Sept. 14 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: De Beers’ recent diamond sale not up to par. Royals have strange rules about jewelry wearing. And hundreds of gold coins are found in a basement. All below.

 

International Gemological Institute purchased by Fosun.

– Price: $108.8 million.

 

Henri Bendel to shut.

 

Spence Diamonds opening three stores this year.

 

Trading in Hong Kong “mixed.”

 

Baselworld may lower prices.

– Baselworld parent names new interim CEO.

 

Apple Watch 4 has FDA-approved heart monitor.

– Other features: slimmer, detects falls.

– Increased competition for older consumers?

– Is new feature really useful?

– Cardiologists say monitor could be a source of worry

– Business Insider unimpressed.

 

Wempe to start selling luxury watches online.

 

Alex and Ani going more direct to consumer.

 

De Beers releases “Diamond Insight” report.

– Albert Robinson: Shows need to engage with younger consumers.

 

De Beers has worst diamond sale in two years.

 

De Beers wraps up Canadian acquisition.

– CNN looks at diamond mining in the ocean.

– Search on for Australian’s next diamond deposit.

– Diamonds found in Wyoming.

 

Paris jeweler Courbet embraces lab-grown diamonds.

 

A new voice speaks up on the ethics of lab-grown diamonds

 

South Africa’s Gupta family accused of funneling diamond money to Shrenuj.

 

India’s Enforcement Directorate “drills holes” in Winsome Diamonds story.

 

Samuels’ creditors don’t want an examiner.

 

CBI wants to extradite Nirav Modi’s brother.

 

Gold mining deaths increase in South Africa.

 

Rolex Watch U.S.A. president and CEO Stewart Wicht to retire.

 

Speake-Marin appoints Bartosch chief operating officer.

 

The American Gem Trade Association elects Ruben Bindra president.

 

Jeweler, dealer fight in court over $4.5 million diamond sale.

 

Jewelry retailer catches heat for “take a knee” billboard.

– What jewelers can learn.

 

Tiffany partners with Singapore bakery.

 

Jeweler holds treasure hunt to spur beach cleaning.

 

Day’s Jewelers named one of Maine’s best places to work.

 

Fred Meyer Jewelers offers new financing program.

 

Duo suspected of stone switching in multiple states.

 

La Jolla, Calif., jeweler accidentally sends ring to Canada.

 

Man accused of shooting Austin, Texas, jeweler accused of capital murder.

 

Saudi princesses say jewelry was stolen from Paris hotel.

 

Sarah Jessica Parker accused of not returning $150,000 in jewelry.

 

The jeweler who made Drake’s 100 ct. OVO owl chain.

– It has a birdcage.

 

Experts hunt for philosopher’s missing mourning rings.

 

Hundreds of gold coins found in theater basement.

 

Necklace with 176 diamonds donated to Goodwill.

 

Company turns subway graffiti into jewelry.

 

Lucite jewelry is “having a moment.”

 

The weird royal jewelry-wearing rules.

 

Media Watch

The New York Times on men’s jewelry, an Indian jewelry museum, designer Vania Leles, and the comeback of Marina B.

 

From the Blog  

A New Voice Speaks Up on the Ethics of Lab-Grown Diamonds

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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