Beyoncé Buys $80,000 Diamond Barbie for Blue Ivy, Swatch Buys Harry Winston – Jewelry News Roundup

By Erika Winters

With an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie, Swatch Group’s $1 billion acquisition of Harry Winston’s luxury jewelry and watch unit, and big diamond jewels from the Golden Globes, we’d say 2013 is off to a great start.

Check out some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news…

Jezebel: American Royalty Blue Ivy Got a Diamond Barbie For Her First Birthday

If you’re Blue Ivy Carter, here is what you got as a reward for your first year on the planet…

Beyonce Buys $80,000 Diamond Barbie for Blue Ivy

Bloomberg: Swatch Buys Harry Winston Jewelry Brand for $1 Billion

Swatch Group AG (UHR), the biggest maker of Swiss timepieces, agreed to buy the Harry Winston watch and jewelry unit for about $1 billion, adding a luxury label in its biggest acquisition.

Bloomberg: Harry Winston to Use Swatch Cash for Diamonds Purchases

Harry Winston Diamond Corp. (HW)’s $1 billion sale of a luxury unit to Swatch Group AG (UHR) provides the cash to invest more in diamond mining, a business that last year was more than twice as profitable as jewelry.

JCK: Lawsuit Attempts to Block Harry Winston Acquisition of Ekati

The man generally credited with discovering the Ekati mine has commenced legal action to block Harry Winston’s acquisition of the Canadian diamond deposit.

JCK: The Big List: Who Wore What Jewelry to the 2013 Golden Globes

Watching the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, was like attending a big party with dozens of guests from the fine jewelry industry.

Harry Winston diamond earrings worn by Jessica Chastain
Harry Winston diamond earrings worn by Jessica Chastain

Pricescope Blog: James Allen Debuts Cutting-Edge Diamond Display Technology & Fancy-Color Diamonds

Are you ready for the next level of online diamond shopping? James Allen has launched a new site featuring an unprecedented technology for displaying diamonds. Division of De Beers working on diamond atoms: report

A group of about 60 scientists from Luxembourg-based Element Six, a company owned by giant De Beers, is working on exotic materials using synthetic diamonds.

Forbes: Robert Procop’s Jewelry Collaboration With Angelina Jolie Brings The Gem Expert To The Masses

Robert Procop has become known to most people as the jewelry design partner of Angelina Jolie. The two are creating high jewelry pieces using statement gemstones under the Style of Jolie brand.

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