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Sept. 30 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week:  Diamonds likely to avoid EU sanctions. Kanye West wears diamond-studded flip-flops. And jewelry company selling pumpkin spice latte ring. All below.   Natural Diamond Council losing almost half its funding in 2023   European Union to spare diamonds in sanctions – EU states push for ban – Antwerp says it may cost 10,000…

By Rob Bates
September 30, 2022

Pharrell Selling Jewelry, Watch Collection Over New Website

Musician Pharrell Williams (pictured) announced that he is selling his collection of jewelry, watches, and sneakers over a new auction website, “@joopiterofficial is about letting go of the past,” he wrote on Instagram. “Of EVERYTHING. “Recognizing that I felt a compulsion and responsibility to hold on to what has passed and am setting myself…

By Rob Bates
September 30, 2022


Top Tips to Maximize Your Chances in the Jewelers’ Choice Awards

It may seem early, but it’s already time to get your entries ready for the 2023 Jewelers’ Choice Awards (JCAs for those in the know).

By Natalie Chomet  |  September 22, 2022

Strike Up The (Cigar) Band!

Cigar bands, sometimes known as cylinder rings, are the wedding jewelry equivalents of a classically tailored suit: They boast a perennially chic vibe thanks to clean lines that lend the designs a resolutely modern feel (not to mention an enduring cross-gender appeal).

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  September 21, 2022


Turquoise: Rich With History And Versatility

Turquoise. The world’s oldest gemstone. Centuries ago, this timeless blue-green mineral made its way into the jewelry industry, and it’s still making a name for itself today.

By Rio Grande  |  September 06, 2022


Belarus Wants To Head Kimberley Process

Belarus, the country known for its fealty to Russian president Vladimir Putin and terrible human rights record, has asked to be approved as the 2023 Kimberley Process (KP) vice chair, according to documents seen by JCK. The vice chair is the traditional stepping stone to becoming the chair of the certification scheme, which aims to…

By Rob Bates
September 30, 2022

Enso Rings Partners With Zales to Get Its Silicone Rings on More Hands

Most people who wear a ring have a story about that one time they caught their metal wedding band on a piece of gym equipment or lost a sentimental ring because they took it off for safety—it tends to be a memory that’s hard to forget. Enso Rings co-founder and CEO Aaron Dalley knows these…

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By Karen Dybis
September 30, 2022

Britt’s Pick: Bibi van der Velden’s Unicorn on a Pearl

A unicorn. So much more than the magical creature we often see emblazoned upon children’s clothing and accessories (which are basically everywhere you look). The unicorn is a symbol of uniqueness, bravery, freedom, innocence, pride—its interpretations are numerous.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  September 27, 2022


Making Ethics and Social Responsibility Core to Your Diamond Business

The diamond business is abuzz with talk of ethics and social responsibility. And for good reason: Customers want to feel good about their diamond purchases.

By RDI Diamonds  |  August 15, 2022


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