December 28, 2016
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.
December 27, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff weighs in on the most important news stories of the year for the jewelry industry.
December 16, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator rounds up the stories that shaped the colored gemstone industry this year.
December 16, 2016
Nobody would accuse the jewelry industry of being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. But, now, it can hope to at least keep up in one area.
December 14, 2016
A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise funds for construction of a library at a Tanzanian school.
December 6, 2016
The owners of Long Island’s Mayfair Jewelers are leasing a 3,000-square-foot space near their store for private appointments and extra-special events. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff reports.
December 1, 2016
As 2016 enters its final month, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator spotlights the December gems: tanzanite, turquoise and zircon.
November 29, 2016
Tanzanite: Born From Lightning tells the gem’s story, from discovery at Mount Kilimanjaro to the designer jewelry world.
November 22, 2016
Today’s greatest living jeweler straddles the line between fine art and high jewelry.
November 15, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares what she learned at the recent forum on lab-grown diamonds held in New York.
November 7, 2016
An official partner of the organization Turquoise Mountain, Small is dedicated to empowering her fellow jewelers in beleaguered Afghanistan.
November 1, 2016
TEFAF’s first New York edition brought four illustrious design houses to the Big Apple.
November 1, 2016
Here are 12 pieces of citrine and topaz jewelry to ogle as the gemstones step into the spotlight this month.
October 26, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff gauges the online reaction and shares her initial impressions of “Real is Rare.”
October 20, 2016
The GIA’s Tom Moses explains the reasoning behind the more general color and clarity grades the lab assigns to synthetic stones.
October 17, 2016
The innovative Danish jewelry designer is a trend-starter and non-conformist with a cult following.
October 14, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator takes the 10 hot hues of autumn, as predicted by Pantone, and coordinates them with a variety of colored gemstones.
October 6, 2016
Eric Larsen is one of only about 50 people to ever make an unaided trek to the North Pole. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recounts what she learned from listening to him talk.
October 3, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights the two stones that step into the spotlight this month: tourmaline and opal.
September 27, 2016
The hotly debated and anticipated not-a-trade-show trade show hosted some fantastic up-and-coming fine jewelry brands.
September 20, 2016
New York designers embraced bold, notice-me earrings not for the faint of sartorial heart.
September 14, 2016
Associate Editor Ashley Davis takes an Insta-look at the few design houses that adjusted to the new tone of the Paris Biennale des Antiquaires.
September 12, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator shares the insights gleaned from her trip to the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair.
September 1, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator rounds up 10 pieces of jewelry set with sapphires, a gemstone that’s been selling very well lately.
August 23, 2016
The latest “3 Pieces” features queen of California cool Jacquie Aiche.
August 22, 2016
In the spirit of the 2016 Olympic Games, which closed Sunday evening, Senior Editor and Olympics super-fan Brecken Branstrator shares some interesting tidbits.
August 18, 2016
NY Now, the home, lifestyle and gift trade show, is hosting a bevy of talented jewelry designers in its handmade section Aug. 20 to 23.
August 15, 2016
The owners of the Cumberland Diamond Exchange talked with National Jeweler about hiring the right people and how long customers spend in their jewelry store. (Hint: It’s not long.)
August 8, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator gives her own set of awards to pieces from the AGTA’s annual Spectrum design and lapidary competition.
August 5, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff on the site’s most-read stories of 2016 and what they say about the state of the jewelry industry.
August 3, 2016
Arguing that members of her generation aren’t “lazy,” Senior Editor and millennial Brecken Branstrator talks about the need for a new conversation to help recruit this group.
August 1, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights jewels featuring the August mainstay, peridot, as well as the newly added birthstone for the month, spinel.
July 28, 2016
Associate Editor Ashley Davis takes a look at the new brands to know from the JA New York Summer show.
July 27, 2016
Associate Editor Ashley Davis plays favorites at the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.
July 21, 2016
In our new monthly feature, Associate Editor Ashley Davis converses with jewelry designers about three of their creations that are particularly meaningful. This month features British legend Solange Azagury-Partridge.
July 19, 2016
The head of the Israeli Diamond Institute answered questions from National Jeweler about the U.S. economy, the biggest challenge facing jewelers and the upcoming election.
July 5, 2016
Here are 10 pieces of jewelry that show off the ruby, a gemstone that represents passion, protection and prosperity.
June 29, 2016
Associate Editor Ashley Davis takes us through her favorite emerald finds from the Las Vegas show.
June 27, 2016
After walking the aisles at JCK Las Vegas and Couture, here are the colored stones Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator has picked out as being most prominent.
June 17, 2016
Stephen Lussier of De Beers and the Diamond Producers Association on the thought process behind “Real is Rare,” why income inequality worries him and more.
June 15, 2016
In our new monthly feature, Associate Editor Ashley Davis converses with jewelry designers about three of their creations that are particularly meaningful. Our first conversation was with visionary designer Wendy Yue.
June 3, 2016
While the pearl is perfectly positioned as the gem of the month, June also can call alexandrite and moonstone its birthstones, and this 10X blog showcases great pieces featuring each.
June 2, 2016
As the trade shows kick off in Las Vegas, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff reminds jewelers what they’re really selling when they sell jewelry.
May 27, 2016
Vegas is going to be a whirlwind, but Associate Editor Ashley Davis won’t leave Sin City without checking out this set of new and established jewelry designers.
May 6, 2016
In honor of Mother’s Day, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares two Mother’s Day commercials she thinks are really cute.
May 4, 2016
The pieces our associate editor thinks really embodied the idea of Man vs. Machine at the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
May 2, 2016
The green stone is perfectly suited to be the birthstone for the month of May, representing the renewal of spring and thought to bring fortune and foresight.
April 18, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator recounts what she learned at an AGS Conclave education session on identifying gemstones presented by Gem-A.
April 8, 2016
From the large sums of money that can be recovered from carpeting to the trichroism of tanzanite, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares what she learned over her weekend at Stuller headquarters.
April 5, 2016
Those born in the fourth month of the year get to celebrate with what is arguably the most coveted stone of all--the diamond.
March 30, 2016
Small, thinner watches and jewelry that transitions easily from day to night were among the trends our editor-in-chief spotted in Switzerland.
March 30, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator and others who knew him well share fond memories of gemstone dealer and mine owner Gichuchu Okeno, who was changing the East African gemstone market for the better.
March 23, 2016
After 25 years in business, Julie Romanenko’s brand still is going strong and has gained a new following with the launch of a bridal collection.
March 10, 2016
In the last installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator discusses visiting a rural Tanzanian school that the jewelry and gemstone industry is helping.
March 10, 2016
An article published in The Washington Post this week about how bars are dealing with the deluge of requests to charge patrons’ smartphones brings up the larger question of, when is it OK to say “no” to a customer?
March 8, 2016
The brand’s most recent collection offers boldly colored gemstones, like green quartz and blue topaz, set into its signature sterling silver metalwork.
March 4, 2016
One Florida jeweler recently donated a pair of wedding bands to a couple who’ve been married for nearly seven decades but never had a wedding, until now.
March 3, 2016
This month is reserved for one of the most well-known beryls, aquamarine, which is thought to increase intellect and release anger and stress. Here are 9 pieces of jewelry set with the blue stone.
February 26, 2016
Which states are home to the country’s biggest diamonds? What are the most popular diamond shapes where your store is located? Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff examines it all via White Pine’s new report.
February 23, 2016
As Tanzania and Kenya move to have the export of all rough banned, both will need to focus on growing their cutting industries. Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to a few people who are playing a part in that.
February 18, 2016
What began as a prototype 15 years ago is now a collection, as Bulgari unveils an extension to the B.zero1 line.
February 17, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff sits down with the founder of Stone & Strand to better understand what the e-tailer hopes to gain by opening a physical space.
February 10, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff highlights her 5 favorite features of the new and improved NationalJeweler.com.
February 3, 2016
This month celebrates the purple stone that once was considered just as valuable as rubies, emeralds and sapphires and was set in crowns for ages. Here are 7 pieces of jewelry centered on amethyst.
January 26, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares her thoughts, and others’ memories, of Cindy Edelstein, who was everything to the jewelry industry.
January 26, 2016
Senior Editor Hannah Connorton shares six strong jewelry looks from the Vicenzaoro Winter show in Vicenza, which runs through Wednesday.
January 22, 2016
In the second installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks about her experience visiting two mines in southern Kenya.
January 15, 2016
These expressions used to describe the current state of retail are so common they’ve become meaningless, even irritating. But you won’t quit hearing them, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff writes.
January 12, 2016
Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator reports live from East Africa, where she is exploring the colored gemstone market with a group from the industry.
January 5, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff dishes on the three New Year’s resolutions the National Jeweler team made to improve the website in 2016.
January 4, 2016
This month celebrates the popular gemstone that was named for its resemblance to the pomegranate seed and which, according to lore, balances energy.