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Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Feb. 24

Reporting from the red throw rug

This week: Why shoppers still prefer brick-and-mortar to online. Presidential watches. Is Tiffany Trump the new Ivanka? All below.

Court upholds Leviev arbitration award against Julius Klein.

Bulgari, Tory Burch, and Jarden vets Join Tiffany & Co. board.

– Could “help renew the brand.”

– Moves jolt company’s stock.

– Robin Report’s open letter to Michael Kowalski.

My thoughts.

Jewelers happy about Valentine’s Day, says Centurion.

Why shoppers still choose brick-and-mortar stores over online.

J.C. Penney closing 130 to 140 stores.

Bain Capital discusses plans for Blue Nile.

My thoughts.

Jewelry Television says 2016 sales grew 14 percent.

WWD shutters weekly publication.

National Jeweler on online bullying in the jewelry business.

JA speaking out about “border adjustment tax.”

Zale pays $1.8 million to settle wage suit.

Customer complains about ring dropped off at Kay Jewelers.

Americans still love Nordstrom, survey finds.

Sears’ restructuring plan lacks way to drive sales.

– Eleven retailers currently “on life support.”

Swiss watch exports still showing declines.

Fitbit paid $23 million for Pebble.

Alrosa CEO could step down.

– Miner uncovers 120 ct. diamond.

– Aping Forevermark?

De Beers sales, profits jump in 2016.

– Head of strategy wants “pleasingly normal” 2017.

– CFO weighs in on demonetization, the dollar, and Trump.

– Anglo American’s “remarkable turnaround.”

New De Beers Canadian mine to reach full production.

The Economist pays a visit.

Dominion sales fall after Ekati fire.

Brazil could be a top diamond producer.

Scientist looks at the diamonds of Colorado.

All of Zimbabwe’s diamonds now in the government’s hands.

Amazon’s filings hint at how many Prime members it has.

Reds top Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report.

Female jewelry store robber’s accomplice sentenced.

U.S. House committee urges EPA to drop opposition to Pebble mine.

Bonhams to auction Jackie Collins’ estate—including jewelry.

Stolen Kim Kardashian rings “too identifiable to sell.”

Ivanka Trump’s jewelry line hit with tax lien.

– How should fashion magazines cover first daughter?

–  Will Tiffany Trump follow in (half-)sister’s footsteps?

U.S. presidents and their timepieces.

Forgotten Russian imperial jewelers.

Funeral home making diamonds out of Japanese earthquake keepsakes.

Japanese women propose with “reverse engagement ring.”

A look at the legal issues around engagement rings.

Video shows what it’s like to get engaged in 2017.

Media Watch:

The Cut says don’t buy accessories.

NBC News profiles a hip-hop jeweler.

Real Simple on “why engagement rings are so expensive” (video).

The Week wants you to insure your jewelry.

From the Blog:  

How Blue Nile Is—and Isn’t—Like Dollar Shave Club

Why People Are Talking About Tiffany & Co.’s New Directors

Have a great weekend!

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