2012

What you liked this year

It’s always interesting to compare the list of what we deemed to be the “biggest” news stories of the year to the hard numbers--the stories that were the most read on NationalJeweler.com.According to ... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – Winter sparkle

Although the colder months at the end of the year usually lend themselves to darker clothing and accessories, celebrities have been keeping fall looking bright and sparkly, especially on the red carpe... read more..

Leaving a mark

Much to the delight of retailers, De Beers is back on the airwaves this holiday season with this nationwide commercial that seems to be one of the favored spots among the jewelry set.It received a lot... read more..

Brazilian gemstones on the rise

Brazil produces much of the world’s gemstone supply with vast reserves in the northeastern part of the country. Increased global demand for colored gemstones has enabled renewed mining activity in one... read more..

Is Zimbabwe poised for bigger role in the KP?

As a journalist with experience in both the consumer and trade press, it’s always interesting to me what gets reported, and what doesn’t make the cut, following the industry’s more widely followed eve... read more..

Whose failure is it anyway?

In these modern, social-media crazed times, the word “fail” has taken on a new life.It is a popular Internet meme, with countless photos and videos circulating the web labeling people or events that d... read more..

Designer Lydia Courteille gets surreal

Parisian designer Lydia Courteille’s new collection, “Homage to Surrealism,” is a nod to the European artistic movement of the first part of the 20th century.Vibrantly colorful and seemingly animated,... read more..

The storms have passed

Thursday (Nov. 8) was the first day back in the office for most of the National Jeweler team following Superstorm Sandy, and we are doing our best to try to get back into the groove.It is difficult th... read more..

Who needs jewelry? Get me this iPad case

As if diamond-studded bras weren’t enough, now consumers have the option of adding some serious bling to their iPad cases.The Natural Sapphire Company recently unveiled a case for Apple’s ne... read more..

Victoria’s not-so-secret 2012 Fantasy

Every year, lingerie lord Victoria’s Secret unveils a multi-million dollar bra set with an astounding number of diamonds and colored gemstones that one lucky model gets to wear down the runway at the ... read more..

The power of off-price

During the summer, I wrote a story about the re-launch of the Bailey Banks & Biddle chain. One of main points imparted on me during the interview by Paul Leonard, part of the team of executives wh... read more..

Getting it done

As has already been widely reported, the newly introduced Diamond Source Warranty Protocol (which I assume eventually we’ll call the DSWP) wasn’t exactly met with widespread applause at the recent Wor... read more..

The astounding ‘Archduke’ diamond

As I’ve noted in this blog before, getting the chance to view some of the world’s most spectacular gemstones in person at Christie’s is and always has been one of my favorite aspects of this job.On Fr... read more..

What’s in a name (change)?

Earlier this week, news broke of a renaming and corporate identity consolidation underway at De Beers, a company in the midst of a major transition as the Oppenheimer family exits the diamond business... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ - Enchanting earrings

With fancy up-dos and elegant gowns, celebrity fashion lends itself to earrings, so it’s no surprise the category is a major one when it comes to red carpet events, more premieres and film festivals. ... read more..

Leaping beauties from London

I don’t usually have the opportunity to blog about jewelry I like. I am usually, as the English would say, banging on about generic diamond marketing or social media law. Recently, though, I received ... read more..

The future of generic diamond promotion

The absence of De Beers as the driving force behind the promotion of diamonds has been described as a void, a vacancy and a vacuum, one the industry has not been able to cohesively fill. A couple of y... read more..

Hera on the runway

Designer Hera Arkarakas watched models wearing jewelry from her namesake brand strut down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, held in New York earlier this month. Arkarakas teamed with fashion d... read more..

Celebs rock platinum jewels for summer

Platinum is always among the top jewelry choices celebrities make for red carpet events, premieres and other appearances where cameras are flashing. The metal doesn’t reflect its color into stones, al... read more..

Saving legal Face

I feel the need to confess something right here and now. I personally don’t like Facebook. I just can’t delude myself into thinking that anybody actually cares what brand of syrup I bought at the stor... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ - Summer Jewels

As summer winds down to a close, celebrities are still rolling out their brightest jewels for on-air and red carpet appearances. Bold cocktail rings are a favorite in the past month, with stars choosi... read more..

Sterling’s seeing blue, and brown

Sterling Jewelers made a number of big announcements during its conference call on Thursday, not the least of which is that it is now a “Select Diamantaire” of mining giant Rio Tinto, and that it's ma... read more..

JA’s New Designer Gallery brings fresh designs to the table

The New Designer Gallery pavilion at the JA New York Summer Show is exciting. The entire show in itself is exciting, with a plethora of designs to see, but the NDG offers show-goers something differen... read more..

Olympic melt session

On my trip to London last month, I learned an interesting piece of Olympic history, one that I thought would be good to share as the Summer Games kick off this Friday in London. So, here’s my trivia q... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – Teen Choice Awards

The 14th annual Teen Choice Awards took place on July 22 on Los Angeles, a prime opportunity for celebrities to show off their latest jewelry styles. Rings and earrings made in yellow gold and pieces ... read more..

Consider a good cause

When you’re a member of the media you receive many emails, particularly from people and companies you may not know looking to introduce themselves and, hopefully, garner a little press. In the midst o... read more..

Putting the ‘pen’ to the test

A few weeks after news surfaced that hundreds of synthetic diamonds were submitted to the International Gemological Institute (IGI) in Antwerp without proper disclosure, a press release began circulat... read more..

Milt Gralla, 84: People who build

Milton Gralla, a legendary publishing executive in our business and whom many have known through his lifetime commitment to philanthropy, has passed away at age 84. Though National Jeweler was founded... read more..

Why online retailers are getting physical

For years in retail, the story has been about brick-and-mortar retailers losing business to pure-play online retailers, which can offer the same product for less due to lower overhead costs. Now, howe... read more..
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