April 21 Diamond Shavings: Your Internet Roundup 

This week: How a lot have lab-grown diamond wholesale costs fallen? TikTok feuds modernize the diamond district. And a brand new Netflix collection shall be set within the Antwerp diamond trade. All beneath.


Signet doesn’t see any extra main acquisitions

– Predicts $10 billion in gross sales from wedding rebound

–  Not “mall retailer”

– Reveals power in omnichannel

– CEO Drosos will get love-bombed on Mad Money (video)


Australian jeweler Michael Hill buys native rival


Tiffany reopens New York Metropolis flagship

WWD’s “floor-by-floor guide”


David’s Bridal information for chapter, plans to fire 9,000


Diamond supplier, associates charged with violating U.S. sanctions

– U.S. sanctions diamond firms for ties to alleged Hezbollah funder

– Press releases from Justice Department and Treasury Department 

– All these added to OFAC list


Avi Krawitz deep dive into Botswana–De Beers divide

– HB Antwerp deal caught in “political crossfire” (subscription)

– New De Beers CEO posts about visit to India and diamonds in speakers


Do pure diamonds actually have “inherent value”?

– Naturaldiamonds.com posts new “diamond facts”


The “new” diamond district, full with TikTok feuds


Diavik “misunderstood” spill reporting requirements


Lab-grown wholesale costs have fallen 85%


Opposition says Indian authorities let Jatin Mehta flee due to connection to Adani

– Says Mehta’s shell corporations pumped money into Adani

– Deep dive into Winsome Diamonds saga: elements 1 and 2


Tom Chatham writes e book about his family


Gold worth goes over $2,000 again


We’re previous watch world “insanity”


Swiss watch leaders desperate to make up for “lost time in China” (by Victoria Gomelsky)

– Smaller watches change into biggest timepiece trend


Cartier tries digital try-on device


The reputations of main luxury brands have fallen


New Netflix collection covers Antwerp diamond district


Ex–UFC fighter accused of stealing jewelry


Delaware jeweler William Minster dies


Walmart U.S. chief merchandising officer steps down


John Antonacci promoted at Gannon & Scott


Yondor Diamonds faucets Venus Jewel vet to go Indian workplace


JVC provides Dallow, Holtzman, Zerouki to board


Sensible Earth opens new showroom in Southern California


A 116 ct. tsavorite is now in the Smithsonian


Large pink diamond discovered in Lesotho


50,900-diamond ring units world file


Brides provides recommendation on hiding an engagement-ring box


Media Watch

Monetary Occasions on alternative engagement rings, Lebanese jewelers, and the industry’s “blue period”


From the Weblog

Signet Doesn’t See Any Extra Main Acquisitions


From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 93: Company Feriel Zerouki and Mahiar Borhanjoo



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