July 2013

Show session outlines what’s hot for fall

Industry professionals got the inside scoop on jewelry trends for the fall season at an educational seminar held Monday afternoon at the JA New York Summer Show.New York--Industry professionals got th... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk – Gemstones and diamonds

Color and diamonds have been the main theme of celebrity jewelry as of late, with the stars accessorizing with rubies, colored Keshi pearls, diamonds and other gemstones set in drop earrings as well a... read more..

GIA begins partnership with Mandela’s foundation

Fresh off its participation in career fair that was part of Africa Education Week, the Gemological Institute of America announced that it’s collaborating with the Nelson Mandela Centre... read more..

Watchmakers create for a cause, again

A total of 33 watch brands have come up with one-off timepieces for this year’s Only Watch auction, a charity event that takes place each year in Monaco to benefit muscular dystrophy research.This wat... read more..

Watch news: Longines, Swatch, more

Longines is reviving the medical watch it first introduced in the 1960s, a timepiece that measures the wearer’s vital signs in addition to keeping time.New York--Longines is reviving the medical watch... read more..

Conjuring up connections

He’s baaack.Earlier this year, I wrote a story about Pittsburgh-based designer Paul Michael Bierker’s jewelry take on the classic film franchise Star Wars. Connected to a New Jersey couple through the... read more..

Time to say goodbye

On Saturday, July 13, I returned from a two-week whirlwind vacation to sad news: my grandmother, Anna E. (Rothart) Graff, had died.I quickly unpacked one suitcase and repacked another, then caught a t... read more..

Retailers focusing on mobile email, paid search

The device is different but the methods are familiar. A new survey from Shop.org shows that retailers are shifting their focus--and their marketing dollars--to mobile, but are using well-known methods... read more..

Swatch Group ordered to slow cuts of supplies

 The Swiss competition authority, Weko, has ruled that it is too early for Swatch Group to cut supplies of Nivarox assortments to third-party companies, a ruling that is a victory for smaller wat read more..

About Retail: Deploying an envoy for silver

At Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in North Carolina, owner Clyde Bailey has begun appointing brand ambassadors to navigate what still may be foreign territory to some fine jewelry salespeople: silver fashion j... read more..
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