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Oct. 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Is the diamond business moving away from Mumbai? Overstock has renamed itself Beyond. And what are Kylie Jenner’s jewelry plans? All below.


Jewelry buyback companies Worthy, Circa join forces


Move over, Canadamark—here comes Botswanamark

– Speech by Botswana President Masisi at Facets 2023


Okavango Diamond Company halting diamond auctions

– De Beers output falls amid Venetia mine transition

– Petra sees market starting to stabilize


HB Antwerp “gets reality check” (registration required)


G7 announcement on Russia expected by end of month

– African Diamond Producers Association opposes G7 protocol

– EU getting to work on sanctions package

Industry split (video)

– Anger is “inevitable”


Indian growers wants to take advantage of WD Lab Grown implosion


InStore reader notes lab-grown diamond “paradigm shift”

– Possible “breakout category” for fashion jewelry


Diamond Foundry factory plans have local residents “up in arms”

– Factory set to being production in 2024


Pandora, like Signet, wants to expand its service business

– Pandora plans to build factory in Vietnam


EU approves Yoox Net-a-Porter acquisition

– What the deal means for luxury e-commerce

– Will the terms change?


Mumbai fears exodus as Kiran Gems moves to Surat


Young designers reviving Rhode Island’s 300-year-old jewelry factories


Luxury woes separate winners from losers


Jewelry sales solid at Kering


Watches “next frontier for quiet luxury”


Wealthy buyers want “less bling”


What luxury loses by ignoring plus-size customers


This 94 ct. Paraiba tourmaline necklace could be yours


A diamond-encrusted Gucci handbag will be sold by Christie’s


Is fully traceable gold possible?


Recycled gold is a “marketing scam”


U.S. Treasury removes beneficial ownership reporting “escape hatch”


Will the watch industry profit from going green?


Pure Earth honors Iris Van der Veken


Jewelers for Children honors Hampton, Coreys


Longtime Costco CEO Jelinek steps down


Katie Stelmaszek joins Facets of Fire as marketing director


Rough Diamond Dealers Association of South Africa elects new executive board


Michael Kazanjian of Kazanjian Beverly Hills dies at 86


Baltimore man pleads guilty to armed robbery of local jewelry store


Ohio jeweler repays thousands of dollars in workers’ comp fraud case


Man trapped overnight in Diamond District vault


Zimbabwean diamonds not as valuable as widely believed

– Consolidated Diamond Company eyes $500 million this year


Ritani expands diamond buyback program


Overstock to change corporate name to Beyond


Element Six selected for Department of Defense program


How microbes can help find kimberlite deposits


Monique Lhuillier adds lab-grown diamonds to Kay Jewelers collection


Kylie Jenner secretly filed for jewelry trademarks


Easiest way to untangle a necklace, according to celebrity jeweler


Megan Thee Stallion is wearing jewelry on her nails


Wedding ring accidentally donated to Goodwill


Police retrieve woman’s engagement ring from sewer


Pittsburgh airport workers find traveler’s lost diamond in bathroom


Woman strikes gold (and diamonds) in thrift store


Media Watch

HuffPost, Quintessentially, CNN, and New York Post on lab-grown diamonds

Newsweek: Diamond sales “lack sparkle”


From the Blog

Move Over, Canadamark—Here Comes Botswanamark


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 107: Guest Edahn Golan


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By: Rob Bates

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