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Sept. 24 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup


This week: Amazon planning “high-tech” department stores. Nirav Modi, the miniseries. And why digital advertising and Facebook Marketplace are quite dangerous. All below.


Jewelry sales poised to jump 50% this holiday, SpendingPulse says.

– Reeds Jewelers’ revenue grows 52%.

– U.S. watch and jewelry sales steady in July.


Interview with Brilliant Earth CEO Beth Gerstein.

– Stock soars past expectations.

– Gerstein interviewed on Fox Business (video).

– What does SPAC frenzy mean for fashion and luxury industry?


2021 Emmy Awards jewelry: The earrings have it!

– Billy Porter makes statement for men wearing diamonds.


Alex and Ani Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan okayed.


Vortic Watch Co. looks ahead after victory in Swatch Group trademark lawsuit.


Is the Rolex boom a bubble?

– Rolex breaks silence on watch shortages.

– Perhaps “secretive” company is becoming more open.


Retail groups ask for 90 days to get ready for vaccine requirements.


Amazon’s planned department stores could be “high-tech.”


Worth-reading explainer on online advertising.


Facebook Marketplace has become a haven for scammers.


RJC developing standard for lab-grown materials.


World Diamond Council debuts new System of Warranties.


Alrosa looking at how kimberlite can grab CO2.


Can crypto save China’s diamond market?


Massive uncut diamond unveiled in New York.


Reforms spur Angola’s diamond sector growth.


Owner of Catoca insists it not to blame for deadly spill.


New Debmarine Namibia diamond recovery vessel sets world record.


Kyrgyzstan seeks to join Kimberley Process.


South African government officials charged with diamond theft.


Another diamond with fake GIA inscription surfaces.


Georgia jewelers arrested for stealing customers’ jewelry.


Jewelers, dealer sentenced for helping fence stolen goods.


JVC shares anti–money laundering tips.


Are Canal Street landlords liable for fake watch sales?


Jeweler admits selling fake Patek Philippe by mistake.

– Lessons from the Lil Baby watch debacle.

– Hodinkee has advice.

– So does Lil Durk.


Jesper Nielsen under fire from ambassadors as business history comes to light.

– Nielsen’s family sent to bankruptcy quarantine.


Star of The Only Way Is Essex accused of defrauding people.


Marie Antionette’s diamonds are hitting the auction block.


Meghan Markle wears new diamond ring.


Lil Uzi Vert says fans ripped diamond out of his forehead.


Nirav Modi’s life to be made into TV series.


New Netflix series on diamonds starts filming in Antwerp, Belgium.


Short documentary covers diggers at Crater of Diamonds State Park (video).


Barneys heir to write “explosive tell-all.”


Shane Co. celebrates store opening with redesign, selfie station.


Vrai opens Los Angeles showroom.


Former Richemont executives launch watch brand.


U.S. buyers offer their take on VicenzaOro fair.


Martin Flyer hires Bruce Lake as regional sales manager.


Indiana jeweler Peter F. Ball loved the craft and technology of his work.


Pandora relaunches Me collection with Addison Rae and Charli XCX.


How John Hatleberg replicates famous diamonds (video).


From the Blog

Interview With Brilliant Earth CEO Beth Gerstein


From the Podcast

The Jewelry District, Episode 52: Thoughts From the JCK Show



PriceScope’s “In the Loupe”

National Jeweler’s “How to Write a Book”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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By: Rob Bates

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