Sept. 8 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Internet Roundup

This week: Making an attempt to know Rolex’s plan for Bucherer. Do individuals nonetheless prefer to buy groceries? Why the cluster ring turned often known as the #ShutUpRing. All under.


Signet sees hope for vacation after robust quarter

– Firm has a good suggestion of when you’re getting engaged

– Earnings name transcript

– Pam Danziger: How “companies” technique offers Signet a competitive advantage (with quote by moi)


How Rolex’s buy of Bucherer will shake up watch industry

– Why Watches of Switzerland should be worried

– Rolex retailers in Europe, U.S. should worry too

– What happens now

– Questions on impact on market

– “The acquisition makes perfect sense”

– What makes Bucherer special

– Good evaluation from founder of Chrono24


Privately held corporations outperform other watch brands


Hodinkee cuts one-fifth of jobs


GIA lays off 151 at Southern California headquarters


JFC government director David Rocha to retire


Greenland Ruby mine suspends manufacturing


Diamond costs are falling in a single key segment of market

– Rapaport: Costs continue to drop

– De Beers’ tough gross sales decline again

– The “measured” language of De Beers’ rough sales


India urges tough sellers to be cautious


Choron Group invests in new Ekati proprietor


India asks U.S. to permit launch of frozen Russian funds

– The New York Occasions on Russian diamond sanctions

– Two plans for sidelining Russian diamonds (video)

– Alrosa begins growing new diamond mine


India desires to incorporate lab-grown diamonds in free trade talks


WD offers up authorized fights amid new tech pivot


The lengthy historical past of stabilizing lab-grown diamond costs

– China’s Lilang Diamond claims they’ve now actually stabilized


How do retailers cope with lower lab-grown prices?


Are lab-growns catching on in United Arab Emirates?


Why the jewellery enterprise hasn’t plateaued


Vox: “Going purchasing” is dead


The Atlantic: Brick-and-mortar retail lives!


Good Earth opens showrooms in three luxurious malls

– Signal of malls’ health?


CEOs backing down from pledges to be more egalitarian


The RealReal and the challenges of the resale business

– How new CEO plans to revive it


Jewellery model Aurate’s partnerships with wholesale retailers


Swarovski’s “retail transformation”

– Firm plans new lab-grown line

– Appoints authorized and compliance officer


Borsheims promotes 4 vets on government staff


Charles Stanley joins Day’s Jewelers board


Richard Mille nonetheless concerned in companies he founded (subscription)


Diamond sellers charged with unlawful transactions


Christie’s cancels future Heidi Horten jewellery sale


Union plans strike at De Beers’ Venetia mine


The struggles of gem miners in Mozambique


California cracking down on greenwashing


FTC continues to focus on false “Made in USA” advertising


Adamas One receives NASDAQ delisting notice


Bulgari household heirs in “bitter feud” (subscription)


Surat architect-engineer creates diamond portrait of Prime Minister Modi for birthday


Wallace Chan exhibit in London will characteristic one of many world’s largest black diamonds


7-year-old woman finds 2.95 ct. diamond at state park


Diamonds Do Good awards 5 Canadian scholarships


The disappearance of freshwater pearl mussels from Scottish rivers


Jason Terry accused of stiffing celeb jeweler over $25,000 diamond Rolex


Britney Spears replaces wedding ceremony ring with a huge piece of cheap bling


Pamela Andrerson likes to buy herself jewelry (particularly when she’s a paid spokesperson)


Royal Mint makes use of recycled gold for jewelry


Why some name the cluster ring the “shut up ring” (jeez, individuals)


Media Watch

– Monetary Occasions on Disney watch collectors, AI-designed watches, luxury brands and cultural conservation, Coco Chanel jewelry, and the watchmaking skills gap

– The New York Occasions on Georges and Jacques Lenfant, jewelry based on toys, bee jewelry, John Hardy’s new designs, escalator jewelry, jewelers using precious wire, the brand new Paris jewelry fair


From the Weblog

The Lengthy Historical past of Stabilizing Lab-Grown Diamond Costs


From the Podcast     

The Jewellery District, Episode 103: Visitor Lorraine West



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