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Sept. 9 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  


This week: Jewelry-makers sour on gold. The Rolex market rebalances. Plus, possibly the grossest jewelry featured in this column, which is saying something. All below.


Signet Jewelers’ sales soften in second quarter

– Signet “seems to use debt quite sensibly”

– In a “tough spot”

– Is the market wrong about the stock?

– Completes Blue Nile acquisition

– Acquisition dissected on JCK podcast (audio)

– Earnings call transcript


JA New York to end summer show


IGI issuing cut grades for fancy shapes


Pravay Narvekar: “Winter is coming” for diamond industry

– De Beers warns of “Diwali disruption”


Martin Rapaport: Diamonds need to refocus on love and commitment


Place Vendôme execs remain cold to lab-grown diamonds


GIA finds lab-grown sapphire mixed in with natural parcel


Gold “loses its shine” for jewelry-makers


Rolex hikes U.K. prices by up to 7%

– Is the Rolex market rebalancing?


Influencers like to talk jewelry on TikTok but don’t make money at it


Luxury brands face new retail dilemma in China


Chanel prevails in latest rounds of jewelry button lawsuit


Beny Steinmetz tries to overturn bribery conviction

– Says he “never corrupted anyone”

– Geneva prosecutor demands sentence upheld

– Is he still a billionaire?


Are Mozambique’s rubies a blessing or a curse?


African governments powerless to stop illegal mining


Fatality recorded at the Gahcho Kué mine


Jack Henne, owner of Henne Jewelers, dies at 92


Interview with new Helzberg Diamonds CEO


Matt Stuller “optimistic” about holiday season (audio)


GJEPC elects Vipul Shah new chair


Target CEO staying on for three more years


Piaget CEO tries to recapture 1970s allure


LVMH scion wants to revive Daniel Roth watch brand


How Graff became a billion-dollar brand


How Greenwich Jewelers rebuilt after 9/11


RJC launches due diligence tool kit


Panerai CMO talks sustainability


Company aims to “clean up” pre-owned watch market


Diamond jewelry enters rental space


Some “courtesy” watches rarely get returned


The RealReal is a “total mess”


India’s Vaibhav Jewellers files for IPO


Romanian jeweler invests in digitalization


Tiffany launches new campaign with Beyoncé

– Why this campaign is different


Natural Diamond Council debuts “To Treasure, Now And Forever” campaign


Jewelry world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

– Who will inherit her jewelry?

– Why Kate Middleton has the inside track

– A look back at her jewelry from Vanity Fair, Swirlster, Good Housekeeping

– Got 300-diamond necklace as wedding gift

– India hopes it can get Koh-i-Noor back

– Snopes investigates “stolen diamond” claims

– What jewels to expect at Prince Charles’ coronation


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic collar up for auction


How hip-hop has shifted the jewelry landscape

The New York Times reviews book on  hip-hop jewelry

– Jewelry adorns new book lists


Six “dated” jewelry trends that will be big this fall


Machine Gun Kelly shares obscure feature on Megan Fox’s engagement ring


Lil Meech exonerated in stolen watch case


How diamonds will let us peer deeper into the brain


Botched jewelry proposal goes viral


More jewelers using gold recycled from electronic waste


McDonald’s Netherlands offers jewelry from waste


Jewelry being made out of—well, you’ll see. Or maybe you shouldn’t. You have been warned. So  happy to have this story welcome me back from vacation.


From the Blog

What Kimberley Process Certification Does—And Doesn’t—Guarantee


From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 77: Signet Acquires Blue Nile, Fall Fashion Trends


Have a nice weekend!


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By: Rob Bates

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