National Jeweler Network



The history behind … acrostic jewelry

 This month, National Jeweler takes a look at the background of acrostic jewelry, which contained a message spelled out by the first letter of every gemstone in the piece.


5 jewels that once belonged to Lauren Bacall

When Bonhams New York auctions 700 pieces from the estate of the late Lauren Bacall this spring, it will include more than 30 of her favorite jewels from top brands like Cartier, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. 


John Varvatos elevates its men’s jewelry offerings

Men’s jewelry and accessory brand William Henry is partnering with well-known fashion brand John Varvatos to bring a selection from its newest jewelry collection into the latter’s boutiques. 


‘Blue Belle’ rings in record sale for Christie’s

Christie’s recent Magnificent Jewels sale set a new world record for a jewelry auction at $150.2 million, led by a 392.52-carat sapphire that was a record-setter itself. 


Mickey, Minnie join Pandora’s lineup of charms

Initially, the Disney pieces will be sold in the company’s concept stores only but Pandora said it is planning to expand distribution to some multi-brand retailers in 2015. 


Madonna’s earring desperately sought

A buyer paid more than $34,000 for this single earring featuring a plastic pharaoh and imitation turquoise worn by Madonna in the 1985 film “Desperately Seeking Susan.” 


Niche Awards announces 2015 finalists

Designers Pamela Froman, Emanuela Duca and Mary Lynn Podiluk, creator of the engagement ring seen here, are among the jewelry artists nominated for the 2015 Niche Awards. 


This year, Victoria’s Secret has 2 fantasies

 For the first time, Victoria’s Secret has unveiled two “Fantasy Bras,” each valued at more than $2 million and adorned with more than 16,000 gemstones.


‘Seven Wonders’ wins top honors in CPAA contest

The Cultured Pearl Association of America has named the winners of the 2014-2015 International Pearl Design Contest.