National Jeweler Network



Ritani bolsters offerings by adding brands

Ritani has partnered with a number of fine jewelry brands and designers, as well as up-and-coming talent from the Fashion Institute of Technology, to launch the Ritani Designer Collections program. 


Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale sets two auction records

A new world auction record for a fancy vivid pink diamond was set at Sotheby’s Tuesday when an 8.41-carat internally flawless fancy vivid purple-pink diamond sold for $17.8 million. 


And then there was a lot

Two jewels that once belonged to English crime novelist and playwright Agatha Christie sold for nearly $80,000 at Bonhams Wednesday, well exceeding what the auction house anticipated. 


Ohio university's museum to host AJDC exhibition

After seven months at the Forbes Galleries in New York earlier this year, the American Jewelry Design Council’s “Variations on a Theme” exhibit will travel to the Kent State University Museum in Ohio before it heads west to the GIA. 


Diamond lots to top Christie’s October sale

A necklace set with a 81.38-carat rectangular-cut potentially internally flawless diamond is expected to sell for as much as $3.5 million at Christie’s later this month in an auction that will include an online-only portion.  


Brands step up for breast cancer research

David Yurman is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10 percent of the purchase price of items sold on his new curated online shop to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 


Marina B’s luxury pieces go up on the block

Nine pieces of jewelry designed by Marina B, the granddaughter of the founder of Bulgari, will be offered at Bonhams this fall, and is expected to fetch more than $1 million. 


Yurman to be honored at Pratt’s Legends Awards

Jewelry designer David Yurman, fashion icon Iris Apfel and Paper magazine editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter will be recognized at the Pratt Institute’s Legends Awards this November. 


The History Behind … Georgian mourning jewelry

This month, National Jeweler delves into the when, where and why of mourning jewelry worn between roughly 1714 and 1830.