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
– NPR on De Beers and the diamond market
– The Economist: diamonds “losing their allure” as investment category (subscription)
– Financial Times on brown watches
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