Week in Photos – June 26, 2016

Weekly rewind. The much-talked-about Lesedi la Rona, a 1,109-carat rough diamond from Lucara, went up on the auction block but failed to sell. Read More »

 What You Might Have Missed

ICYMI. Our Google Analytics tells us that these were the 5 most popular stories published on NationalJeweler.com last week. Read More »

The Colors That Dominated Las Vegas

Coloring Las Vegas. After walking the aisles at JCK Las Vegas and Couture, one editor picks out which colors and gems she thought were most prominent in Sin City. Read More »

CVC Stones Partners with Venyx on Zodiac Collection

What’s your sign? If you’re a Scorpio, this pendant is for you. It’s one of the pieces in a new zodiac-centric collaboration between CVC Stones and Venyx. Read More »

From Capitol Hill, An Update on Sales Tax ‘Fairness’

News from the Hill. A group of jewelers recently visited Washington, D.C. to speak with members of Congress about bills that are important to the industry, including sales tax “fairness.” Here is what they learned. Read More »

Column: The ‘Thinking Error’ Holding Jewelers Back

Flawed thinking? The No. 1 mistake made by many store owners today is thinking of themselves as jewelers instead of marketers of fine jewelry, Jim Ackerman says. Read More »

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An engagement ring from Donald Trump garnered $300,000 at auction while bidding on the 1,109-carat rough diamond found by Lucara failed to meet the reserve price at Sotheby’s.
The nonprofit Jewelers Education Foundation has launched the Jewelers Education Portal, which is designed to give access to programs offered by trade associations.
The larger-than-life jewelry designer marked the opening of her London showroom with a campy set of campaign images.
This is a screen shot from the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s new “Diamonds Do Good” PSA on Rio Tinto’s support of clean water in India through its Bunder project.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund said its three new PSAs are designed to show how diamonds aid the people in the communities where they are mined.
Assouline has released Unexpected Creations, which examines the history of the jewelry, home décor and art company that Helen and Rolf van Bueren created over 30 years ago in Bangkok.
The CEO of the company that found the 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona said, “the historical significance of the stone seems to have been missed based on the bids offered.”

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