Sept. 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Amazon introduces Alexa jewelry. A spate of jewelry thefts at Trump Tower. And Ben Bridge introduces hologram technology to ring buying. All below.


Emmys 2019 Jewelry: JCK editors’ favorite looks


Richemont acquires Buccellati

Jewelry crime didn’t pay so well last year


How the trade war is affecting the jewelry business

– Centurion offers tariff coping strategies


Why aren’t British luxury brands worried about no-deal Brexit?


Hong Kong September show sees weak turnout

– Show does little to boost diamond demand

– Diamond Producers Association sees “slowdown” in Asia (video)


WD Lab-Grown Diamonds hires new CEO


TAG Heuer appoints North American president


Nordstrom promotes digital guru to COO


EBay CEO steps down amid board pressure


Overstock hires permanent CEO as CEO resigns


Rent the Runway exec steps down after supply chain issues

– Customers share horror stories


Ashi Diamonds hires Thomas Eddy


Tulsa jeweler Bruce Weber dies at 90


Prominent Kentucky jewelers reportedly indicted for ring theft


Ivanka Trump’s old business partner Lax in new lawsuit


NYPD probing jewelry thefts at Trump Tower


Louisiana CBP seizes $90 million in counterfeit jewelry


Katy Perry missing jewelry lawsuit dropped


Six diamond workers in Surat commit suicide

– Industry holds workshops to prevent more suicides


Synova launches automatic diamond cutter


Alrosa board approves Kristall takeover


Rio Tinto still likes the diamond business

– “Last-ever” Argyle pinks come to London (video)


NGO says De Beers deal “impoverishes” Botswana


Angola seizes diamonds, expels half a million migrants


ABN Amro under investigation for not reporting suspicious transactions

Belgians have €174 billion in foreign accounts, tax department learns

Diamond-tracking blockchain company Everledger gets $20 million in funding


Ben Bridge introduces “hologram technology” to engagement ring buying.


A look at Van Cleef’s new jewelry boutique in Los Angeles


Barneys gets letter of interest from potential buyers

– Business Insider traces its rise and fall


Amazon is making Alexa jewelry


Why Amazon will regret building private-label brands


“Grass roots” campaign against Amazon funded by its biggest rivals


Israeli boutique jewelry chain shuts down


How World War I changed the watch industry


Mugal Emperor emerald crushes auction estimates


313 ct. D-color called the largest D diamond ever


Jewelers of America announces Gem award nominees


New mineral named after GIA’s Koivula


New mineral found inside diamond speck


Rare diamond found in 1928 in West Virginia


Man proposes to girlfriend with carrot inside of ring


Facebook ring shamers don’t like “tall” engagement ring


Adam Sandler plays “jeweler from hell” in new movie trailer


It turns out Brad Pitt is not dating jewelry designer


50 Cent buys son diamond-chain for his 7th birthday


What you need to know about the Princess’ engagement ring


Media Watch

The New York Times Style Magazine profiles jeweler Kim Dunham

PopSugar writer no longer wears her diamond engagement ring


From the Blog

How the Trade War is Affecting the Jewelry Business


JCK Podcasts

Episode Five. Guest: Tiffany Stevens


Have a great weekend!



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