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08/19/14

Annual pearl design contest open for entries

Submissions now are being accepted for the International Pearl Design Competition, a design contest hosted by the Cultured Pearl Association of America each year to celebrate and recognize excellence in pearl jewelry. 

08/18/14

‘Most desirable’ pink diamond could sell for $15M

In a year that has seen a number of record-breaking sales of natural colored diamonds, Sotheby’s is offering another exceptional stone: an 8.41-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond.   

08/18/14

Post, Pelzel among 2015 Spectrum Award judges

The American Gem Trade Association has released the names of the five judges for its annual Spectrum Awards, a colored gemstone and pearl jewelry design competition that also recognizes lapidary skills. 

08/18/14

HRD Antwerp announces ‘culinary’ theme for contest

Diamond grading lab HRD Antwerp is accepting entries for the 16th edition of its international jewelry design competition, which this year carries the theme of “A la Carte, A Culinary Journey.” 

08/15/14

Upstate NY designer named Halstead Grant winner

Erica Bello is the winner of the ninth annual Halstead Grant, a competition for new silver jewelry artists that has afforded her $5,000 in cash and $1,000 in jewelry supplies. 

08/14/14

Designer, actress create ‘Ballerina Butterfly’ jewel

A brooch co-designed by jewelry maker Cindy Chao and actress Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to fetch nearly $1 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s this fall. 

08/13/14

Yurman reunites with Kate Moss for fall campaign

Model Kate Moss has returned as the face of David Yurman, and will appear in the brand’s “Enduring Style” advertising campaign that will appear in print and online outlets around the world this fall.

08/12/14

Bonhams auctioning mystery author’s hidden gems

A 19th century diamond brooch and three-stone diamond ring discovered as part of Agatha Christie’s estate by one of the author’s fans will be on the auction block at Bonhams jewelry sale in October. 

08/11/14

Sotheby’s first half jewelry sales up 41 percent

Auction house Sotheby’s reported Friday that net auction sales were up 24 percent to $2.7 billion in the first half of 2014, with jewelry sales climbing substantially in the period.