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Sept. 16 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Chips from British crown jewelers were set in an Israeli engagement ring. Crater of Diamonds Park celebrates a milestone. And the “mystery diamonds from outer space.” All below.


Mastercard sees jewelry sales rising 2% this holiday

– Jewelry sales trends “portend tougher days ahead”


2022 Emmy Awards jewelry: Where was it?

– Other roundups: The Adventurine, National Jeweler, Forbes, E! News, and Town & Country


We’ll remember Queen Elizabeth II in pearls, brooches, and tiaras

– Kate, Meghan honored her with jewelry

– What jewels will she be buried with?

– The moving significance of Camilla’s first jewels

– Questions raised about Koh-i-Noor, Great Star of Africa

– Chips from British crown jewels set in Israeli engagement ring


Reed Krakoff joins John Hardy as creative chairman


Show Roundup

– On the floor of the 2022 HardRock Summit

– VicenzaOro September 2022 showcased magic and resilience

– GemGenève is back


Antwerp Diamond Conference: day 1, day 2 (videos)


Watch & Jewelry Initiative gets bigger, quick


Patek Philippe acquires stake in gem-setting company


Rolex panic-selling should be good for the industry

– Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet inventory has plummeted

– Had the secondhand luxury watch market bottomed out yet? (video)


Breitling’s “mistake” not going to multibrand events


Bronze watches lose their luster. That’s why people like them


This jeweler was reportedly a Russian spy


Texas jeweler sentenced for wire fraud


Australian opal expert Andrew Cody dies at 71


Longtime colored stone wholesaler Kaiser Habib dies at 75


The Times obituary of De Beers executive John Lawrence


Stargems probing collapse of South African mine


More confusion over Australian diamond club and the WFDB


Fossil appoints chief marketing officer


A chat with Kendra Scott (video)


Lightbox expands loose collection to include fancy shapes


Plastics can be turned into synthetic diamonds via laser beams


The “mystery diamond from outer space”


The 35,000th diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park


From the Blog

This Jeweler Was Reportedly A Russian Spy


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 78: Guest Eric Ku



Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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