Sept 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Net Roundup

This week: Why each app goes into e-commerce. The battle over John Lennon’s $10 million Patek Phillipe. And the ring that proposes for you. All under.


Even luxurious customers on the lookout for holiday season discounts

– Survey says People will spend less this holiday

– Shoppers deprioritize vogue amid lease will increase, credit card bills

– Retailers cut back holiday hiring

– Bain and Deloitte stay upbeat


Diamond business gears up for G7 Russian ban

– Business slams Antwerp proposal

– Martin Rapaport slams WDC’s

– Poland needs to incorporate Belarus

– Why the ban issues to India

– Ukraine consists of Indian diamond producer in list of “war sponsors”

– Shree Ram Exports refutes allegations

– Russia now UAE’s top gold source


Alrosa suspends two upcoming tough gross sales

– Indian business requested sales halt

– Paul Zimnisky says pure enterprise wants “growth catalysts”


Indian diamantaires “navigate multiple storms”


Indian sellers nonetheless see potential in lab-grown


Was finish of De Beers lab-grown take a look at “self fulfilling prophecy”?

– Lightbox sticking with flat pricing


Dubai lab-grown diamond commerce hits $1.5 billion


Pandora says lab-grown diamonds suits its model more than most jewelers


European Union banning phrases like “eco,” “carbon impartial,” and “local weather impartial”


Greenland Ruby mine hopes to reopen in 2025


Jagersfontein residents pressured to signal mine disaster settlement


De Beers mine suspends operations after fatal vehicle collision


Jeweler swapped pure diamonds for lab-growns, police say


Kansas jeweler closes following questions about missing ring


Costs of diamond smuggling in Michael Mirilashvili court case (translation)


Diamond vanishes in Canadian consignment deal gone wrong


David Yurman sues Royal Chain, Samuel B


Retailer warned about fraudulent GIA email


Kretchmer model to look in new DGSE retailer


Group buys Dayton, Ohio-based Jaffe Jewelers


Timex is the most recent model to take resale in-house


Hearts On Fireplace appoints chief business officer


Hindman names Reginald Brack jewellery, watch director


Eyal Axelrod begins Lexa Consulting


Hublot appoints TAG Heuer’s Nick Callegari as U.K. brand director


Tiffany does collab with LVMH-owned luggage brand Rimowa


Neil Lane introduces lab-grown bridal collection at Kay


“Each app needs to be a shopping app”


FTC names Amazon execs in “dark patterns” complaint


Police in Brazil crack down on $1.2 billion illegal gold operations


LBMA goals to create safe gold database


Did Sen. Bob Menendez and spouse improperly take gold bars?


Inside deserted Namibian diamond city, the place houses are buried in sand


Fox/Jesse Waters alarmed as a result of Biden household did enterprise with “Chinese diamond dealers”


Washington governor Inslee tours Diamond Foundry


Pink diamonds shaped when a supercontinent broke apart


Bleu Royal, 17.6 ct. fancy vivid gem, may fetch $50 million


Court docket battle near resolving possession of John Lennon’s $10 million Patek Philippe


“Al the Jeweler” is behind the Jets’ custom bling


Good Q and A with Stanley Zale


Spouse mocks the ring her husband gave her on social media


Norwegian man finds historic jewels with metal detector


An actual housewife has a meltdown a few missing piece of jewelry


Appeals court docket orders return of $70,000 engagement ring in divorce case


The engagement ring that proposes for you


I make one other enjoyable look (for me a minimum of) on the Paul Zimnisky podcast


Media Watch

Robb Report lists largest diamonds ever sold (by Victoria Gomelsky)

Irish newspaper asks if engagement rings are “antiquated”

Investopedia asks if you happen to ought to get a private mortgage for a ring


From the Weblog

Diamond Business Gears Up for G7 Russia Ban


From the Podcast     

The Jewellery District, Episode 104: Rolex and Bucherer, Audemars Piguet, Rob’s New E-book



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