Your Internet Roundup  – JCK

This week: We most likely gained’t have a recession, although the “rot financial system” lives on. Apple Watches driving 911 operators nuts. Plus: Who’re the “de-influencers”? All beneath.


Exit interview with De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver

– Why Lightbox was “one of many scariest issues” he ever did


Diamond commerce sees “cautious” start to 2023


Exhibitors “upbeat” at Centurion show


Nationwide Retail Federation: Recession unlikely, growth ahead

– NRF’s insights into 2023 consumers


Jewelers say vacation sales were “off”


Is LVMH’s slowing progress an omen?


Personal fairness firms taking tougher line with retailers


Jeweler’s billboard tagline written with synthetic intelligence


“Sci-fi improvements taking jewellery into the stratosphere


Is Tiffany transferring “too quick” toward Generation Z?


Good Earth lays off “fewer than 50” workers


Pandora to increase lab-grown diamond range

– Why lab-grown diamonds at the moment are important to Pandora

– Pandora “unsure” about future in China


No, lab-grown diamonds aren’t “mining-free”


Tough & Polished: lab-growns gaining “wider acceptance”

– Will “ultimately dominate the fashion markets”

– Pam Danziger unsurprisingly disagrees with Rapaport on lab-growns


Watches of Switzerland gross sales develop as watches become “investment assets”

– Shares fall on lower jewelry revenue


MoonSwatch helps Omega close gap with Rolex


Jacob & Co. gross sales greater than double in two years


Public sale home Bonhams up on the market: report


U.Okay. authorities probing Yoox Internet-a-Porter deal


WatchBox-owned De Bethune buys music-box maker Reuge


Petra Diamonds opens to M&A deals


World’s greatest gold miner makes $17 million acquisition bid


Angola to promote 5 to 10% stake in nationwide diamond miner Endiama


Letšeng diamond mine claims it’s not guilty of polluting rivers


Anjin mine fires 31 for diamond theft


New York Submit has extra on the Christie’s/pink diamond/fake psychic story


India’s PC Jeweller receives mortgage recall notices from banks


Jeweler charged with issuing faux gold purity certificates


Adani fallout may hurt Indian economy

– How Adani misplaced billions in a week


Prepare for the “great fraud reckoning”


We dwell within the “rot economy” (This and the above article aren’t particularly jewelry-related, however are value studying regardless.)


911 operators inundated with fake Apple Watch calls


What’s subsequent for secondhand Rolex market?


Ukraine jewellery turns into image of national identity


Contained in the Dubai manufacturing facility dealing with $100 million value of high-end diamonds


William Michaels, former proprietor of Michaels Jewelers, dies


Pat Ciner Hill, proprietor of Ciner, dies


Richard Marcus, final member of Neiman Marcus founding family, dies


9 artisanal gold miners killed in Burkina Faso


Kohl’s names new CEO, chief merchandising officer


Lengthy’s Jewelers appoints director of shops


Find out about Blue Nile’s onboarding process


Kendra Scott companions with Museum of Ice Cream


NYC restaurant Serendipity3 creates diamond and gold dessert in collab with Lorraine Schwartz


The “exceptional story” of Grace Kelly’s two engagement rings


Inside Justin Bieber’s luxury watch collection


New novel brings Suzanne Belperron’s bejeweled historical past to life


Steel detector hobbyist finds 500-year-old pendant linked to Henry VIII


Misplaced necklace results in profitable jewelry design business


“De-influencers” say assume twice earlier than buying that mascara


Media Watch

The Guardian on Nothing Lasts Forever. The reviewer may need to double-check Stephen Lussier’s title and retirement date.

Additional evaluations in Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and The Times (all subscription)

GQ profiles U.Okay. diamond vendor Matthew Jones

The New York Instances on Alex Moss’ latest collection


From the Weblog

This Billboard Tagline Was Written by Synthetic Intelligence

No, Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Not “Mining-Free”

De Beers’ Cleaver: Lightbox Was “One of many Scariest Issues I’ve Ever Achieved”

Exit Interview with De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver (Half 1)


From the Podcast   

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



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