This week: G7 near agreeing to Russian diamond ban. The succession drama at LVMH. And did Taylor Swift lose a $12,000 ring on the MTV Video Music Awards? All under.
Shana Tovah! Comfortable and wholesome new 12 months to all who have a good time!
Deloitte has upbeat holiday forecast
– Bain predicts vacation will likely be weakest in years
– On-line gross sales plateau
American Change Group buys Danecraft
DGSE proprietor buys Steven Kretchmer
De Beers to spend $20 million selling pure diamonds this vacation
– India places stress on diamond miners (video)
– Edahn Golan: Market is “self-correcting”
De Beers stops Lightbox engagement ring test
Understanding an advert watchdog’s warning for Agape Diamonds
LVMH model FRED launch “blue” assortment, with lab-growns
– Is Paris enamored with lab-grown diamonds
G7 near agreeing on Russian diamond ban
U.S. Treasury sanctions Russian diamond miner Grib
HB Antwerp cofounders break up, plan court docket struggle
What has been performed, one 12 months after Jagersfontein mine dam disaster?
De Beers “assured” Venetia miners won’t strike
De Beers CEO Al Prepare dinner “potential candidate” to head BP
Which Arnault will inherit the LVMH empire?
Breitling CEO not anxious about Rolex-Bucherer deal
– Is it simply “business as usual”?
– Sotheby’s opens salon inside Bucherer
Jewellery Designer Showcase lawsuit dismissed
Kendra Scott jewellery is coming to Target
Nordstorm proclaims new leadership appointments
Diamonds Worldwide hires chief information officer
Nissim Zuaretz wins one other time period as ISDMA president
British jeweler Chris Sellors dies
Colorado jeweler Richard Weiss dies
Pure Earth honors Iris Van der Veken
JCK Business Fund open for grant purposes
Diamond mines have contributed over $500,000 to Northwest Territories fire relief
Reclusive Jewish French jeweler Andre Chervin’s work on display in New York
Inside Lugano Diamonds’ private social club
Royal jewels uncovered after a century head to Sotheby’s public sale
Sofia Richie Grainge fronts David Yurman ads
Buccellati faucets Talita von Furstenberg for new campaign
The story behind the VMAs’ Taylor Swift/*NSYNC friendship bracelet moment
– Did Swift lose her diamond ring at the awards show?
TikTokker explains how her Cartier earrings are free
New collection Everyone Loves Diamonds dramatizes Antwerp diamond heist
– NPR on De Beers and the diamond market
– The Economist: diamonds “dropping their attract” as investment category (subscription)
– Monetary Instances on brown watches
From the Weblog
Understanding an Advert Watchdog’s Warning for Agape Diamonds
From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 104: Rolex and Bucherer, Audemars Piguet, Rob’s New Guide
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