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Sept 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Why every app is going into e-commerce. The battle over John Lennon’s $10 million Patek Phillipe. And the ring that proposes for you. All below.


Even luxury shoppers looking for holiday season discounts

– Survey says Americans will spend less this holiday

– Consumers deprioritize fashion amid rent increases, credit card bills

– Retailers scale back holiday hiring

– Bain and Deloitte stay upbeat


Diamond industry gears up for G7 Russian ban

– Industry slams Antwerp proposal

– Martin Rapaport slams WDC’s

– Poland wants to include Belarus

– Why the ban matters to India

– Ukraine includes Indian diamond producer in list of “war sponsors”

– Shree Ram Exports refutes allegations

– Russia now UAE’s top gold source


Alrosa suspends two upcoming rough sales

– Indian industry requested sales halt

– Paul Zimnisky says natural business needs “growth catalysts”


Indian diamantaires “navigate multiple storms”


Indian dealers still see potential in lab-grown


Was end of De Beers lab-grown test “self fulfilling prophecy”?

– Lightbox sticking with flat pricing


Dubai lab-grown diamond trade hits $1.5 billion


Pandora says lab-grown diamonds fits its brand more than most jewelers


European Union banning terms like “eco,” “carbon neutral,” and “climate neutral”


Greenland Ruby mine hopes to reopen in 2025


Jagersfontein residents pressured to sign mine disaster settlement


De Beers mine suspends operations after fatal vehicle collision


Jeweler swapped natural diamonds for lab-growns, police say


Kansas jeweler closes following questions about missing ring


Charges of diamond smuggling in Michael Mirilashvili court case (translation)


Diamond vanishes in Canadian consignment deal gone wrong


David Yurman sues Royal Chain, Samuel B


Retailer warned about fraudulent GIA email


Kretchmer brand to appear in new DGSE retailer


Group buys Dayton, Ohio-based Jaffe Jewelers


Timex is the latest brand to take resale in-house


Hearts On Fire appoints chief commercial officer


Hindman names Reginald Brack jewelry, watch director


Eyal Axelrod starts Lexa Consulting


Hublot appoints TAG Heuer’s Nick Callegari as U.K. brand director


Tiffany does collab with LVMH-owned luggage brand Rimowa


Neil Lane introduces lab-grown bridal collection at Kay


“Every app wants to be a shopping app”


FTC names Amazon execs in “dark patterns” complaint


Police in Brazil crack down on $1.2 billion illegal gold operations


LBMA aims to create secure gold database


Did Sen. Bob Menendez and wife improperly take gold bars?


Inside abandoned Namibian diamond town, where houses are buried in sand


Fox/Jesse Waters alarmed because Biden family did business with “Chinese diamond dealers”


Washington governor Inslee tours Diamond Foundry


Pink diamonds formed when a supercontinent broke apart


Bleu Royal, 17.6 ct. fancy vivid gem, could fetch $50 million


Court battle close to resolving ownership of John Lennon’s $10 million Patek Philippe


“Al the Jeweler” is behind the Jets’ custom bling


Nice Q and A with Stanley Zale


Wife mocks the ring her husband gave her on social media


Norwegian man finds ancient jewels with metal detector


A real housewife has a meltdown about a missing piece of jewelry


Appeals court orders return of $70,000 engagement ring in divorce case


The engagement ring that proposes for you


I make another fun appearance (for me at least) on the Paul Zimnisky podcast


Media Watch

Robb Report lists biggest diamonds ever sold (by Victoria Gomelsky)

Irish newspaper asks if engagement rings are “antiquated”

Investopedia asks if you should get a personal loan for a ring


From the Blog

Diamond Industry Gears Up for G7 Russia Ban


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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