Week in Photos – August 22, 2016

Weekly rewind. This week’s photo slideshow includes a trend report on the trillion’s comeback and an up-and-coming jewelry designer who’s “One to Watch.” Read More »

 Alrosa Holding Rough Auction, Polished Tender

Diamond in the rough. Alrosa is putting this 401.97-carat rough stone up for auction as part of its diamond sales, which are happening right now in Vladivostok, Russia. Read More »

Trillion Cuts Make a Comeback in Jewelry Design

Trendy triangles. Once relegated to side-stone status, jewelry designers have recently started featuring trillion-cut diamonds and gemstones center stage. Read More »

Marketing Minute: To Build Your Brand, Forget ‘Branding’

Marketing, in a minute. Jewelers should worry less about “branding” themselves and concentrate instead on selling more stuff to more people more often, Jim Ackerman writes. Read More »

3 Pieces with Jacquie Aiche

Designer discussions. The latest “3 Pieces” blog features queen of California cool Jacquie Aiche talking about the trio of pieces that are meaningful to her.  Read More »

4 Cool Facts About The Olympics and Their Medals

Olympic fever. In the spirit of the 2016 Olympics, which closed Sunday evening, one of our editors (and Olympics super-fan) shares some interesting jewelry-related Games facts.  Read More »

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Here, a design from Meghan Jewels, in which diamonds, 18-karat gold and silver overlay green onyx
In the latest installment of Style File, Amanda Gizzi examines the ways designers are overlaying gemstones with gold and diamonds for visual interest.
The Paramus, N.J.-based watch company’s net sales totaled $128.1 million, compared with $145.6 million in the same period last year.
The tours, which bring Stuller professionals to independent jewelers, will make stops in Minnesota, Washington and Louisiana in September and October.
Xcel Brands Chairman and CEO Robert D’Loren and wife Jennifer are auctioning these Judith Ripka earrings and five other pieces for the FIT Foundation.
The online sale, which benefits the QVC Scholarship Fund, is going on now.
National Jeweler put the spotlight on the trillion cut’s comeback and an up-and-coming jewelry designer who’s “One to Watch.”
The New York-based jeweler had another difficult quarter, with total sales down 6 percent and comps declining 9 percent in the Americas.

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