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Friday, December 06, 2019

Implications Of Climate Change For The U.S. Army

A horrific grim future is awaiting us from climate change involving blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation and war. If the US military is pessimistic about their capabilities, what about the rest of the world? They too, will collapse. This could all happen over the next two decades.


Useful links:
https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/implications-of-climate-change-for-us-army_army-war-college_2019.pdf
https://climateandsecurity.org/2019/08/01/army-war-college-the-u-s-military-is-precariously-underprepared-for-climate-change
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbmkz8/us-military-could-collapse-within-20-years-due-to-climate-change-report-commissioned-by-pentagon-says

Merci Maman

Listen to Merci Maman's upcoming podcast 'Studio Stories'.


Useful link:
https://www.mercimamanboutique.com

World Central Kitchen

Get to know Jose Andres.


Useful link:
https://wck.org

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Meet Eight Entrepreneurs Who Defied All Odds And Rose To The Top

Doing business in India is not easy. Hats off the 8 entrepreneurs who made it, and I hope they will stay in business for a very long time.

1. Deepak Daryani
2. Ramesh Agarwal
3. P.C. Mustafa
4. Sagar Daryani
5. Srikanth Bolla
6. Mahesh Singhi
7. Satish Kumar
8. Dheeraj Gupta



Useful link:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/features/meet-eight-entrepreneurs-who-defied-all-odds-and-rose-to-the-top/articleshow/71779574.cms?utm_source=Colombia&utm_medium=C1&utm_campaign=CTN_ET_hp&utm_content=26

Delphia

A new startup. Find out what your data is worth.


Useful links:
https://delphia.com
https://www.fastcompany.com/90438328/this-startup-wants-to-use-your-data-to-bet-on-the-market-and-cut-you-in-on-the-profits 

The Bloomberg 50

The people who defined global business in 2019.


Useful link:
https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-bloomberg-50/?srnd=premium-asia

The Ocean Cleanup

I hope they succeed.


Useful links:
https://theoceancleanup.com
https://www.fastcompany.com/90422403/the-ocean-cleanup-project-is-now-cleaning-plastic-out-of-rivers-before-it-gets-to-the-ocean

Evidence Of Rotation In Flame-Structure Pearls From Bivalves Of The Tridacnidae Family

Insightful report from the GIA. Must read.


Useful link:
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2019-evidence-rotation-flame-structure-pearls-from-bivalves-tridacnidae

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

US$20 Million Heels?

Get to know Antonio Vietri.


Useful link:
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/luxury/article/3034509/us20-million-heels-worlds-most-expensive-shoes-are-made

Project Reset

A brilliant initiative. Other countries should copy and practice.


Useful links:
https://www.courtinnovation.org/programs/project-reset/more-info
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/low-level-offenders-nyc-can-now-take-art-class-instead-appearing-court-180973410

Shaun Leane

Get to know Shaun Leane.


Useful links:
https://shaunleane.com
http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/interview/shaun-leane-a-right-royal-rebel-jeweller-princess-beatrice-engagement-ring

Grab n Go Collection

Take a look.


Useful link:
https://nevernot.co.uk

Funny Or Die

Consumers will be the deciders.


Useful links:
https://diamondproducers.com
https://www.jckonline.com/editorial-article/dpa-funny-die-lab-grown-diamonds

Resin Imitation Ivory With A Pseudo Engine-Turned Structure

Consumers beware.


Useful link:
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2019-labnotes-resin-imitation-ivory-with-a-pseudo

Monday, December 02, 2019

Ethical Jewellery – What Does That Even Mean?

Benn Harvey Walker was spot on.


Useful links:
https://www.ethicaljewels.com.au
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ethical-jewellery-what-does-even-mean-benn-harvey-walker/?trackingId=zf%2BRTZD396QCt1RKvZiMSw%3D%3D&src=aff-ref&veh=jobs_aff_ir_pid_27795_plc_Viglink%20Primary_adid_637360&trk=jobs_aff_ir_pid_27795_plc_Viglink%20Primary_adid_637360&clickid=2%3A3QabSHNxyJTYd0O7XQxx3QUknzqC1ALXlBRU0&irgwc=1

The Heirloom Ring

Lost and found.


Useful link:
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/world/napoleon-descendant-in-race-to-help-solve-pounds-1m-jewel-theft/wcm/ce4d3187-f098-4298-bdc6-91d7264d8d78

Planet Love Life

From nets to jewelry. Simply brilliant.


Useful links:
https://www.planetlovelife.com
https://www.fox13news.com/news/abandoned-fishing-nets-transformed-into-jewelry-with-a-purpose

An Heirloom Jewelry Box Filled With Jewels

A brilliant gift idea from Net-A-Porter and Jessica McCormack. Take a look.


Useful links:
https://www.jessicamccormack.com
https://www.net-a-porter.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2019/12/01/ultimate-christmas-gift-an-heirloom-jewelry-box-filled-with-jewels/#e3c977654d44

Blue Diamonds To Lead Bonhams And Phillips New York Auctions

Where are these blue diamonds coming from? Who owns them?

Useful links:
https://www.bonhams.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2019/12/01/blue-diamonds-to-lead-bonhams-and-phillips-new-york-auctions/#272f7ff95249

Fancy Colored Diamonds, Private Collections Lead Sotheby’s New York Auction

Take note.


Useful links:
https://www.sothebys.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2019/12/01/fancy-colored-diamonds-private-collections-lead-sothebys-new-york-auction/#2d1a838a6c9d

Dive Into The Fascinating World Of Pearls

Exclusive event in London: The Jewellery Editor is hosting pearl knowledge evening with Tasaki on Bond Street, London, on 11th December, 2019. Not to be missed.


Useful links:
http://www.tasaki.com
http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/whats-on/events/tasaki-pearl-evening-bond-street-london

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Spain's Pulpí Geode

One of the world's largest. Nature has no rules.


Useful links:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/10/giant-crystals-formed-in-strange-ways-climate-chemistry-pulpi-geode
https://www.livescience.com/pulpi-geode-history-revealed.html

Reset

A new podcast about how tech is changing our lives.


Useful links:
http://www.arielleduhaimeross.com
https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/9/11/20859144/reset-podcast-recode-vox-technology

Lonely Planet Best Places To Travel 2020

Take a look at the full list. Bhutan has topped Lonely Planet's list of best places to travel in 2020.


Useful links:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com

The LM101 Palladium

Take a look. Limited edition of 18 pieces. Only for serious collectors.


Useful links:
https://www.mbandf.com/en/machines/legacy-machines/lm101
https://robbreport.com/style/watch-collector/mb-and-f-lm101-palladium-watch-2883189

Marie Kondo Store Online

I think crystal cleansers and infusers are red flags. Your mind must be in a special frequency to believe in the wellness claims. I don't think crystals can purify water. Act responsibly.


Useful links:
https://shop.konmari.com
https://www.insider.com/marie-kondo-new-store-water-bottle-does-it-work-2019-11

How Jihadists Struck Gold In Africa’s Sahel

TIA (This is Africa). Africa is for the select few.


Useful links:
https://www.crisisgroup.org
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/gold-africa-islamists

Mine

Get to know Biren Bhansali and Josh Navon, founders of lab-grown diamonds and jewelry startup from Chicago, USA.


Useful links:
https://minejewelry.co
https://www.americaninno.com/chicago/chicago-startup/this-chicago-startup-wants-to-sell-you-lab-grown-diamonds

Diamonds Changing Forever

Spot on. Insightful report.


Useful links:
https://www.dmcc.ae
https://landing.dmcc.ae/thought-leadership-report-diamonds-changing-forever