December 2016

2016: The Year in Photos

National Jeweler recaps 2016 as it was, in photos.There were a lot of developments this year when it comes to leadership changes in major industry players and organizations as well as continuing chang... read more..

Investors Sink $60M into Rent the Runway

The company said it will use some of the money to expand its retail footprint.New York--Rent the Runway, the company that specializes in renting out dresses and jewelry for special occasions, announce... read more..

Buccellati Acquired by Chinese Conglomerate

Italian private equity firm Clessidra and the Buccellati family will retain a 15 percent minority stake in the Italian jewelry house.Milan--Italian private equity firm Clessidra has sold its 85 percen... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Dainty Diamonds

Jewelers of America’s Amanda Gizzi spotlights 10 pieces of jewelry that are subtle enough to be worn every day.Every woman needs a handful of everyday jewelry. These pieces should be classic yet fashi... read more..

Christie’s Names New CEO

Guillaume Cerutti, currently the president of Christie’s Europe, Middle East, Russia and India, will succeed Patricia Barbizet as of Jan. 1.London--Christie’s announced that it has appointed Guillaume... read more..

The Best of Everything Jewelry-Related in 2016

National Jeweler is crowning the stones, the stores and even the feuds that owned 2016.New York--As 2016 draws to a close, the dedicated team at National Jeweler already is beginning to grow nostalgic... read more..

India Dreaming: Two Heritage Design Houses

If a trip to India isn’t in the cards for 2017, New York City’s Madison Avenue has shoppers covered with two excellent fine jewelry boutiques.Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Madison Avenu... read more..

Merit Accuses Sears of Selling ‘Inferior’ Sirena Knockoff

The Florida-based jewelry manufacturer filed a lawsuit against the retailer after a Merit employee saw a “Solitaire”-like pendant in a Sears store.Miami--Florida-based jewelry manufacturer Merit Diamo... read more..

Hearts On Fire Names 2016 Retailer of the Year

The diamond brand awarded Midwestern jeweler James & Sons with its top honor for independent retail partners. Boston--Hearts On Fire has announced the winners of its top honors for its independent... read more..

Jewelry Industry Summit Announces 2017 Speakers and Sessions

The summit will take place in Tucson, Arizona on Jan. 29 and 30 to facilitate conversations on sustainable and responsible sourcing.Tucson, Ariz.--The Jewelry Industry Summit has announced its speaker... read more..

New Company Taking Over Publication of JCK

Come Jan. 1, the operation and publication of both JCK magazine and its website will move from Manifest to Headline Studio.New York--Come Jan. 1, a new company will be in charge of 147-year-old trade ... read more..

6 Big Stories from 2016

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff weighs in on the most important news stories of the year for the jewelry industry.Last week, we published a list of the most popular articles on NationalJeweler.com in 2... read more..

What You Might Have Missed: Arrests in Triple Homicide

A report on a triple homicide at a Mississippi jewelry store and the subsequent arrest of the suspects were among last week’s top stories.New York--Two arrests made in connection with a triple homicid... read more..

Suspects Arrested in Triple Homicide at Mississippi Store

Police said that Joshua M. Garcia, 37, and Jamieson L. Townsend, 35, were taken into custody in Kansas early Wednesday morning.Johnson City, Kansas--The couple wanted in the murder of a Jackson, Missi... read more..

The 16 Most Popular Stories of 2016

National Jeweler recounts the articles readers clicked on the most in the past year.New York--As the year draws to a close, we are taking a look back at the stories that made the biggest splash in 201... read more..

Love, Death and Intrigue, from the Christie’s Archives

A new book, Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, tells the stories behind the auction house’s most iconic sales. New York--“This is the story of Christie’s and its 250 years as the world’s lea... read more..

Atlanta Jewelry Show Announces Revamped Education Program

A pre-show conference and a host of panels led by industry experts are some of the highlights.Atlanta--Carol Young, executive director of Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, the organization that ... read more..

Jeweler, 2 Employees Killed in Store Shooting

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects wanted in the triple homicide.Jackson, Miss.--The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is ... read more..

The Jewelry Box Prettier Than a Piece of Jewelry

A Brooklyn jewelry store is enticing holiday shoppers with a limited edition jewelry box from design duo KeenanPolich.New York--In the short time since its launch, Williamsburg, Brooklyn jewelry store... read more..

Gemfields Nets $30M in December Ruby Auction

The colored stone miner’s first auction of fiscal 2017 was 80 percent sold by volume and 85 percent by value. London--Gemfields reported revenues of $30.4 million from its first ruby auction of fiscal... read more..

ICA Delays 2017 Congress in Jaipur

The International Colored Gemstone Association moved the dates for its annual event because of India’s demonetization program. New York--India’s demonetization initiative has affected another industry... read more..

In Memoriam: The People We Said Goodbye To In 2016

The jewelry industry, like the world at large, said goodbye to so many beloved figures this year.New York--Every so often, there’s a year in which the world says goodbye to an unusually large number o... read more..

5 Questions on ‘Sell Something’

Vibhor Gems president, author and National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith answers questions about his new book, which is out now.New York--In his new book for retail salespeople, Peter Smith explores t... read more..

NY Jeweler and Philanthropist Clyde Duneier Dies

The founder of Clyde Duneier Inc., The Plumb Club and the event that eventually became the charity Jewelers for Children died Sunday at the age of 88.New York--Clyde Duneier, founder of family-owned j... read more..

What 2017 Has in Store for the World’s Largest Rough Diamond

The Lesedi la Rona, which failed to sell last summer, likely will be offered via a sealed bid tender in 2017. Vancouver B.C., Canada--The Lesedi la Rona, the world’s largest discovered diamond that’s ... read more..

Season Continues to Be Strong, Jewelers Say

National Jeweler checked in with 10 jewelers to see how their business has been since Black Friday. Here’s what they had to say.New York--On Monday morning, National Jeweler checked in with 10 retaile... read more..

Obama Signs Pro-Consumer ‘Yelp Law’

The Consumer Review Fairness Act protects consumers from legal action when posting negative reviews about businesses online.Washington, D.C.--Last week, President Barack Obama signed the Consumer Revi... read more..

Leibish Launches Collection with Gemfields Emeralds

Highlights include a 64.65-carat emerald and yellow diamond necklace and 24.23-carat cushion-shaped emerald and vivid yellow diamond ring.New York--In time for the holiday season, Leibish & Co. ha... read more..

De Beers Sales Up 69% Year-over-Year

Alrosa experienced a similar spike despite the negative impact India’s demonetization program has had on demand for lower-end rough diamonds.London--De Beers’ rough diamond sales totaled $418 million ... read more..

What You Might Have Missed: A Gem Recap

An article on the top colored gemstone stories of 2016 and one on the “sensory experience” in retail were among the most read on National Jeweler last week.New York--These were the most popular storie... read more..
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