Might 5 Diamond Shavings: Your Internet Roundup 

This week: Gold hits new report. Freddie Mercury’s Tiffany mustache comb. Are the Arnaults a real-life Succession? All beneath.


InStore: Almost 50% of jewelers reported sales gains in March

– Commerce Division: U.S. watch and jewellery gross sales present largest decline since pandemic


Pandora’s U.S. gross sales fall 7%

– Pandora’s CEO talks to CNN (video)


Charles & Colvard’s gross sales drop 32%


GIA sees largest lab-grown diamond ever: 34.59 carats


The “dirt on greenwashing”

– Sure ESG claims could also be much less correct than they appear


Spot gold costs hit record high


Rolex brings licensed pre-owned program to United States

– Bucherer’s “first-mover advantage”

– “Why Rolex costs will keep falling”


Watchfinder takes intention at stolen watches


Will Chinese language luxurious watch buyers return?

– China continues to gas spring luxury rebound


De Beers, Botswana curbing feedback on contract

– Proposed “diamond debate” called off

Semafor appears to be like at Botswana’s diamonds

– Classes from the Lesidi la Rona “sabotage”


Why the World Financial institution is eager about the diamond business


The place are all of the Russian diamonds?


Russian gold is in fingers of “obscure firms”


IPIS report on Zimbabwe diamond industry


How is Diavik saying goodbye to Northwest Territories?


Arizona man arrested for diamond smuggling


India attaches belongings of diamond dealer in money laundering case


Famed jewellery designer Effy Hematian dies


Trade chief and recruiter Rick Borchert dies


Susan Jacques wins AGS’ Shipley Award


Michael Schechter joins BOSS Logics


Bremont hires watch business vet Davide Cerrato as CEO


Virginia jeweler hit with “nanny-cam” lawsuit


Tiffany sues NYC jeweler, alleging counterfeit sales


Victoria Gomelsky studies from Tiffany shindig

– New flagship is “greater than a jewelry store”

– LVMH chief Arnault ordered makeover after getting lost in the store


Tiffany grabbed the last 35 Argyle pinks

– Argyle Rose options certainly one of mine’s final diamonds


Dua Lipa sporting lots of Tiffany


Freddie Mercury had a Tiffany mustache comb


How Bernard Arnault’s legacy battle resembles Succession


Saint Laurent introduces first jewelry collection


Report from 2023 Met Gala


Charles’ coronation will function “serious bling”

– South Africans name for U.Ok. to return crown jewels

– A “visible historical past of the Koh I Noor”


Princess Diana 178-diamond necklace is up for sale


Princess Charlotte may inherit over $2.2 million in jewelry


Lady refuses to offer stepson heirloom ring as a result of he’s “mean and hostile”


Lady wears pretend engagement ring as a result of she’s sick of men pestering her


“Hilarious” toddler desires mom’s diamond ring (video)


Archaeologists discover gem stones at historic Roman bathhouse


Media Watch

The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The Australian (subscription) on lab-grown diamonds

Refinery29 runs e book excerpt about “ugly history” of diamonds

BBC on “super-deep diamonds”


From the Podcast

The Jewellery District, Episode 94: Tiffany’s Reopening, Watches and Wonders, Signet’s Investor Day


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