Feb. 3 Diamond Shavings: Your Net Roundup 

This week: De Beers and Botswana mentioned to be near an settlement. Tiffany and Nike aren’t profitable followers in China. Plus: Neil Lane’s ketubahs. All beneath.


U.S. seeks to tighten guidelines on Russian diamonds

– Belgian prime minister calls them “blood diamonds”

– E.U. considers capping imports

– State Dept. engages with gold business over sanctions


Extra U.S. jewellery shops opened, fewer closed in 2022


Tenoris: December jewelry sales fall


Nike x Tiffany & Co. shoe collab units Web on hearth

– Will get “lukewarm reception” in China

– An indication of “luxury’s new direction”?

– Report: Tiffany artistic director departing


Audemars Piguet plans licensed pre-owned program


Gold hits nine-month high


Report: Good Earth conducts layoffs

– Opens North Carolina showroom


De Beers, Botswana talks enter “last lap” (subscription)


Gross sales decline at De Beers’ first sight

– Anglo American expresses “cautious optimism” for diamond growth


Surat’s diamond sparkle fades as business faces recession

– Diamond commerce looks to lab-grown


India makes “sweeping reform” to advertise lab-grown sector

– Authorities assertion on lab-grown

– Some welcome this

– Some not so much


Ya’akov Almor on Rapaport and lab-grown


GIA introduces new lab-grown and light-weight efficiency stories


Charles & Colvard’s gross sales and net income falls


GIA examines uncommon 126 ct. cat’s-eye emerald


Former AGTA president Bilgore sounds off on responsible sourcing


The RealReal names new CEO


Greenland Ruby appoints new CEO


Armenian Jewelers, WJA, DCA add administrators


Jewelers for Youngsters, JA, Edge announce new honorees


Kohl’s lays off 60 at corporate headquarters


Lowe’s is now selling jewelry


New Miami jewellery constructing set to open in first quarter


How Daniel’s Jewelers designs shops for Hispanic customers


A Burlington, Vt., jewellery retailer will promote once-stolen necklace


When resale corporations go bankrupt, who is left holding the bag?


Can India survive Adani’s $100 billion collapse?


Six banks be a part of Grant Thornton in case against Winsome’s Mehtas


Antwerp raids flip up 50 million euros worth of gems


Queens, N.Y., jeweler discovered responsible of cash laundering


Tennessee jeweler pleads responsible in jewelry heist


Jewelers fear about pretend Native American jewelry at gem show


Corporations attempt to battle “scourge” of bogus online reviews


Bulgari sisters in “billion-dollar family feud” (subscription)


Take a tour of jewellery mogul Kendra Scott’s expansive (i.e., costly) Texas home


Additionally, take a tour of Neil Lane’s home

– Lane designing ketubahs


E-book pays tribute to the founder of Fred


City & Nation wonders: Does Kim Kardashian have good taste in jewelry?


Hailey Bieber pairs bikini prime with over $350K worth of diamonds


In picture, Beyoncé goes bare except for diamonds


Girl is sick of household’s snide feedback about engagement ring


Actuality-show host “feeling warmth” after promoting engagement ring inside days of splitting up with ex


Scientists use lasers to remodel plastic into tiny diamonds


Subway is gifting away a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring


College of Alberta finds new data in “superdeep” diamond


Media Watch

Scripps: “Why can we put a lot worth in diamonds?”


From the Weblog

U.S. Seeks to Tighten Guidelines on Russian Diamonds


From the Podcast   

The Jewellery District, Episode 88: VicenzaOro Recap, Sarine Buying GCAL, and Noncompetes



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