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Oct. 6 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Tiffany training new generation of jewelers. Bernard Arnault’s dealings come under the microscope. And a diamond is pulled out of a woman’s ear. All below.


Former JCK editor-in-chief Hedda Schupak dies

– Tributes from Jennifer Heebner, Gary Roskin, Anthony DeMarco, and Michelle Graff

JCK staffers share memories


Who’s the real target of De Beers’ new ads?


De Beers slashes diamond sales amid glut

– Ekati’s rough sales rise


Robbins Brothers, lab-grown pioneer, talking more about natural diamonds


Infinite Blue diamond falls short at auction


De Beers and Botswana one step closer to final deal


HB Antwerp settles founder feud


Belgium government exempts Grib from sanctions (translation)


Idex: “a tale of two tragedies”


Petra Diamonds says mines could use blockchain to track carbon emissions


Diamond Foundry fined $12,000 for safety violations


Pandora raises growth targets

– Looks to retail expansion for growth

– CEO Alexander Lacik interviewed on CNBC (video)


Rolex’s acquisition of Bucherer: Should retailers worry?

– Rolex “breaks taboo”


Rolex prices drop on secondary market

– Flippers still offloading them


Montblanc burdened by heavy debt (subscription)


The original gold Apple Watch is now completely obsolete


Tiffany launches Generation Z apprenticeship program


Jean Arnault’s plans for Louis Vuitton watches


Transactions between Bernard Arnault and Russian businessman face scrutiny


Houlden Group CEO steps down


Fellows Auctioneers names Paul Greer head of jewelry


Lucapa Diamonds appoints Nick Selby CEO and managing director


Owner of Murowa mine dies in plane crash


Former Gymshark CEO invests in affordable jewelry brand D. Louise


Crime on the agenda as JA visits Capitol

– What you need to know about retail crime


Amazon made $1 billion with secret price-spiking algorithm

– Why the FTC is going after your Prime subscription

– Woman kicked off Amazon account for no reason


Macy’s CEO calls Bloomingdale’s a “growth vehicle”


Tiffany to transform Paris opera house


Jewelry takes center stage in museums across Asia


New Netflix campaign emulates luxury advertising


Readers of Times‘ Ethicist column weigh in on woman’s diamond ring dilemma


Consumer upset about excessive jewelry packaging


Wallace Chan talks about how spirituality guides jewelry-making


Woman “bullied” over size of engagement ring on TikTok


Rapper Post Malone nearly lost $600,000 diamond while eating Chicken McNugget


U.S. seizes giraffe feces from woman who wanted to use it for jewelry


Doctor pulls a diamond out of woman’s ear


Media Watch

Bustle writer goes on diamond tour in Botswana

CBS News: Price of diamonds is “taking a hit” (video)

National Review lauds De Beers for bringing back old branding

HuffPost contributor chose her own engagement ring, is happy, but feels “judged”


From the Blog

Who’s the Real Target for the New De Beers Ads?


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 105: Guest Monica Stephenson



Have a nice weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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