Current Affairs


6 Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff says innovation will rule while tired practices and retailers will fall by the wayside.

3 Important Stories You Might Have Missed in 2017

December 28, 2017
These might have not been among the most-read articles of the year, but Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff thinks they are important nonetheless.

Notes on a Plenary

December 20, 2017
Our editor-in-chief recaps the recent Kimberley Process meeting and looks at where the process goes from here.

6 Important Developments in the Gem Market This Year

December 20, 2017
Supply chain developments, gemstone trends and movements from the biggest players shaped the colored gemstone sector in 2017.

And the Survey Says …

December 14, 2017
What a recent study tells us about optimism in the industry, where people are buying jewelry and how much of it they are buying for themselves.

Another Golden (Gem) Anniversary: Tanzanite Turns 50

December 11, 2017
Five decades after the discovery of the popular blue gemstone, here’s where the market is today.

Prince Harry’s American Fiancée Goes for Yellow Gold

November 28, 2017
Here’s what the engagement ring the prince gave to his actress fiancée says about today’s engagement ring trends.

Helzberg, Harvey Weinstein and the Marchesa Mess

October 13, 2017
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.

The Mistakes Made in Marketing to Women

October 6, 2017
The creator of JWT’s “Female Tribes” study talks with our editor-in-chief about older women being left out of advertising and why “shrink-it-and-pink-it” doesn’t work.

Marie Helene Morrow on What Puerto Rico Needs

September 29, 2017
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.

5 Things to Know About … American Gems

September 15, 2017
From the rise of Montana sapphires to a new cutting facility in New Jersey, here are some interesting facts about the domestic colored stone market.

50 Years of Tsavorite: A Q&A with Bruce Bridges

August 2, 2017
As the green gem hits a milestone, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to the son of the late geologist Campbell Bridges about the latest developments in Kenya.

4 Takeaways from a Colorful Update in Vegas

June 7, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights a few points she took away from a presentation by the AGTA’s Doug Hucker at JCK Las Vegas.

Why People Still Wear Watches

April 13, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief also dives into what sizes they prefer and how they feel about smart devices in her post-Baselworld blog post.

The Film That Should Be on the Industry’s Radar

February 13, 2017
Out in select theaters Friday, “A United Kingdom” tells the story of Botswana’s road to independence.

5 Things to Know About … Burmese Rubies

January 25, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator details a few interesting facts about the stones, which have been allowed back into the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade.

6 Big Stories from 2016

December 27, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff weighs in on the most important news stories of the year for the jewelry industry.

5 Takeaways on the Lab-Grown Diamond Market

November 15, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares what she learned at the recent forum on lab-grown diamonds held in New York.

How Pippa Small is Helping Afghan Artisans

November 7, 2016
An official partner of the organization Turquoise Mountain, Small is dedicated to empowering her fellow jewelers in beleaguered Afghanistan.

5 Lessons Learned from a Polar Explorer

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.
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