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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Rob Bates

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