April 28 Diamond Shavings: Your Internet Roundup 

This week: There are loads of faux “handmade” items on Etsy. The Nazi cloud hanging over a Christie’s sale. And Russia’s getting again within the artificial diamond enterprise. All under.

 

Company economists nonetheless don’t see a recession

– Might the U.S. banking disaster have an effect on the diamond industry?

– Signet CEO sees “bright skies ahead”

 

Tejas Shah steps down as head of Distinctive Designs

 

Good Earth has doubled its variety of showrooms in a yr

 

Business teams ask FTC crack down on use of “sustainable”

– Is secondhand attire actually good for the planet?

 

Etsy sellers providing “fake handmake pieces”

 

Amazon investigates after high-value orders switched during delivery

 

Is watch theft enhance simply a media panic?

– How do sellers spot fake Rolexes? (video)

 

Sotheby’s let prospects keep away from paying gross sales tax, AG claims

 

“Nazi cloud” hangs over Christie’s jewelry sale

 

Belgian Parliament committee approves Russian diamond ban

– Belgium’s temper is turning

– Does expertise hold the answer?

– Antwerp touting origin program Spacecode

 

Russia to create industrial cluster for production of synthetic diamonds

 

Chanel says it’s not seeking IPO

 

Tiffany reopens to “Fifth Avenue in flux”

– Promotional video and Gal Gadot ribbon cutting

– Tour from Robb Report

– Will LVMH see return on investment?

 

LVMH shifting out of Hong Kong as luxurious customers stay home

 

Van Cleef & Arpels to open new jewelry workshops

 

Interview with head of Pandora in Ireland and United Kingdom

 

Swavorski CEO’s plan to “shock and dazzle” (subscription)

 

Charles & Colvard regains compliance with Nasdaq necessities

 

Lab-grown diamonds are a “separate category”

Fashionista writes what I sincerely hope is the final phrase on lab-grown versus natural diamonds

 

New Ekati mine proprietor will let outdated homeowners hold about 20%

 

De Beers’ manufacturing flat in first quarter

 

Namdeb turns to renewable energy

 

De Beers says reclaimed Victor mine will look “natural”

 

Lesotho rebuts expenses of Kimberley Course of noncompliance

 

Zimbabwe to subject gold-back digital currency

 

California gold seekers “giddy” after heavy rains

 

How Mattress, Bathtub & Past alienated suppliers

– Died a “very dumb” death

– Too many coupons?

 

J.C. Penney promotes Katie Mullen to chief buyer officer

 

Watch & Jewelry Initiative pronounces new board members

 

Eiseman Jewelers appoints new president

 

Seiko and Citizen veteran Ralph Bembridge dies

 

Robert Goodman Jewelers features followers (principally) with political stands

 

Jeweler, tech impresario have points merging their art collections

 

Houston jewellery lets customers strive on crown jewels

 

“Evil eye” jewellery used to guard a younger lady 1,800 years in the past is unveiled in Israel

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wore a $1 million diamond-studded hat to Vegas boxing match

 

Nobody has observed Naomi Watts’ engagement ring for weeks

 

From the Weblog

Business Teams Ask FTC to Crack Down on Use of “Sustainable”

 

From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 94: Tiffany’s Reopening, Watches and Wonders, Signet’s Investor Day

 

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