June 10 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

How’s everyone holding up?

This week: Is the diamond decline here?  Will Kohl’s be sold? And the very strange mystery surrounding a Met Gala necklace. All below.

 

Quality Gold acquires IBGoodman

 

GIA reports to go all digital. Here’s how it will work

– GIA to close Antwerp branch

 

Signet reports “strong” first-quarter results, reaffirms guidance

– Settles gender discrimination suit for $175 million

– Stock surges as guidance, profits impress

– Analysts still “cautious”

Earnings call transcript

– Releases sustainability report

 

De Beers increases small diamond price amid shortage

– Rapaport says shortages are likely

– Will smaller diamond miners get re-rated?

– Avi Krawitz on how the Russian conflict has changed the industry (video)

 

Edahn Golan: “The decline is here”

 

Pravay Narvekar and Chaim Even-Zohar: How natural diamonds were hit by lab-grown

 

Brilliant Earth president leaves company

Glossy interviews Beth Gerstein

 

RealReal founder and CEO Julie Wainwright resigns

 

Carl F. Bucherer CEO Moreli steps down

 

New owner of de Grisogono talks with Bloomberg (video)

 

How high jewelry houses blossomed in Asia during COVID-19

 

High-end jewelers double down on new merchandise

 

De Beers Jewelers’ Céline Assimon talks diamonds and democracy

 

Constell Group expanding diamond operations in Botswana (subscription required)

 

Rio Tinto launches program to protect Argyle pinks

 

Natural Diamond Council expands into Dubai

 

Industry remembers “irreplaceable” Steven Kaiser

 

Man arrested in murder of Detroit jeweler

– Community mourns

 

Luxury goods, jewelry companies have average employee tenure of five years (subscription required)

 

Superfit hires Winston veteran

 

Tiffany & Co. boutique pops up in Paris

– Tiffany gets Harrods to turn blue for the first time in its history

 

Kohl’s talking with Vitamin Shoppe owner

– What could happen next

– Kohl’s sales talks could drag on for weeks or more

– Saga “could end in disappointment”

 

Three keys to a successful retailer-brand partnership

 

How counterfeit jewelry coming into Florida affects local jewelers

– Feds seize fake Rolex and Cartier watches

 

Ultrarare pearl necklace sells for over $833,000

 

Pop art icon debuts new works at Zadok Jewelers

 

Male celebrities are “leveling up” their Red Carpet jewelry

 

The mystery of the Patiala necklace that reappeared at the Met Gala

 

Bulgari’s Serpenti design gets new twist in fine jewelry collection

 

Disneyland Paris employee interrupts marriage proposal by snatching engagement ring

 

Jersey honeymooners reunited with lost wedding ring

 

This company wants to revamp medical ID jewelry

 

Diamond-studded Stradivarius from 1679 could fetch up to $11 million at auction

 

Media Watch

Popular Science on sustainable diamonds

 

From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 71: Steven Kaiser, Recycled Gold, And JCK Las Vegas

 

Have a great weekend.

 

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