Aug. 25 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Net Roundup

I might be on trip subsequent week, and this function won’t run. Have an important finish of summer season, and we’ll choose every part up in September.

This week: Must you purchase diamonds for associates? Authorities examine closing of Pittsburgh retailer. And the actual story of the Titanic necklace. All beneath.


Rolex buys retailer and producer Bucherer

– What occurs next?

– Watches of Switzerland says it’s not transferring into retail

– Regardless, Reuters thinks it’s a “ticking time bomb”


Are Swiss watchmakers working a race to the bottom?


Titan Firm purchases remaining shares of CaratLane

– How CaratLane mimicked Blue Nile—then surpassed it


Advert watchdog says Agape Diamonds must beef up disclosure


Retailers’ rising lab-grown doubts

– Lab-grown diamonds proceed to enchantment, despite falling prices

– In Hong Kong they nonetheless prefer naturals

– Steven Singer talks about anti-lab-grown promotion


The pure diamond business’s oversupply challenge


The Atlantic appears at shopping for diamonds for friends


Fears of govt purge at Debswana (subscription)


Lucara finds one other large diamond at Karowe

– Appoints extension of working capital facility


Filmmakers chronicle “disruption” in Botswana diamond industry


The Occasions: Is recycled gold better than mined?


Martin Rapaport on synthetics sold as naturals (video)


Gem-A warns about fraudulent certificates

– A “brushing” scam?


Detectives investigating Pittsburgh retailer after sudden closure


A Saudi Rolex offered in a U.S. mall may get Jair Bolsonaro arrested


Half a billion {dollars} value of stolen Rolexes are in circulation

– Rolex tops record of most stolen luxury watches


Uncommon Fabergé seized on Russian oligarch’s yacht


Lab-grown startup Diamond Lab hires new chairman


IJO names Stephen Barnes as president


Swarovski appoints chief authorized and compliance officer


Macy’s hires chief buyer and digital officer

– Macy’s opens 4 more smaller stores


Michael Hill sales fall


Interview with Tiffany & Co. chief gemologist Victoria Reynolds

– A have a look at Tiffany traceability


Native paper profiles Ronald Winston


Sotheby’s opens Freddie Mercury’s jewellery field to the general public


Blake Vigorous jokes about being a jewelry designer


Love Is Blind star Bartise Bowden needed to rip his permanent jewelry off


Zooey Deschanel’s engagement ring is very “on-brand”


Emily Ratajkowski wears diamond necklace together with her toddler’s face on it


Don’t learn an excessive amount of into Meghan Markle not wearing engagement ring


Why Ivanka Trump is commonly seen with out her wedding ring


Video on how diamonds are made


TikTokers are making jewellery out of…uh…


The Wall Avenue Journal says foot jewellery is in fashion now (subscription)


A 6-year-old jewelry entrepreneur (video)


The actual story of the Titanic diamond necklace


Redditor finds pearls inside 50-cent jewelry box


Antiques Roadshow visitor had “tears” over brooch’s value


From the Podcast     

The Jewellery District, Episode 102: Barbie, Fall Trend, Retail Rebirth, Sale of IGI, Hip-Hop


Have an important weekend!


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