February 2012

Jewelry, watch brands appear at Fashion Week

Two brands in the jewelry and watch industry made their way to respective Fashion Weeks this month--one right here in New York, and the other overseas. Active lifestyle watch brand Sector returned to ... read more..

AGTA revises gem enhancement brochure

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has just updated its gemstone enhancement brochure, a 20-page booklet that provides comprehensive information on 16 different gemstones.Dallas--The American G... read more..

Editor's Note: Resolved transitions

A specialist in custom-design jewelry, Gary Dawson sold his store of two decades and moved exclusively online. Read it here. Gary's story is also National Jeweler's story. It's now been just more than... read more..

Pandora launching e-commerce site in Q4

I wanted to circle back around to an item in Pandora’s rather lengthy 2011 Annual Report that caught my attention and certainly seems to be a piece of information that would interest retailers that ca... read more..

Editor's Note: Sterling decisions

Transitions of power are always a challenge. And the stakes are raised for entities with strong track records. Sterling, parent of Kay and Jared, has proven itself across recent market cycles to be am... read more..

GIA posts educational glass-filled ruby video

The Gemological Institute of America now is referencing lead glass-filled rubies as “manufactured product” on reports, the institution revealed in a new video designed to educate the trade and the pub... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – Cuffed in Diamonds

Whether they’re cuffed with diamonds or dressed up in gold, wrists are prime real estate for jewelry, especially at awards shows, where glamorous gowns usually leave arms bare. While some stars stick ... read more..

Editors Note: A week of good news

Not that we're out of the woods just yet, but the past week, especially, has brought many signs of a strengthening market. Read Ken Gassman's article here outlining 2011's $68.3 billion in total U.S. ... read more..

Put a pin on it

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about Pinterest, starting at the recent JA New York Show when an industry colleague, and budding jewelry designer, was showing off her boards in the press room. ... read more..
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