October 2016

Maine Jeweler Selected as State’s Retailer of the Year

The Retail Association of Maine recently recognized Waterville-based Day’s Jewelers for its charitable giving and continued growth.Waterville, Maine--The Retail Association of Maine recently named Day... read more..

7 Artists Collaborated on this Charm Bracelet

Fine jewelry brand Ippolita enlisted some of contemporary art’s biggest names for the project.New York--Lizworks, a company that connects contemporary artists with brands for unique projects, has made... read more..

AGS Reveals Rest of Keynote Lineup for Conclave

The “Retail Doctor” Bob Phibbs and violinist Kai Kight will be among the featured and keynote speakers at the American Gem Society event in Hollywood next April.Las Vegas--The American Gem Society has... read more..

What You Might Have Missed: Remembering a Gem Expert

Last week’s top story on National Jeweler was about a well-known jeweler who died Oct. 22 after a battle with cancer.New York--A story remembering the life of gemstone expert Jim Fiebig and a round-up... read more..

Swatch Group Warns of ‘Massive’ Price Hikes

The company said it might have to up movement prices after its request to alter the 2013 agreement that regulates its deliveries of components to other watchmakers was rejected.Biel/Bienne, Switzerlan... read more..

Jim Fiebig, Gemstone Expert and Jeweler, Dies at 60

The jeweler who “simply lived and breathed gemstones” died Oct. 22 after a battle with cancer.Cape Carteret, N.C.--Jeweler Jim Fiebig, an expert on colored gemstones who was revered by many in the tra... read more..

New Trade Show Brings British Brands Stateside

Source British will co-locate with LA Fashion Market in March.Los Angeles--The British may have voted to Brexit last summer, but some Brits are still thinking global.A new trade show from exhibition o... read more..

Victoria’s Not-So-Secret $3M Bra is Out

The “Bright Night” Fantasy Bra, designed by Eddie Borgo, is adorned with more than 450 carats of hand-set diamonds and emeralds in 18-karat gold.New York--Just in time for its annual fashion show, Vic... read more..

Week in Photos – October 24, 2016

An innovative new engagement ring service from The Knot and a Burmese ruby were among this week’s top stories.In the week leading up to Halloween, Amanda Gizzi highlighted 12 spooky jewels that can be... read more..

The Knot Drops a Hint

The bridal marketplace has launched a new service called “Hint” to help couples find the perfect style of ring and be connected to local jewelers. New York--TheKnot.com has launched a new service to h... read more..

Shinola Debuts Jewelry Designed with Pamela Love

The collection is Shinola’s first foray into women’s jewelry and part of a larger push into the women’s market.Detroit--Shinola is expanding into a brand-new category with the help of a renowned conte... read more..

50-Carat Diamond Found at New Mine

It is the largest diamond recovered since production began at Gahcho Kué, the new mine in Canada operated by De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds.New York--Mountain Province Diamonds has announced ... read more..

Diamond Production Rises for De Beers in Q3

The volume of rough diamonds mined was up 4 percent compared with the third quarter 2015 but remains down year-to-date.London--De Beers’ parent company Anglo American reported a 4 percent year-over-ye... read more..

Adwar Casting Releases New Catalog

The manufacturer’s latest 148-page catalog showcases its new styles, including pendants, earrings and ring designs.Rockville Centre, N.Y.--Adwar Casting has released a 148-page catalog to show its new... read more..

‘Superb’ 10-Carat Burmese Ruby Headlines Christie’s Sale

The gemstone, which is pigeon’s blood red in color, could garner up to $12.5 million at the Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong next month. Hong Kong--A “superb” 10-carat Burmese ruby hitting the ... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Spook-tacular Jewels

This edition of Style File features 12 pieces of jewelry that are a fun way to showcase the love of all things Halloween, year-round.For many, Halloween is a fun time of year filled with celebrations,... read more..

3 Thoughts About the New Campaign for Diamonds

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff gauges the online reaction and shares her initial impressions of “Real is Rare.”The Diamond Producers Association recently introduced “Real is Rare,” the new marketing c... read more..

James Taffin de Givenchy has a Dedicated Coffee-Table Book

After 20 years of creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces, the work of the famed jeweler has been aggregated into a luxurious volume.New York--While one might assume that coming from a family as artistica... read more..

In Developing Deposit, Alrosa Considers the Reindeer

The diamond miner has made “outstanding arrangements” to outfit the wild reindeer that live near Verkhne-Munskoe with radio collars so they can be tracked.Moscow--Alrosa is taking special measures to ... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: 12 Holiday-Time Tips

Peter Smith breaks from hanging his stocking by the chimney with care to share tips on staffing, stocking and selling.For his latest column, Peter Smith took a break from hanging his stocking by the c... read more..

KP Civil Society Coalition Standing by Boycott

The Kimberley Process’ Civil Society Coalition will not be attending the upcoming plenary meeting, despite the United Arab Emirates’ recent overtures and media reports to the contrary.Dubai, United Ar... read more..

X Jewellery Launching ‘Everyday Heroes’ Calendar

The Danish jewelry brand will honor a different woman each month as part of a new marketing campaign and philanthropic initiative. Copenhagen, Denmark--X Jewellery was founded by women for women, and ... read more..

AJS Courts Midwestern Jewelers with Hosted Buyer Program

The Atlanta Jewelry Show has launched “Experience Atlanta,” which includes hotel accommodations, a personalized concierge service and more. Atlanta--The Atlanta Jewelry Show is trying to attract more ... read more..

25 Stunning Pieces of Lapis Jewelry

Pantone has predicted that lapis blue will be a top color for spring; here are 25 versions of the gem-inspired shade as interpreted by fine jewelry’s top designers. New York--When Pantone predicts sea... read more..

Richline Group Acquires Silpada Designs

The deal includes the Silpada brand name, designs, and all the company’s sterling silver and fashion jewelry inventory.New York--Richline Group announced that it has acquired home sales jewelry compan... read more..

Stuller Now Selling CanadaMark Melee

Stuller said it is the first supplier in the U.S. to do so, giving it access to traceable melee at a time when concerns about undisclosed small synthetics abound.Lafayette, La.--Stuller Inc. has becom... read more..

Robbins Brothers Relocates Washington Store

The jeweler’s Bellevue location has moved to a 4,357-square-foot space to offer a better shopping experience and a larger selection of bridal jewelry.Seattle--Robbins Brothers’ Bellevue, Wash. store h... read more..

What You Might Have Missed: Lab-Grown Diamonds 101

Last week’s top stories on National Jeweler focused on innovations in lab-grown diamonds and a look at how they’re graded.New York--Lab-grown diamonds and a slew of distraction thefts affecting jewele... read more..

JSA Warns of Surge in Distraction Thefts

The Jewelers Security Alliance said the increase is due to a gang of “Romanian Gypsies” allegedly targeting retail jewelry stores in the United States.New York--The Jewelers Security Alliance is warni... read more..

Longtime Fla. Jeweler Bruce Watters Dies at 85

The patriarch of Bruce Watters Jewelers in St. Petersburg joined the family jewelry business after serving in the U.S. Air Force.St. Petersburg, Fla.--Longtime Florida jeweler Bruce Walter Watters, wh... read more..
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