April 2012

The Swiss Guard

Lots of talk cropping up again about the "Swiss-made" label. As most in our business are aware, there are set criteria for determining what level of “Swiss” labeling manufacturers can claim for their ... read more..

Diamonds, the new safe haven?

Major changes are afoot at the world’s largest diamond miners: De Beers, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. After 80 years in the business, the Oppenheimer family likely will be out of the diamond trade by y... read more..

Editor's Picks, Part 1

As the fashion editor of National Jeweler, I’m constantly exposed to new jewelry, whether I’m trying it on, exploring its texture or flipping through look books and images on my computer. While many o... read more..

Diamond eyes are watching you...

Over the years, we’ve seen any number of unusual uses for, and products comprised of, precious gemstones and metals. Most recently in this blog, our fashion editor, Hannah Connorton, told us about an ... read more..

Is ‘ethical’ worth the extra money?

Last Wednesday, I attended a panel discussion on “ethical” diamonds organized by the Women’s Jewelry Association and held here in New York. Inevitably, the discussion, moderated by jewelry industry wr... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – Marching the red carpet

March was a month for series and movie premieres and charity events for celebrities, giving ample opportunities for stars to strut their newest baubles. Long, drop earrings with colored gemstones are ... read more..

The Kimberley Process opens up

For about 45 minutes on Tuesday morning, Kimberley Process Chairwoman Gillian Milovanovic did something unprecedented in the history of the 9-year-old process. She hosted a video web chat open to anyb... read more..
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