April 2017

10 Jewels for the Self-Purchasing Female Consumer

Designed for women by women, meet a group of jewelry designers who are finding success by appealing to the customer who buys jewelry for herself. New York--Two groups have risen concurrently in the fi... read more..

Online Sales Tax Bills Reintroduced in House, Senate

A senator from Wyoming and a representative from South Dakota have resurrected past pieces of legislation in their respective houses of Congress.Washington, D.C.--The issue of “sales tax fairness” is ... read more..

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Funds Creation of Gem Knowledge Hub

Located at the University of Delaware, signature projects will focus on miner education and health and safety outreach in Madagascar and South Asia.Wilmington, Del.--The Tiffany & Co. Foundation g... read more..

HSN CEO Mindy Grossman to Step Down

She will resign from the position on May 24 to move to Weight Watchers, where she will serve as president and CEO. New York--The Home Shopping Network has announced that CEO Mindy Grossman will step d... read more..

Piece of the Week: Misahara’s ‘Cali Dreamin’ Collar

Designer Lepa Galeb-Roskopp is a certifiable globe-trotter, but this spectacular collar owes its inspiration to the Golden State.Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, the designer of Misahara Jewelry, could be found ju... read more..

Martin Katz is Being Sold Online for the First Time

A selection of 30 pieces from the high-end jeweler will be available beginning today as part of a dedicated online trunk show on luxury e-tailer Moda Operandi. Los Angeles--Martin Katz is taking his b... read more..

5 Things to Know About … Ethiopian Emeralds

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator shares five facts about the emeralds now originating from a source about 300 miles south of Addis Ababa.It’s always kind of exciting when a new source for gemstones p... read more..

More Than Half of Lots Didn’t Sell at Guernsey’s Gem Auction

While most of the loose and set Colombian emeralds in the Marcial de Gomar Collection failed to sell, all of the historic coins did. New York--A number of Colombian emeralds from the personal collecti... read more..

Pandora Changes the Way it Reports its Financials

The changes come as the company said it expects revenue from Pandora-owned concept stores to surpass that of franchise concept stores this year.Copenhagen, Denmark--Pandora is changing the way it repo... read more..

Blue Diamond Price Index Rises in Q1

Meanwhile, prices for yellow and pink diamonds remained relatively unchanged, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation.New York--Blue diamond prices were up in the first quarter, while prices ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Alaska

In a new series, National Jeweler is taking the pulse of the nation’s independent jewelers state by state. The second installment features jewelry store Giamante in Anchorage, Alaska.  Anchorage,... read more..

Historic ‘Stotesbury Emerald’ Sells at Sotheby’s

The top lot of the NY sale, though, was a pair of earrings with emerald-cut diamonds weighing 20.29 and 20.02 carats that went for $5.3 million.New York--The 34.40-carat “Stotesbury Emerald,” which ha... read more..

Ask the Watch Guy: 4 Suggestions for the Market

Jess Gendron writes that the watch market is undergoing a major metamorphosis and predicts that there’ll be a major falling out soon.People everywhere are asking why watch sales are slumping as well a... read more..

Stuller Announces 2017 Bridge Event Dates

The eighth season of the supplier’s conference, held at its Lafeyette headquarters, begins in late June.Lafayette, La.--Stuller has announced the dates for its 2017 Bridge conference event. The three-... read more..

Rio Grande Announces Saul Bell Awards Finalists

The winners of the jewelry design and hollowware competition will be announced in May at a dinner in Albuquerque. Albuquerque, N.M.--Rio Grande has released the names of the artists who are finalists ... read more..

Italian Design Jewelry by Alberto Prandoni

Alberto and Silvia Prandoni first dreamed about and then created Italian Design Jewelry in North-West Italy in 2011. Brought To You By Italian Design Jewelry    Alberto and Silvia Pra... read more..

Sapphire Co. Exec Charged with Forging Judge’s Signature

The president of New York City-based The Natural Sapphire Company allegedly forged the signature on counterfeit court orders to remove online reviews.New York--The president of one New York City sapph... read more..

Pace of Store Closures Slowed in Q1, JBT Data Shows

A total of 229 jewelry stores shut down in North America in the first quarter 2017, compared with 268 in the first quarter of last year.Warwick, R.I.--Jewelry stores are continuing to close though the... read more..

Marketing Minute: The Importance of Being Early

Jim Ackerman encourages jewelers to get to prospects very early in their buying journey, perhaps before they even realize that they want to buy jewelry. Here’s the way it normally goes …You advertise ... read more..

Consumers to Spend $5 Billion on Jewelry This Mother’s Day

Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach a record high this year due to an increase in jewelry and personal services as gifts, according to an NRF survey.Washington, D.C.--Consumers are exp... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Alabama

In a new series, National Jeweler is taking the pulse of the nation’s independent jewelers state by state, starting with Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers in Tuscaloosa.Tuscaloosa, Ala.--Contemporary times p... read more..

92-Carat Heart-Shaped Diamond Pendant Could Sell for $20M

“La Légende” leads the upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale at Christie’s Geneva.Geneva--A 92.15-carat heart-shaped diamond will headline the upcoming jewelry auction at Christie’s Geneva.At the auction h... read more..

Diamond Industry Icon Lloyd Jaffe Dies at 90

He was a longtime member of the DMIA and co-founder of ADIA, the American Diamond Industry Association.New York--Lloyd Jaffe, a universally respected and revered icon of the diamond industry, died las... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Goo... read more..

About Retail: Keeping It All in the Family

R.F. Moeller Jeweler is transitioning to the next generation of leadership. Here’s how the family made the deal come together with minimal angst.Saint Paul, Minn.--Many jewelry store owners are reachi... read more..

FTC Warns Influencers about Disclosure Violations

The commission sent out more than 90 letters, marking the first time it has reached out to social media influencers directly to “educate” them.Washington, D.C.--The Federal Trade Commission’s efforts ... read more..

Alex Woo Celebrates Earth Day with Panda Pendant

The jewelry designer’s Activist Love Panda also was launched to coincide with Disneynature’s film, “Born in China,” out today. New York--Alex Woo’s love of collaborating with Disney and desire to help... read more..

Stanley Jewelers’ Stephen Stanley Dies at 44

The Little Rock, Ark. native worked in his family’s jewelry store and loved dogs, NASCAR and spending time with his friends.Little Rock, Ark.--Stephen Loyd Stanley, a member of the family that operate... read more..

Piece of the Week: Ioanna Souflia’s ‘Adieu’ Necklace

The Greek designer pushes the boundaries of fine jewelry with her incorporation of unexpected materials.Ioanna Souflia enlists the usual suspects in her fine jewelry portfolio--14- and 18-karat gold, ... read more..

JSA Offering $10K to Catch an Armed Couple

Police believe that the pair have committed multiple armed robberies together over the past five years.New York--The Jewelers Security Alliance is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to ... read more..
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