March 31 Diamond Shavings: Your Net Roundup 

This week: Tiffany’s reworked flagship is able to open. Jacob & Co. releases “bonkers” watch.  And a botanical artist creates jewellery from crops. All under.


Signet cuts Blue Nile Seattle employees, together with prime brass


Why jewellery crime hit a brand new excessive final yr


COVID habits fade as buyers return to brick-and-mortar shops


Bots Taking place?

– Botswana buys 24% of HB Antwerp

– De Beers’ Cleaver assured of new Botswana deal

– Okavango “relishes” prospect of promoting more Debswana diamonds

– But it surely’s additionally “struggling” to promote its share of Debswana goods

– Mine employees vowing motion at Lucara

– Gem Diamonds mine faces final closure

– Is Botswana “capturing itself in the foot”?


India worries about lack of Russian goods

– Russians aren’t joyful about attainable diamond sanctions

– De Beers information lobbying disclosure type


Inside Tiffany’s excessive jewellery acceleration plan

– Tiffany is reopening its flagship in four weeks


Public sale homes hope large items will break recent “rut”

– Sotheby’s promoting “most important” pink diamond ever


The Wonders of Watches 

– New Rolex watch tells time and affirmations

– Resellers are asking hundreds extra for discontinued Rolex Milgauss watches

– Hodinkee thinks folks must be “freaking out” about Rolex’s wearable titanium watch

– Jacob & Co. releases “bonkers” $20 million watch

– Breitling breaks into top 10 Swiss watches

– Jean-Claude Biver begins new watch brand

– eBay curates line of discontinued watches

– Tag Heuer hopes to turn into billion-dollar brand (subscription)

FT’s roundup of new trends


The Swiss watch trade is “growing by shrinking”


Watchmakers look to spice up sustainability cred


Edahn Golan: When will lab-grown diamond gross sales be the majority?

– De Beers’ Cleaver says lab-grown “not cannibalizing natural”

– Gary Roskin compares lab-grown diamonds to cultured pearls

– John Jeffay: Lab-growns dominate Israeli forum

– Lab-grown diamonds want “disruptive pricing strategy”


Diamond Foundry needs to buy more land

Forbes profile of Diamond Foundry (subscription)

– Vrai launches customized diamond service


Mehul Choksi accused of overvaluing lab-growns


Singapore lab-grown firm information second lawsuit against director


Gautam Adani’s odyssey from diamond sorter to wealthy man to fraud allegations


David Yurman information copyright case in opposition to jeweler in Puerto Rico


Canadian jeweler scammed in credit card scheme


Zimbabwe silent over allegations of gold smuggling


Worldwide Peace Institute panel on Kimberley Process (video)


Richemont builds database to combat watch theft

– Richemont shakes off Swiss bank concerns


U.Ok. jewellery gross sales rise due to strong dollar


Speidel jewellery retailer returns to Rhode Island after 100 years


D.C. jeweler that honored 50-year-old gift certificate closes


Pandora appoints chief of retail operations


Bloomingdale’s CEO to exchange Macy’s chief Jeff Gennette


Alan Revere to go American Jewellery Design Council


How is trade doing when it comes to diversity? (video)


Botanical artist makes jewellery using real plants


How luxurious manufacturers are taking advantages of Charles’ coronation

– King Charles III sports activities particular piece of bijou in official portrait


Angelina Jolie applies for trademark for clothing, jewelry line


Erika Jayne trashed in court docket after demanding damages for diamond earrings from husband’s bankruptcy


DJ Envy admits to dropping $250,000 in jewelry at airport


Deluxe Vodka is made with gold, crystal, and diamonds


Breitling opens second restaurant


Archaeologists in Armenia unearth “golden tomb” with ancient jewelry


Australian man finds large gold nugget worth $160K


Media Watch

Yahoo Finance speaks with Brilliant Earth

Every day Mail says fancy-colored diamond sales are rising

Monetary Instances on 14 karat gold, Munich jewelry exhibition, the rise in luxury visual media, and watchmaker Megan Young.


From the Weblog
Why Jewellery Crime Hit a New Excessive Final Yr


From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 92: 24 Karat Weekend, Russian Diamonds, and Lab-Grown Diamond High quality


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