October 2017

AMNH to Completely Redesign Gem and Mineral Halls

New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is giving the exhibits a facelift in time to celebrate its 150th anniversary.New York--The gem and mineral halls at New York City’s American Museum o... read more..

Multi-Stone ‘Tribute’ Is Forevermark’s Holiday Campaign

The ads from the De Beers-owned diamond brand are online already, and will be in print and on TV next month.New York--The first phase of Forevermark’s 2017 holiday campaign centered on its new collect... read more..

Ask the Watch Guy: 7 Reasons to Replace Watch Batteries

Customer demand, profit margin and winning over competitors’ customers are just a few of them, columnist Jess Gendron writes.Accepting watch battery replacements can seem like more of a headache than ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Texas

In Houston, Reiner’s Fine Jewelry relies on personal connections with customers to maintain a thriving custom business.Houston--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in ea... read more..

When Pantone’s Fall 2017 Colors Meet Gemstones

With autumn upon us, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator again takes the 10 hot hues of the season and pairs them with colored stones.The calendar tells me it’s fall. Up until now, the weather in New Yo... read more..

John Hardy Taps Julianne Moore for New Campaign

Moore and model and activist Adwoa Aboah are the stars of “Made for Legends,” which is targeted at women who buy jewelry for themselves. New York--Coinciding with the release of the debut collection f... read more..

Sales Slip in September for Alrosa

The diamond miner also announced the details of its sale of 10.8+-carat rough scheduled to take place this week.Moscow--Russian diamond mining company Alrosa has released its sales results for Septemb... read more..

Partnership Africa Canada Changes Name to Impact

The move is designed to reflect its work on natural resource management in areas where security and human rights are at risk.Ottowa, Canada--After three decades, Partnership Africa Canada has changed ... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

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

Helzberg, Harvey Weinstein and the Marchesa Mess

Helzberg Diamonds’ decision to halt the launch of the bridal line designed by Georgina Chapman caught many by surprise, though maybe it shouldn’t have. I didn’t think to take the initiative that The H... read more..

‘Jewelry as a Service’ Start-Up Raises $5M

Flont offers a fine jewelry rental service, allowing consumers to try before they buy. New York--Flont, a fine jewelry e-commerce site that allows customers to rent and then buy, announced Thursday th... read more..

Michele Introduces Its First Smartwatch

The Fossil-owned brand is looking to regain the ground it’s lost to all the smart devices in its price range.New York--Fossil-owned watch brand Michele has introduced its first smartwatch in an effort... read more..

Harry Winston Sets Up Jewelry Design Scholarship at FIT

Honoring the brand’s late designer, Maurice Galli, who was also a professor at the school, the scholarship will support one jewelry design major every year.New York--Harry Winston wants to help the ne... read more..

Piece of the Week: Anna Sheffield’s Butterfly Earrings

In her most luxurious collection to date, Sheffield plays with new gemstones, accented with her beloved natural colored diamonds.Anna Sheffield’s “Flying Flowers” collection is centered on the visual ... read more..

Helzberg Scraps Launch of Marchesa Bridal Line

The decision comes after the bombshell report detailing decades of sexual harassment by Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman’s husband, movie producer Harvey Weinstein.North Kansas City, Mo.--Helzberg D... read more..

Sears Canada Announces Plans to Shut Down

The retailer failed to find a buyer and now is seeking court approval to liquidate, affecting about 12,000 employees.Toronto--Sears Canada announced earlier this week that it has failed to find a buye... read more..

White Pine Launches E-Commerce Site for Jewelers

Bright Society aggregates jewelry and watches from independent jewelers across the country and offers them to consumers at one online destination. New York--Diamond and jewelry wholesaler White Pine T... read more..

Whitehouse Brothers Releases Fall 2017 Catalog

The comprehensive book includes the company’s existing vintage filigree collection as well as new solitaire and anniversary band collections. Cincinnati--Jewelry manufacturer Whitehouse Brothers has r... read more..

The ‘Raj Pink’ Could Sell for Up to $30M Next Month

At 37.30 carats, it is the largest fancy intense pink diamond on record, and it’s set to hit the auction block at Sotheby’s Geneva.Geneva--Sotheby’s is getting ready to offer what it says is the large... read more..

JSA Issues Warning about Serial Theft Suspects

The Jewelers Security Alliance said there is a woman wanted in four grab-and-runs and a crew perpetrating, or attempting to perpetrate, distraction thefts in three states.New York--In a crime alert ci... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Tennessee

Rone Regency Jewelers is facing competition from the internet but its excellent customer service keeps it relevant in the digital age. Chattanooga, Tenn.--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler in... read more..

Gemfields Sells 6,100-Carat Rough Emerald at Oct. Auction

Also, the Gübelin Gem Lab used the sale to launch its pioneering emerald tagging system to trace stones from mine to market.London--Gemfields held its first emerald auction since Pallinghurst took ove... read more..

Select Show Organizers Announce 2018 Dallas Dates

The jewelry show will be taking place a little bit later in September next year.New York--Following the conclusion of the 2017 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas, organizers have announced the dates for th... read more..

Trend-Spotting: Color and Cuffs

Associate Editor Ashley Davis highlights the most compelling looks from Jewelers of America’s recent press preview.  There was jewelry on display from more than 100 jewelry brands at Jewelers of ... read more..

What Holiday Hiring Says About the Season Ahead

Plus, five tips for independent jewelers looking to add help this holiday season.New York--Predictions for the 2017 holiday season are rolling in, giving some indication of how much consumers are expe... read more..

JFC’s 2017 Local Grants Contest Begins

This year, Jewelers for Children has $50,000 that will be used for 10 grants of $5,000 each.New York--Jewelers for Children just launched the 2017 edition of their Local Grants contest and, this year,... read more..

Revere Academy Hosts Tahitian Pearl Design Contest

The jewelry school has announced the winners of its second pearl-focused competition, which was open to past and present students and, for the first time, instructors.San Francisco--For the second tim... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

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

Marchesa Launching Wedding Dress-Inspired Rings at Helzberg

The fashion brand famed for its wedding gowns is launching “Marchesa Radiant Star” featuring Helzberg’s signature diamond cut. New York--One of the biggest names in bridal wear is lending its romantic... read more..

Firestone Finds 134-Carat Yellow Diamond

The company, which has been mining diamonds in Lesotho since 2011, said this is its biggest recovery so far.London--Miner Firestone Diamonds Plc reported this week that it is has found its biggest rou... read more..
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