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New Ekati mine proprietor will let outdated homeowners hold about 20%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