Aug. 11 Diamond Shavings: Your Internet Roundup

This week: Huge watch retailers need to purchase shops, however nobody’s promoting. Amazon cuts dozens of private-label manufacturers. And a wedding proposal entails a faux arrest. All under.


IGI’s longtime CEO Roland Lorie steps down


Sensible Earth’s gross sales rise, however income fall

– Earnings name transcript

– Sensible Earth traders have misplaced 40% over last year


Edahn Golan: Jewellery gross sales down in July, lab-growns approach 50% mark

– Steven Singer provides away 100 lab-grown diamonds


Tapestry-Capri merger to create fourth largest luxury conglomerate

– Merger entails substantial debt

– Why LVMH isn’t worried 


Report: LVMH trying to purchase Bergdorf Goodman (subscription)


Saks delays payments to brands (subscription)


Neiman Marcus exec adjustments factors to greater customer focus

– Neiman restructures corporate office (subscription)


Watches of Switzerland, Bucherer can’t discover stores to take over


Shopify, eBay, Etsy using artificial intelligence


Survey suggests TikTok is prime watch influencer


YouTube character Jaclyn Hill closes jewelry line


Digital interactions now common a part of a jewelry sale


Amazon cuts dozens of private-label brands


PC Jeweller: From shining star to insolvency?


The RealReal’s reset goals for smaller, more profitable business


James Avery claims Luca + Danni copied design


Jeweler pleads responsible to not reporting high-dollar money transactions


Report: OFAC holding $26 million in diamonds over Russia sanctions
(Some have disputed this report, and I hope to deliver you extra on it subsequent week.)


Indian diamond merchants discover non-U.S. markets

– Surat diamond exports fall amid sluggish global demand


Lucara finds 1,080-carat diamond at Botswana mine

– Lucara sales drop


Lab-grown diamond market grows in Korea


Adamas One buys lab-grown producer, hires new VP


Sotheby’s faucets Geoffrey Hess to move Americas watch division


Interview with Ronald Winston about his father, Harry


Kim Worldwide founder dies


Rio Tinto constructing Canada’s largest photo voltaic plant to power Diavik mine


Can recycled gold be an ethical gold source?


“Greenwashing” changed by “greenhushing” (subscription)


Report: Diamond supplier Louis Liebenberg bankrolled Zuma’s legal quests (subscription)


The New York Occasions‘ “transient historical past of bling”


A have a look at the “all-diamond” ring


Frederique Fixed’s stealthy success


Van Cleef & Arpels goes on grand tour


Pandora faucets actress Ashley Park as global ambassador


Rihanna wears a watch choker


Madonna attire up in corsets and diamonds


Bachelor in Paradise vet will get a lab-grown 4 ct. oval


9 watch manufacturers tech millionaires love


Which timepieces are worn in Barbie and Oppenheimer?


Jeweler accuses singer YK Osiris of stealing $20,000 Audemars Piguet


Bride tells mother-in-law her ring is “cursed”


Man fakes his arrest in marriage proposal


Miss Manners on political concerns when buying an engagement ring


From the Weblog

Interview With Ronald Winston, on His Father Harry


From the Podcast     

The Jewellery District, Episode 101: Visitor Jeffrey Publish


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