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Oct. 29 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Arnault scion doesn’t like the show Succession. Sotheby’s moves to Vegas. And who would pay $1 billion for a ring? All below.


Sales this holiday will break all records, NRF says.

– Can retailers wean shoppers off discounts?


JCK podcast interviews Signet CEO Gina Drosos.


Lab-grown diamond jewelry market will almost double by 2025.

– Lightbox loose diamond pivot was “inevitable.”


More than price and design, diamond shoppers look for sustainability.

– Yes, diamonds do good. But what happens when they don’t?


The “new face of nuptials.”


Selling jewelry on the road remains dangerous, JSA says.


Breitling eyes IPO after recruiting new shareholder.


Eric Ryan’s jewelry brand Cast raises $12 million in first funding round.


What’s behind the rush of direct-to-consumer IPOs?


Instagram: a watch’s best friend.


The rise of independent bands could “drain talent” from big watch brands.


TAG Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault becomes family’s newest “power player.”


Watchfinder continues global expansion with three new retail deals.


Rio Tinto’s last Argyle pink tender delivers “record-breaking results.”


India wants more direct Alrosa supply to small cutters.


Demand for fancy shapes “has surged.”


National Jeweler looks at  issues in the gem sector


Problems in the dialogue over “conflict minerals.”


Pawn shop operator FirstCash buys American First Finance.


J.C. Penney appoints Levi Strauss exec as CEO.


Former Tiffany CEO, Robb Report vice chair join Lugano Diamonds board.


Continental Buying Group appoints new chief operating officer.


New Jersey jeweler David Bruno dies.


L.A. man admits to selling counterfeit Native American jewelry.


India’s Enforcement Directorate accelerates efforts to bring back economic offenders.


Panama Papers spark surge in anti–money laundering job posts.


Zales site risks security breach.


Prosecutor files motion to dismiss case against Ohio jeweler.


Florida mall claims jeweler Yvel owes money.


Costco raises minimum wage to $17 an hour.


How Diamond Banc scaled to eight figures.


Walmart+ has more than 10 million subscribers.


Rapid growth in retail subscription services could be coming to an end.


Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin talks about the brand’s extravagant high jewelry collection.


Michael Hill rolls out “heartwarming” new Christmas spot.


Tiffany plans holiday pop-up shop. (subscription required)


Georgia jeweler helps first responders stay safe.


Sotheby’s moving auction house to Las Vegas.


Diamond and emerald glasses fail to find auction buyer.


MJSA Expo returning to New York in March 2022.


Drake ups his jewelry game with Richard Mille watch and chain.


Meghan Markle in $400,000 worth of jewelry in YouTube video.


Ice-T recalls jewelry heist days in upcoming memoir.


Floyd Mayweather sued for $400K in unpaid jewelry fees.


Woman sells jewelry made with one hand to afford bionics.


People on Twitter got outraged about an Indian jewelry ad.


Woman makes jewelry “out of dead people.”


Phoenix jeweler sends anonymous thank-you gifts.


A look at the world’s most “cursed” rings.


Who is behind “world’s first £1 billion ring”?


British jeweler is throwing her products in the Thames.


Woman almost threw away diamond worth $3 million.


From the Blog

Yes, Diamonds Do Good. But What Happens When They Don’t?


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 55: Guest Gina Drosos


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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