Your Friday Web Roundup – JCK

I had a lot of fun talking with Avi Krawitz for the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. We talked about Russian diamonds, the JCK Show and, of course, my new book, because I have to mention it all the time now. Discover the episode here.

This week: Is Rolex rolling out a pre-owned watch plan? A brazen burglary in the Diamond District. The 91-year-old jeweler who still loves coming to work. Everything below.

Jewelry likely to dominate Mother’s Day sales.

– Jewelry sales decline after peak of pandemic, panel says.

JSA is offering a $5,000 reward for the first jewelry-related homicide of 2022.

– Jewel thieves nab $450,000 in brazenness Diamond District Heist.

– A New York jeweler charged with money laundering.

JC Penney owner wants to buy Kohl’s: report.

Does Rolex roll out a certified pre-owned product watch blueprint?

Brilliant Earth is removing advertising following the Blue Nile challenge.

– Blue Nile will open a showroom in Houston.

– Brilliant Earth opens a showroom in Bethesda, Maryland.

The diamond world is “jostling” for buy russian gems.

– Current Russian sanctioning rules are “murky”, says JVC.

– The Russian government could buy Alrosa gems.

– New UK trade sanctions hit Russian caviar and diamonds.

– Nebraska TV Channel cover the problem.

Diavik begins to calm down diamond mine.

De Beers returns to Botswana as travel opens.

De Beers Blue sells for $57.5 million at Sotheby’s.

“Why are diamond miners moving downstream.”

Petra is looking for a buyer for South African mine.

Many huge diamonds found every year. Why?

The GIA expands its diamond source verification service.

The TAG Heuer watch uses laboratory diamonds.

Jewelry designers listening to consumers who want larger size options.

Robert Irwin Jewelers offers digital insurance.

Is this BeReal Gen Z’s next hot app?

Jewelery district interview with Gen Z expert Ziad Ahmed.

Fawaz Gruosi leaves his role at eponymous brand.

Bonhams hires head jeweler in Hong Kong.

Kate Maller Jewelry hires veteran Todd Reed.

New names for facets of fire Vice President of Client Relations.

The Knot hires former Uber marketing director lead marketing.

Craig Underwood wins the AGS Shipley Award.

Synthetic alexandrite pioneer David Patterson dies.

Buffalo Jeweler Antonio Celi dies at 83.

Jeweler Ray Crinzi is 91 and still go to work every day.

Kristin Cavallari is “the proudest” of her jewelry business.

Gal Gadot is Tiffany & Co. new ambassador.

Bella Hadid is wearing 24ct. of diamonds in his opera gloves.

Kate Middleton borrows her sister Pippa’s wedding day diamonds for royal engagement.

Shakespeare jewelry for the Bard lover in your life.

Media monitoring

CNN: Lab Sales are “thriving”.

From the podcast

The jewelry districtEpisode 68: Guest Ziad Ahmed

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