000 in jewelry after hiding in Costco.

– Jewelry sale arranged on OfferUp leads to gunfight in Costco parking lot.


Police recover 40 ct. diamond stolen from France’s last empress.


Gold rush in Nova Scotia offers opportunities and criticism.


Dam collapses at Siberian gold mine, leaving 15 dead.


JCK Industry Fund now accepting submissions.


The three best-selling watches on Crown & Caliber.


Tiffany releases diamond-studded Advent calendar.

– Tiffany ready to dominate men’s market.


Jilted fiancé wants engagement ring back—but she already gave it to his ex-wife.


Basketball champion ring has 640 diamonds.


A1 Bentley’s infant son wears “choker” necklace.


Jewelry made from abandoned fishing nets.


From the Blog

Is There a Resale Market for Lab-Grown Diamonds?


JCK Podcasts

Episode 5, Guest: Tiffany Stevens


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