June 23 Diamond Shavings: Your Net Roundup

This week: FTC goes after Amazon. How fashions are exploited. And may a lady be pressured to promote her engagement ring? All under.


Lightbox engagement rings are De Beers’ greatest gamble but

– CBS Information Minnesota appears excited about it (video)

Nationwide Jeweler isn’t surprised


De Beers gross sales slide as weak trading continues

– CNBC: Diamond costs off from their peak

– Demand will increase for gems 0.75 ct. and under

– Botswana revenues come underneath stress as diamond trade slows

– De Beers’ new CEO talks about partner expectations


The diamond business’s origin conundrum


WD Lab Grown searching for funding, sources say


Modi provides Biden a 7.5 ct. lab-grown diamond


The race for the 100 ct. lab-grown


JCK present attendance up 8%


Jewelers Board of Commerce’s Erich Jacobs on the state of the business


Neiman Marcus weighs gross sales of Bergdorf Goodman, entire company


Patek Philippe “shakedown” should not succeed


Everledger collapse places Queensland authorities on the firing line


FTC sues Amazon over Prime cancellation policy


Don Roberto settles knowledge breach lawsuit


No finish in sight for Folli Follie trial after new deferment


Austin, Texas, jeweler’s daughter-in-law pleads responsible in murder for hire plot


Inside style’s underbelly: how models are exploited


Gemstone sellers in Mozambique battle against multinationals

– New research seems at how mining business violates indigenous people’s rights


Ruby sellers hope for profit from Estrela de Fura sale


Mercury Free Mining enters promising new stage


Sotheby’s appoints international head of content material


Marion Fasel turns into GEM Awards chair


Daniel Schneider promoted to president of Pure Grown Diamonds 


Cartier inventive director desires to method stones with “humility”


De Beers Jewelers “doing diamonds differently” for Gen Z


Gen Z desires jewellery with gender fluidity


Western nations look the opposite approach on money laundering in UAE


Surge in China’s demand for gold slows as economy stumbles


South African newspaper opinions bio of Harry Oppenheimer


234-year-old medallion honoring King George III heads to public sale


“Out of contact” Bethenny Frankel dragged for flaunting massive engagement ring

– Frankel claps back


Vulture seems at John Mulaney’s story of a Rolex and the diamond district


Newly signed Jets receiver hits up N.J. jeweler for custom bling


Kim Kardashian overwhelmed by diamond necklace present after not shopping for jewelry since robbery


Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire put on identical jewellery during Paris outing. OMG


Beyoncé as soon as hated diamond high on Dangerously in Love album cover


Girl feels “heavy burden” after husband asks her to sell $14,000 engagement ring


Media Watch

Interview with De Beers co-chair Bruce Cleaver (audio)

Insider columnist is worked up about her lab-grown engagement ring


From the Weblog

Lightbox Engagement Rings Are De Beers’ Greatest Gamble But

WD Lab Grown In search of Funding, Sources Say


From the Podcast

The Jewellery District, Episode 98: JCK Las Vegas Report, Lab-Grown Reset, Tracing Diamonds


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