September 2017

Hepburn’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Script Sold at Auction

We’ll give you one guess as to which well-known jeweler bought it. London--Wearing a black dress and a pearl necklace, Holly Golightly strolls up to the windows of renowned retailer Tiffany & Co. ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Rhode Island

Robberies and a tough economic climate can’t diminish the kid-at-heart attitude of Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry in Providence. Providence, R.I.--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler intervie... read more..

Marie Helene Morrow on What Puerto Rico Needs

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the well-known, and well-loved, jeweler talks about the state of the island she’s called home for five decades.I first met Marie Helene Morrow in Las Vegas around ... read more..

3 ‘Future of Retail’ Talks Scheduled for Oct., Nov.

National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith will be speaking about his very popular article, “What Will Become of Retail Jewelry Stores?” at events in Oregon, Michigan and Massachusetts.New York--National ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Anabela Chan’s Blueberry Ring

As September comes to a close, we take a parting glance at a luscious sapphire.The “Blueberry” ring is an appropriate name for this week’s Piece of the Week by designer Anabela Chan, who typically loo... read more..

PA Jeweler To Be Featured in ‘Amazing’ Netflix Series

Cathy Calhoun lives and works in converted banks, and the world’s most popular streaming service has taken notice.Royersford, Pa.--She’s been featured on two different HGTV shows, the Travel Channel a... read more..

JTV Sponsoring Reality Show on Lifetime

It’s part of a push to introduce JTV to a younger demographic.Knoxville, Tenn.--Jewelry Television is playing a role in a new Lifetime reality show.It’s one of the sponsors of “American Beauty Star,” ... read more..

Michael Schreier Joins Luxury Brand Holdings

Schreier is a veteran jewelry buyer of companies like BJ’s Wholesale Club and Rue La La.Cranston, R.I.--Luxury Brand Holdings has added veteran jewelry buyer Michael Schreier to its team.LBH is the pa... read more..

ICA Elects Clement Sabbagh as Its Next President

He will succeed Benjamin Hackman of Intercolor and will take over at the International Colored Gemstone Association’s upcoming congress in Jaipur. New York--The International Colored Gemstone Associat... read more..

DEF Names Graça Machel Trust as 2017 Beneficiary

The Diamond Empowerment Fund has given $130,000 to the women’s and children’s rights organization founded by South Africa’s former first lady.New York--The Diamond Empowerment Fund has named the Graça... read more..

Gone with the Gavel: Sotheby’s Sells Everything Vivien Leigh

Many of the top jewelry lots, including the diamond bow brooch, went for well above their pre-sale estimates at Sotheby’s London.London--America fell in love with Vivien Leigh when she played Scarlett... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: Products and Sales Results—The Fallacy

Jewelers shouldn’t expect sales to increase when they have the wrong product in their showcases, Peter Smith writes. Sales results are a function of “stuff” that has absolutely nothing to do with wish... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Pennsylvania

For Pittsburgh retailer Louis Anthony Jewelers, “the customer is first, the merchandise is second.”Pittsburgh--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in each of the 50 U.S.... read more..

Frederick Goldman Moves to New Jersey

The manufacturer has relocated its operations to Secaucus after seven decades in the Big Apple.Secaucus, N.J.--Frederick Goldman has relocated its operations to New Jersey after 70 years in the Big Ap... read more..

Kohl’s Will Have a New CEO Next Year

Kevin Mansell is retiring and will be replaced by Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer Michelle Gass. Menomonee Falls, Wis.--Off-price department store chain Kohl’s announced Tuesday that Presiden... read more..

Dinner at Bonhams: What Wine and Jewels Have in Common

For your next in-store event, why not pair wine with gems? Here’s how Bonhams did it. Ahead of its New York Fine Jewelry sale last week, Bonhams hosted a special event for select collectors and editor... read more..

Graff Pays $53M for 1,109-Carat Rough Diamond

The sale price works out to nearly $48,000 per carat for the Type IIa “Lesedi La Rona,” which is the second largest rough diamond ever found.New York--Almost exactly two years after its discovery, Luc... read more..

Jayden Star’s Patrick Retzer Joins Brevani

Brevani is the branded division of jewelry manufacturer Color Merchants.New York--Jewelry manufacturer Color Merchants Inc. has added a vice president of sales to help it develop Brevani into a “must-... read more..

The Next GIA Career Fair Comes to Carlsbad in Oct.

The free event coincides with a new exhibit at the GIA museum, “Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India.”Carlsbad, Calif.--The Gemological Institute of America will connect aspiring industry profession... read more..

Kiran Gems Named ‘Outstanding Enterprise of the Year’

The Mumbai-based diamond manufacturer received the honor at the recent JNA Awards in Hong Kong.Hong Kong--Jewellery News Asia named diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems the “Outstanding Enterprise of the Y... read more..

What Turns Consumers Off When Shopping Online

U.K. firm Klarna turned to college psychology professors to commission a study on what people love and hate about online shopping.Stockholm--A Stockholm-headquartered company considered to be PayPal’s... read more..

Alexis Bittar’s New Collection is Kitschy and Colorful

From pineapples to plaid, Alexis Bittar is referencing a disparate mix of influences in its spring offerings.New York--Alexis Bittar is known for being the champion of fun, over-the top-costume jewelr... read more..

Halstead Grant Awarded to Emerging Savannah Designer

Kristen Baird was awarded $7,500 in cash and $1,000 in supplies to put toward her company. Prescott, Ariz.--In its annual effort to support up-and-coming designers who work primarily in silver, wholes... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

Here are the five most-read stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.New York--Here are the five most-read stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analyt... read more..

Board Newcomer Becomes Chairman at Tiffany

Retail veteran Roger Farah, who joined the board in March, will take over next month while Michael Kowalski stays on as a director.New York--After 15 years, Michael J. Kowalski is stepping down as cha... read more..

Update: JIS Relocates October Show to Ft. Lauderdale

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the JIS Show is moving to Ft. Lauderdale this October and announces a $250,000 investment towards customer success. Brought To You By The JIS Show How it happened... read more..

Nearly 28-Carat Pink Diamond Found in Russia

Discovered by Alrosa, the mining company said prior to this, the biggest pink diamond it ever dug up was about 4 carats.Moscow--Alrosa reported this week that subsidiary Almazy Anabara has recovered w... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Oregon

In “eclectic” Portland, consumers seek out Alchemy for all manner of customized design. Portland, Ore.--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in each of the 50 U.S. states... read more..

Centurion Forced to Cancel South Beach Show

The show venue was damaged by Irma and will not reopen in time, and another October show, JIS Miami, has had to move because of the storm.New York--Organizers of the Centurion South Beach show announc... read more..

At Bonhams, Andrew Grima Works Bring a White-Glove Sale

A total of 55 pieces by the avant-garde designer popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s garnered a total of $1.1 million.London--This week, Bonhams offered what it said was the largest private collection of And... read more..
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