April 28 Diamond Shavings: Your Internet Roundup 

This week: There are a number of pretend “handmade” items on Etsy. The Nazi cloud hanging over a Christie’s sale. And Russia’s getting again within the artificial diamond enterprise. All under.


Company economists nonetheless don’t see a recession

– May the U.S. banking disaster have an effect on the diamond industry?

– Signet CEO sees “bright skies ahead”


Tejas Shah steps down as head of Distinctive Designs


Good Earth has doubled its variety of showrooms in a 12 months


Business teams ask FTC crack down on use of “sustainable”

– Is secondhand attire actually good for the planet?


Etsy sellers providing “fake handmake pieces”


Amazon investigates after high-value orders switched during delivery


Is watch theft improve simply a media panic?

– How do sellers spot fake Rolexes? (video)


Sotheby’s let prospects keep away from paying gross sales tax, AG claims


“Nazi cloud” hangs over Christie’s jewelry sale


Belgian Parliament committee approves Russian diamond ban

– Belgium’s temper is turning

– Does expertise hold the answer?

– Antwerp touting origin program Spacecode


Russia to create industrial cluster for production of synthetic diamonds


Chanel says it’s not seeking IPO


Tiffany reopens to “Fifth Avenue in flux”

– Promotional video and Gal Gadot ribbon cutting

– Tour from Robb Report

– Will LVMH see return on investment?


LVMH shifting out of Hong Kong as luxurious buyers stay home


Van Cleef & Arpels to open new jewelry workshops


Interview with head of Pandora in Ireland and United Kingdom


Swavorski CEO’s plan to “shock and dazzle” (subscription)


Charles & Colvard regains compliance with Nasdaq necessities


Lab-grown diamonds are a “separate category”

Fashionista writes what I sincerely hope is the final phrase on lab-grown versus natural diamonds


New Ekati mine proprietor will let previous house owners hold about 20%


De Beers’ manufacturing flat in first quarter


Namdeb turns to renewable energy


De Beers says reclaimed Victor mine will look “natural”


Lesotho rebuts costs of Kimberley Course of noncompliance


Zimbabwe to situation gold-back digital currency


California gold seekers “giddy” after heavy rains


How Mattress, Bathtub & Past alienated suppliers

– Died a “very dumb” death

– Too many coupons?


J.C. Penney promotes Katie Mullen to chief buyer officer


Watch & Jewelry Initiative proclaims new board members


Eiseman Jewelers appoints new president


Seiko and Citizen veteran Ralph Bembridge dies


Robert Goodman Jewelers features followers (largely) with political stands


Jeweler, tech impresario have points merging their art collections


Houston jewellery lets buyers strive on crown jewels


“Evil eye” jewellery used to guard a younger lady 1,800 years in the past is unveiled in Israel


Floyd Mayweather Jr. wore a $1 million diamond-studded hat to Vegas boxing match


Nobody has seen Naomi Watts’ engagement ring for weeks


From the Weblog

Business Teams Ask FTC to Crack Down on Use of “Sustainable”


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


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