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Sept. 15 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: G7 close to agreeing to Russian diamond ban. The succession drama at LVMH. And did Taylor Swift lose a $12,000 ring at the MTV Video Music Awards? All below.


Shana Tovah! Happy and healthy new year to all who celebrate!


Deloitte has upbeat holiday forecast

– Bain predicts holiday will be weakest in years

– Online sales plateau


American Exchange Group buys Danecraft


DGSE owner buys Steven Kretchmer


De Beers to spend $20 million promoting natural diamonds this holiday

– India puts pressure on diamond miners (video)

– Edahn Golan: Market is “self-correcting”


De Beers stops Lightbox engagement ring test


Understanding an ad watchdog’s warning for Agape Diamonds


LVMH brand FRED release “blue” collection, with lab-growns

– Is Paris enamored with lab-grown diamonds


G7 close to agreeing on Russian diamond ban


U.S. Treasury sanctions Russian diamond miner Grib


HB Antwerp cofounders split, plan court fight


What has been done, one year after Jagersfontein mine dam disaster?


De Beers “confident” Venetia miners won’t strike


De Beers CEO Al Cook “potential candidate” to head BP


Which Arnault will inherit the LVMH empire?


Breitling CEO not worried about Rolex-Bucherer deal

– Is it just “business as usual”?

– Sotheby’s opens salon inside Bucherer


Jewelry Designer Showcase lawsuit dismissed


Kendra Scott jewelry is coming to Target


Nordstorm announces new leadership appointments


Diamonds International hires chief information officer


Nissim Zuaretz wins another term as ISDMA president


British jeweler Chris Sellors dies


Colorado jeweler Richard Weiss dies


Pure Earth honors Iris Van der Veken


JCK Industry Fund open for grant applications


Diamond mines have contributed over $500,000 to Northwest Territories fire relief


Reclusive Jewish French jeweler Andre Chervin’s work on display in New York


Inside Lugano Diamonds’ private social club


Royal jewels uncovered after a century head to Sotheby’s auction


Sofia Richie Grainge fronts David Yurman ads


Buccellati taps Talita von Furstenberg for new campaign


The story behind the VMAs’ Taylor Swift/*NSYNC friendship bracelet moment

– Did Swift lose her diamond ring at the awards show?


TikTokker explains how her Cartier earrings are free


New series Everybody Loves Diamonds dramatizes Antwerp diamond heist


Thanks for the shout-outs, Lab Grown Diamonds magazine (video), National Jeweler, InStore, and Karen


Media Watch

– NPR on De Beers and the diamond market

– The Economist: diamonds “losing their allure” as investment category (subscription)

The New York Times on the definition of “luxury watch,” the Cartier Baignoire, and Dave Bindra

Financial Times on brown watches


From the Blog

Understanding an Ad Watchdog’s Warning for Agape Diamonds


From the Podcast     

The Jewelry District, Episode 104: Rolex and Bucherer, Audemars Piguet, Rob’s New Book


Have a great weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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