May 2009

Buffett: A quarter of all jewelry companies will be gone within year

Warren Buffet is forecasting that 25 percent of all fine jewelry companies, across the distribution pipeline, will be out of business within 12 months. I received this information on deep background f... read more..

Jewelers taking to social networking

Yesterday, Friday morning, was the first in our series of four breakfast educational sessions at the 2009 Couture show. Held at the opulent Wynn Hotel, the breakfasts are part of our America's Best Je... read more..

Silver no stranger to Couture

Early yesterday morning, scanning through my Google News Alerts, I came across a headline that read “Silver Jewelry--Is It Fashion Or Fine Jewelry?” After finishing up my first Couture 2009 appointmen... read more..

Judging the judges

Being as much stars as the competitors themselves, the judges on reality shows such as American Idol and Dancing With the Stars are rarely at a loss when it comes to spectacular jewelry. But I was par... read more..

Are diamonds ready for their close-up?

I spent the bulk of Tuesday afternoon getting my schedule together for the big trip next week out to Las Vegas for the jewelry shows. While there’s a lot to be excited about, one of the appointments t... read more..

In case you don't have Forever

Did you remember that postage rates went up last week? I sure didn’t, and on May 11 I found myself wishing I hadn't decided to drop off some letters the day before. It’s times like these that the Fore... read more..

Zale stock rockets 28 percent Friday

Not to get our expectations out of proportion, but the indicators keep lining up in suggestion of an improving market. After good news recently from Signet--parent of the Kay and Jared chains--and an ... read more..

De Beers or Alrosa, who’s first?

As a journalist who follows the jewelry industry pretty carefully, it's always interesting for me to read articles by the non-trade press on topics as complicated as the diamond market. Case in point ... read more..

Style File: Only hue

Gemstone jewelry featuring vivid, intense hues has an allure that transcends the seasons. Here are a few of our favorites, from everyday items to bridal and couture-level masterpieces. Kirk Kara Plati... read more..

Star Sighting: Marisa Tomei

While watching the film The Wrestler for the first time the other night, I couldn’t help but comment to my fiancé that I felt like I’d recently seen actress Marisa Tomei au natural more often than clo... read more..

A Berlin Story

I flew to Berlin two days ago, essentially, to attend a dinner party. If that sounds decadent, well, you don’t know the half of it. Last night, A. Lange & Söhne, the prestige watch brand from Germany’... read more..
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