- 507-carat diamond cut to create a ‘masterpiece’
- GIA to grow diamonds for research purposes
- Colin Powell leads keynote lineup for 2016 Conclave
- Silver category added to Spectrum Awards
- 5 good reads for September
- Former jeweler found guilty of theft, embezzlement
- In 2014, Russia was world’s No. 1 diamond producer
- Macy’s links itself with fashion tech startup
- Silverstone to auction Richard Burton’s watch
- Liquidation sale to begin soon for 3 Romano’s stores
- Specialty jewelers see strong growth in June
- Tiffany closes diamond polishing plant in Namibia
The Week In Photos
August 30 to September 5, 2015
The Russian Federation topped Botswana in diamond production last year, according to data released by the Kimberley Process, while Tiffany & Co. announced it was closing a diamond polishing plant in Namibia.
Sotheby’s will be selling a rare gray pearl necklace this fall, and a watch gifted to Richard Burton by Elizabeth Taylor also will be hitting the auction block, at Silverstone.
In addition, Chow Tai Fook took the 507.55-carat Cullinan Heritage diamond to create “A Heritage in Bloom,” a necklace that can be worn 27 different ways.
It’s the week that happened, in photos.More »
6 gold pieces to see at Vicenzaoro Fall
The Vicenzaoro Fall jewelry trade show is set to kick off this Saturday in Vicenza, Italy, at a time when gold prices are relatively low and yellow gold jewelry is hot.
Vicenzaoro is an international jewelry industry melting pot. It’s not only a place for attendees to scope out trends but also a stage for brands to unveil their latest collections. The multiple pavilions at Vicenzaoro--which saw a 13 percent increase in attendance at its winter show, the first held with the new boutique format--aim to cluster like-companies together.
Click through this gallery to see six pieces of Italian gold jewelry from brands exhibiting at the show. All prices listed are retail.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Y-necklaces
You knew it had to have a comeback soon … the Y-neck of the 1990s is back en vogue now and enough time has passed so that we’re actually enjoying it. This time around they’re quite long and really do dress up a button-downed look.
Here are 12 styles to show to trendier clientele who might be looking for a something new to make their fall fashions shine.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Alternative bridal, part 2
For week two of our alternative bridal trends, we’ve got even more unusual stones and unique settings.
If you don’t show more than traditional bridal rings, you won’t be getting the new customer who isn’t as interested in the 4Cs as with their own personal fashion statement. They might want to try something that speaks to their generation. For many of the alternative bridal choices, the emphasis is in responsibly-mined stones and metals, and that customer base is growing.
Here is another batch of rings that can make the off-beat customer’s heart melt.Read more »