Sept. 21 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week The new Tiffany True ring. Why Henri Bendel closed. And jewelry that commemorates gerrymandered congressional districts. All below.


Emmys 2018 jewelry: Earrings ruled, necklaces disappeared.

– Emmy marriage proposal lightens up show.


The tariff war is on, and jewelers may be affected.

– Retailers worry about supply disruptions, price increases.


Alex and Ani to sell to fewer independent jewelers.

– Former CEO Feroce reflects on gubernatorial run.


Pam Danziger talks to new head of Pandora’s U.S. division.

– Pandora may be taken private, reports say.

– Bustle very excited about Pandora’s new Disney collection.


Tiffany gives Fortune a peak at new engagement ring.


Luxury site Farfetch goes public in $885 million IPO.


Michael Hill CEO resigns and is replaced.


Michael Harris is the new CEO of Mercury Ring.


Jean-Claude Biver steps down as head of LVMH watch division.


Younger leaders taking over Swiss watch industry.


Richemont creates “millennial minded” watch company.

– Jérôme Lambert appointed Richemont’s new CEO.


Cartier pop-up comes to Seattle in gold shipping container.

Robb Report goes behind the scenes with Cartier’s jewelers.


The Henri Bendel closure is a “warning sign.”

– Did the new Bendel brand understand luxury?

– How the brand “lost its way.”

– Store’s closing leaves lots of retail space behind.

– Business Insider visits the flagship.

– Tourists stream in for a last look.

– Its “hidden history.”


Young shoppers still love “real stores.”

– National Retail Federation excited about next phase of retail.

– How Macy’s is reinventing itself.


Tech firm plans to resurrect Bon-Ton.


Business Insider profiles self-purchase site Mejuri.


How eBay plans to authenticate the watches it sells.


The RealReal’s fraud lawsuit is quietly settled.


Silicon Valley jewelers like dealing in cryptocurrency.


Amazon plans 3,000 cashier-less stores.


How artificial intelligence is reprogramming fashion.


De Beers’ sales flatline, Alrosa’s climb.

– India’s rough imports continue to fall.

– Albert Robinson: Why we should be skeptical of industry figures.


Is De Beers’ lab-grown line right for Signet?

– Business of Fashion on De Beers and Lightbox.


De Beer the family sues De Beers, the company.


Profile of man overseeing Sierra Leone diamond mine.


Alrosa to auction big stones in New York.


Ghana’s diamond industry is “on its knees.”


Three Belgian-Indian individuals wanted by Interpol.


Lazare Kaplan’s suit against Antwerp Diamond Bank dismissed.


Israel Diamond Exchange appoints Zini as new head.


Management shuffles continue at Baselworld owner.


Jewelers of America names GEM Award nominees.


Black Enterprise talks with Jason McNary, CEO of Madrid jewelry line UNOde50.


Latinos face discrimination in fashion industry.


Greek court protects Folli Follie’s assets from creditors.


Couple’s wedding ring lost after Kay shipped it for repairs.


Jeweler Kat Florence alleges Sarah Jessica Parker kept $150K in borrowed jewels.


Phillips pulls Steve McQueen watch from sale.


Sotheby’s to auction off Sinatras’ jewelry.


Travis Scott spends $100,000 on custom yellow diamond ring.


British museums, hedge funds battle over Titanic treasure.


Jeweler offers cookie copies of ring.


New “gerrymander jewelry” apes weird congressional districts.


Media Watch:

The New York Times: A wedding ring “with a dirty little secret.”

Town & Country: “Secret global network of private super jewelers.”


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