March 2009

Finally, some glimmer in the numbers

No secret that there's a nasty economic undertow dragging on our industry. Many are hoping simply to keep their heads above water until the heavy surf subsides. Finally, several items have surfaced th... read more..

Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Overmann

San Francisco-based jewelry designer Rebecca Overmann's busy schedule has her skipping from trade shows to trunk shows across the nation while also trying to balance studio time to bring her designs t... read more..

Does red-carpet jewelry make cents?

With the Oscars last month rounding out the season's biggest awards shows, one thing I've been wondering lately is what the placements mean for the jewelry designers who are almost 100 percent of the ... read more..

Thoughts on economy run wild

I don't know what to think of the economy anymore. It goes without saying that as of right now, the world is in the midst of a recession that's comparable to the Great Depression. But just how bad is ... read more..

Will Collectors Universe exploit AGL name?

The following blog entry was written and sent to us by Antoinette Matlins. So what happens now...and in the future? The manner in which Collectors Universe closed the doors on AGL on March 2 was unpre... read more..

Opals on the half shell and more

As I mentioned in a news story on, a new opal exhibit just opened up at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Consisting of just 25 opals, the exhibit is small and co... read more..

Penny Proddow's Death

A very bad day yesterday, when I learned that Penny Proddow, jewelry editor for InStyle, lost her battle with ovarian cancer. I'm looking at two small sketches that rest on the base of my computer mon... read more..

Graff tours Graff

With a surname like Graff and a job covering the diamond industry, I’m constantly asked if I’m related to well-known diamantaire and billionaire Laurence Graff. To answer this question once and for al... read more..

Star sighting: Alicia Keys

Watching the 2009 Academy Awards, I found it hard to look past the proliferation of cream-colored gowns without adding quite a few of them to my favorites list (Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain, Taraj... read more..
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