Sept. 6 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week in Diamond Shavings: Meghan Markle subject to weird diamond-wearing rules. The downfall of the “mad king” of Overstock. And a guy proposes to his girlfriend—without her knowing. All below.

 

Signet’s comps fall, but stock rises.

– Shares “glitter.”

– Hires new U.K. head, communications officer.

– Earnings call transcript.

 

Tiffany is opening two more Blue Box Cafés.

– Earnings call transcript.

 

The diamond business copes with (yet another) crisis.

– De Beers’ diamond sales $1 billion less than last year’s.

– Reports on the industry’s woes from Financial Times, The Africa Report, and National Public Radio.

 

Pandora debuts new brand road map.

InStyle likes the reboot.

 

Mikimoto taps Ogilvy for “transformation.”

 

What you’ll see at Saks’ new jewelry Vault.

 

Lord + Taylor sold to online retailer Le Tote.

 

Ehrenwald leaves IGI to start lab-grown exchange.

 

Women’s Jewelry Association hires new executive director.

 

World Diamond Council executive director resigns.

 

GIA chief marketing officer Kathryn Kimmel to retire.

 

Neiman Marcus appoints new president as CFO departs.

 

Nordstrom appoints chief merchandising officer.

 

David Morrow of Reinhold Jewelers dies.

 

Fugitive jeweler sentenced for insider trading.

 

The New York Times looks at “tainted gold.”

 

Sierra Leone locals complain about Chinese diamond miners.

 

Dior chief compares lab-growns to “clones.”

Forbes on lab-grown “hype.”

The Telegraph on the lab-grown threat.

 

Surat industry fears recession.

– 300 diamond polishers lose jobs.

– Diamond workers need benefits, Gujarat union says.

– Diamond company can’t give expensive Diwali gift this year.

 

Indian jewelers worry about Hong Kong unrest.

 

Botswana wants to reduce diamond dependence.

 

Stornoway Diamonds faces delisting.

 

German scientist works on diamond alternative.

 

The fall of Patrick Byrne, Overstock’s “mad king.”

 

Boxer Adrien Broner sued by New York jeweler.

 

Meghan Markle can’t wear diamonds before 6 p.m.

 

Jeweler creates gold AirPods.

 

A look at Tiffany’s $75,000 chess set.

 

Artist will make a $2 million diamond disappear at New York Stock Exchange.

 

Metal detector finds valuable gold ring in garage.

 

Man proposed to his girlfriend 23 times without her knowing.

 

Company strikes back at Google AdWords.

 

Media Watch

Business Insider tours a Russian diamond mine.

 

From the Blog

The Diamond Business Copes With (Yet Another) Crisis

 

JCK Podcasts

Guest: Joe Thompson of Hodinkee

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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