Your Net Roundup – JCK

This week: Walmart is placing promoting in retailer aisles. A nasty combat takes place in Diamond District retailer. And Kelly Clarkson needs diamonds thrown at her. All beneath.


How the recession doomers bought the U.S. economy so wrong


The ultra-wealthy have by no means been richer and so they’re spending like crazy

– Pam Danziger: Luxurious clients placing purchases “on hold”


Retail rents rise in second quarter


Walmart provides promoting in store aisles


Kering-Valentino deal helps reignite luxury M&A market


Diamond costs plummet in “difficult market”

– De Beers faces “next quartz crisis” (subscription)


Botswana plans new sales channel

– Subsequent for De Beers: a Namibia deal


Insurance coverage firms suppose lab-grown diamonds are a “risk headache”


No pay disparity between lab-grown and natural diamond polishers


Offended letters present tensions between Indian bourses


555 ct. black diamond purchased with misappropriated funds, says SEC


Over $10 million in jewels stolen from Paris Piaget


How a GPS-enabled Rolex led to the seize of a theft crew


The good Rolex recession is here

– Discontinued Daytonas serving to Rolex prices

– Second-hand watch costs slump to two-year low


Aurate partnering with Helzberg on collection


John Hardy appoints new president and CEO

– Reed Krakoff’s first John Hardy collection is here


IGI names new director of operations and enterprise growth


Lagos promotes Amanda Willinger to chief income officer


Brosway Italia hires two U.S. VPs


Macy’s provide chain officer steps down


Interview with new Smithsonian gems curator

– NPR interviews retiring curator Jeffrey Post (as does JCK)


How inexperienced is your watchmaker?


Hermès has $1 billion in watch gross sales in its sights


“How tradition drives the Swiss watch industry” (subscription)


Tiffany lands on NRF’s listing of fastest-growing retailers


Jesper Nielsen claims Pandora owes him money (translation)


Buyer flabbergasted at eco-impact of jewelry packaging


Colonial diamonds overshadow Tower of London’s most interesting objects


“Beefy brawlers” get into combat in Diamond District store


New laser slicing approach for diamond semiconductors


Anti-counterfeiting tech attracts on distinctive qualities of micro-diamonds


Drake purchased Tupac’s ring for $1.01 million

– It’s Drake’s newest auction win


Kelly Clarkson says you may throw diamonds at her (however that’s it)


Which Intercourse and the Metropolis engagement ring was the most expensive?


From the Podcast     

The Jewellery District, Episode 101: Visitor Jeffrey Put up


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