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Sept. 23 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


Wishing a happy and healthy new year to all who celebrate.

This week: Gold price hits multiyear low. Botswana seeks to reduce reliance on diamonds. And, the woman who accidentally donated jewelry to a charity shop is now “distraught.” All below.


Small gains expected for jewelry this holiday

– Deloitte sees “muted growth”


Daniel’s Jewelers expands to the East Coast


Gold price hits two-year low


Has the market burst for secondhand watch prices?


De Beers Forevermark backtracks on loose diamond plan


Four factors that will shape the lab-grown diamond industry’s future

– Canadian company says it’s the first to produce lab-grown there


Rapaport podcast interview with analyst Kieron Hodgson (audio)

– Rapaport on the “art of exclusivity”

– What jewelers can learn from luxury giants


Russian gem sales “fracturing” trade

– Russia expects 34–35 million carat production


Belgium’s diamonds “lose shine amid Russia sanctions talk”

– No reduction in Russian rough coming into Belgium

– Belgium prime minister praised at diamond conference


Grib cancels auction following payment block


Israeli state attorney reaches plea bargain with Lev Leviev

– Lev Leviev questioned in smuggling case after landing at Israeli airport


The New York Times on the South African dam break


IPIS on reported leak from Catoca diamond mine


More than $10 million in fake jewelry seized in Cincinnati


Oklahoma jeweler arrested for allegedly stealing from consumers


Brink’s robbery time line “doesn’t make sense”


Attorney now main suspect in Detroit jeweler’s murder


Ekati hires company to build underwater diamond crawler

– Jewelry insider visits Canadian diamond mine


Botswana seeks to reduce reliance on diamonds


Vicenza panel on jewelry supply chain regulation (video)


WatchBox chooses Andy Zhang for expansion into China


Hearts On Fire names new VP of sales, territory managers


Diamond Dealers Club appoints new general counsel


Investment fund Diamond Standard announces new funding round


Ethical Gem Fair coming to New York City


Kate Middleton wears Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry


South Africa calls for U.K. to return “stolen” diamond


Trial witness says Sara Netanyahu drew sketches of jewelry she wanted as gifts


Jaeger-LeCoultre taps Anya Taylor-Joy as brand ambassador


TAG Heuer’s 27-year-old CEO hires brand ambassador half his age


The man behind Parisian jewelry house Fred


Kendra Scott tells all in new memoir


Tiffany debuts new Lock collection pop-up store


Pandora reimagines Keith Haring’s art in new collection


Why the hip-hop community embraced jewelry


Ice-T tells rappers to stop wearing jewelry in Los Angeles


Jon Hamm calls for Erika Jayne to return allegedly stolen jewelry


Mariah Carey talks diamonds, from her bathtub


Handmade jewelry made for Betty White goes up for auction


Woman “distraught” after accidentally donating jewelry to charity shop


Lost diamond ring returned weeks later


Rizzoli’s best forthcoming jewelry books 

– There’s a new book on Tiffany & Co.


From the Blog

Why The Hip-Hop Community Embraced Jewelry


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 78: Guest Eric Ku



Have a great weekend and happy new year!


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By: Rob Bates

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