Sept. 15 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Net Roundup

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 beneath.


Shana Tovah! Joyful and wholesome new 12 months to all who have fun!


Deloitte has upbeat holiday forecast

– Bain predicts vacation can 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 strain 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 courtroom battle


What has been completed, one 12 months after Jagersfontein mine dam disaster?


De Beers “assured” Venetia miners won’t strike


De Beers CEO Al Cook dinner “potential candidate” to head BP


Which Arnault will inherit the LVMH empire?


Breitling CEO not fearful 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 publicizes 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 sequence All people Loves Diamonds dramatizes Antwerp diamond heist


Thanks for the shout-outs, Lab Grown Diamonds magazine (video), National Jeweler, InStore, and Karen


Media Watch

– NPR on De Beers and the diamond market

– The Economist: diamonds “shedding their attract” as investment category (subscription)

The New York Instances on the definition of “luxury watch,” the Cartier Baignoire, and Dave Bindra

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 E book


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