March 17 Diamond Shavings: Your Net Roundup 

This week: Is the Rolex market “rigged”? A doable lab-grown diamond scandal in Singapore. And analysis suggests diamonds are rarer than we predict.


Signet’s comps fall amid “difficult” setting

– Inventory climbs

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Good Earth gross sales see small fourth-quarter drop

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Edahn Golan: Jewellery gross sales down in February

– Sherry Smith: How did unbiased jewelers do in January and February?


2023 Oscar jewellery: “every thing all over the place that we liked”

– Roundups from National Jeweler, The Hollywood Reporter, Who Wore What, The Wall Street Journal (subscription)

– Pregnant Rihanna adorns her bump with $1.8 million diamond belly chain

– Who wore what watches at Oscars

– Among the Oscars’ finest jewelry moments


WWD: Silicon Valley Financial institution may have “chilling impact” on fashion


Gold worth surges after twin financial institution closures


HRD hits again on “upgrading” allegations

– Peter Meeus calls allegations “shocking”


Avi Krawitz on the business’s Russian crisis


The Ekati diamond mine has (one other) new proprietor

– Locals need the mine to continue


Paul Zimnisky: What pure diamond provide may look like in 2030


Indian diamond business adjusts to uncertainties


Petra’s newest tender sees bettering diamond price trend


Why not all lab-grown diamonds are created equal


India’s diamond business “grows up”

– BBC on India’s adoption of lab-grown


Diamond Foundry to construct manufacturing facility in “empty Spain”


Sydney Morning Herald on the rising doubts in regards to the “ethics of lab-grown diamonds”


Singapore lab-grown firm recordsdata criticism over lacking diamonds, diamond seeds


South African diamond supplier Leibenberg fights liquidation of his company


The Rolex market is “rigged towards normal consumers”

– Rolex boosts manufacturing with three pop-up facilities


How the “excessive finish” is driving the watch market


Boston Consulting Group on the luxurious pre-owned watch market


Personal fairness agency buys stake in U.Ok. jewellery model Monica Vinader


De-influencing “is the brand new influencing”


JCK Trade Fund’s 2023 grant recipients introduced


Julia Roberts turns into Chopard ambassador


Reed Krakoff begins reinvention of John Hardy


Opsydia appoints Jimmy Gove for gross sales, advertising and marketing


Eva Violante named head of Americas division for Phillips jewels


Longtime Borsheims worker Jennifer Johnson retires


Nirav Modi says he’s “broke”


James Avery worker fired for TikTok video


Brazil audit courtroom orders Bolsonaro to return Saudi jewelry gift


Queen Consort Camilla modifies Queen Mary’s crown


Koh-i-Noor to be acknowledged as “symbol of conquest”


1,000-year-old stays, jewellery present in uncommon coffin in hidden cemetery


Arkansas man finds “huge ugly diamond” at state park


New analysis suggests diamonds have “always been rare”


Media Watch

The New York Instances/Victoria Gomelsky visits the Tucson gem show

Additionally from the Instances: the Cross turns into “style choice,” a chat with Chaumet’s archivist, the which means of Georgian jewelry, “forgotten” watches getting second lives, the brand new vogue for tiaras, and jewellery manufacturers with hidden details


From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 91: Visitor Tom Nolan



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