Oct. 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: The crystal business is kind of a murky. He’s 98 and still a jeweler. And a couple finds six diamond rings in a board game. All below.

 

Samuels Jewelers holding store-closing sales, still hopes for buyer.

 

Rosy Blue, Vijay Gold worry Sears will sell consigned goods.

– Why Sears made a deal.

 

These 10 trends will shape retail in 2019.

 

Holiday spending will increase 4.1 percent this year.

 

Richemont forms partnership with Alibaba.

– Strange retail partnerships “on the rise.”

 

After Movado acquisition, MVMT aims to expand.

 

Amazon’s private-label apparel is struggling.

– Amazon fashion stores pop up in London.

– Amazon sees “slightly worrying” sales slowdown.

 

Blue Nile opens new “expert facility.”

 

Is there a place for hue on grading reports?

 

Claim: GIA declines “responsibility for errors.”

 

Bloomberg looks at Rio Tinto’s pinks (video).

 

Interview with Andrey Zharkov former Alrosa CEO, now diamond grower.

– Couple, the first lab-grown luxury brand.

– Nikki Reed says we don’t need diamond mining anymore. Well, that settles it then.

 

Pretax profits double at Element Six.

 

Fura Gems sets up all-female emerald wash plant.

 

London gold association approves blockchain trackers.

 

The “terrible conditions” where gold’s mined in the Andes.

 

The crystal business is kind of “murky.”

 

Surat diamond workers unite to fight “exploitation.”

 

About 400,000 migrants leave Angola after crackdown.

 

“No deal” Brexit could disrupt U.K. diamond trade.

 

Diamond dealers convicted for role in “bust out.”

 

Four members of international burglary crew charged in Manhattan.

 

Man steals $13,000 in jewelry from vending machine.

 

Several wounded, one dies, after scaffolding falls in Antwerp diamond district.

 

Tiffany vet Lacaze to head Louis Vuitton jewelry, watch department.

 

Richard Hayes takes over at Wilkerson.

 

Hamilton Jeweler promotes Tischler to associate.

 

Profile of a 98-year-old jeweler.

 

Jewelers of America to hold first national conference.

 

Swarovski wants each flagship to have a unique touch.

 

EBay debuts pre-owned Rolex sales events.

 

Designer makes semiprecious nose jewelry.

 

J.Lo flashes diamond ring at World Series.

 

Couple finds six diamond rings hidden in board game.

 

San Francisco jeweler surprises a couple with a new diamond ring.

 

Owner of Hare Krishna Exports gives 600 cars to his employees.

 

Twitter seeks mystery couple in engagement photo.

 

From the Blog  

Why Sears Wants a Deal With Its Consignment Vendors

 

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