Your Friday Web Roundup   – JCK

This week: Is Gucci next brand to sell lab-grown? A shooting at the Mall of America. And people freak out about Kate Middleton’s missing engagement ring. All below.

 

What recession? Swiss watch industry shows “staggering growth”

 

Mall owners say retailers are still opening stores

– American Dream mall misses $8.8 million loan payment

 

Shots fired at Mall of America

– Mall reopens as police search for suspects

 

Tiffany’s inclusive luxury program could “transform the trade”

 

Paul Zimnisky: What a “mature” lab-grown diamond market looks like

– Peter Smith: Why passing on “lab-grown diamonds” may be a “risky bet”

 

Is Gucci next brand to enter lab-grown fashion? (I asked Gucci for comment on this; it has not responded.)

 

“Why memo is good for the trade”

 

Botswana president sees “progress” on diamond pact with De Beers

– Dazzle of Botswana mines lures Surat diamantaires

 

Diamond market “uncertain” during summer slowdown

 

What happens to sacred site after diamonds dry up?

– The Australian diamonds “no one can see”

 

American Gem Trade Association appoints John Ford CEO

– Wants to give group a “higher profile”

 

Ryan Ross appointed president of Neiman Marcus

 

Meistersinger names new CEO

 

RJC appoints Satta Matturi to its board

 

Day’s Jewelers names new VP of merchandising

 

Jewelers of America names new board members

 

Gemstone dealer Bill Heher dies

 

New York Times obit on Terry Castro

 

Nehal Modi gets three to nine years for grand larceny

 

Five former Canara Bank staffers freed in Winsome Diamonds case

– Why U.K. court passed ‘worldwide freezing order’ against Indian merchant

 

N.Y. law firm sues over sale of 25 ct. diamond ring

 

Alibaba among firms that face SEC delisting

 

Switzerland bans Russian gold imports

 

Russian jeweler Sokolov still planning IPO

 

Rolex and Patek Philippe watches are better “than money in the bank”

 

Diesel founder wants to build Italian rival to LVMH

 

Walmart lays off 200 from corporate workforce

 

EBay loses e-commerce’s pandemic surge

 

Instagram hits pause on latest controversial changes

 

The Last Line is a jewelry store like no other

 

Jewelry sales “shine” in China

 

Internet “freaking out” because Kate Middleton didn’t wear engagement ring

 

Unraveling the mystery of Erika Jayne’s diamond earrings

 

Tadej Pogačar auctioning diamond-encrusted shoes at Tour de France

 

Diamond-inspired superyacht has a real-life waterfall

 

After 350 years, sea gives up jewels lost in shipwreck

 

Montana jeweler seeks owner of lost engagement ring

 

Goat breaks into Spanish jewelry store

 

Media Watch

Investors’ Chronicle on lab-grown

New Zealand publication reviews Nothing Lasts Forever

Dear Prudence: Help! My fiancé bought a huge diamond ring I don’t want

 

From the Podcast   

The Jewelry District, Episode 75: Secondhand Watches, Entering The Jewelry Industry, Showtime’s Diamond Documentary

 

 

Have a nice weekend!

 

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