August 2013

Deadline nearing for Centurion design contest

Entries will be accepted through Sept. 30 for the sixth annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition, a high-end jewelry design contest that will afford two winners a showcase and exhibit space at the... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk – Gone for gold

One thing is clear lately when it comes to celebrities and their jewelry: gold is back.Yellow gold paired with white diamonds is the standout trend among the stars, in cocktail rings, cut-out cuffs an... read more..

Q2 sales climb 17 percent for Movado

Watch design and distribution company Movado Group Inc. reported strong increases in both sales and income in the second quarter. Paramus, N.J.--Watch design and distribution company Movado Group... read more..

US imports of Swiss watches down 5 percent

Statistics for the months of January through July show that the U.S. demand for Swiss watches is down slightly year-to-date. Bienne, Switzerland--Statistics for the months of January through July... read more..

TanzaniteOne launches e-commerce site

Mining company TanzaniteOne is now selling its gemstones directly to consumers through a recently opened online boutique.Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 and was named by a Tiffany&Co. repre... read more..

IGI now has reports in Spanish, Portuguese

Citing growth in the Hispanic and Latino markets for jewelry, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced the addition of Spanish-English and Portuguese-English diamond gra... read more..

EGL Asia latest to offer lab-grown certs

Grading laboratory EGL Asia now is issuing reports for lab-grown diamonds, citing an increasing demand for synthetics in the Asian market. Hong Kong--Grading laboratory EGL Asia n... read more..

A Century of Assurance

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company got its start when a group of retailers bonded over a common problem: no companies wanted to insure their businesses.Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company got its start w... read more..

Pantone's Fall Hues Come Into Play

The 10 colors expected to be hot this fall will soon come into play as summer winds down and the temperature drops.The 10 colors expected to be hot this fall will soon come into play as summer winds d... read more..

I am an oval kind of girl

Women are familiar with all the guides and suggestions available on anything that has to do with their general appearance: from the most flattering bathing suit for their body shape to the best shade ... read more..

Watch News: Citizen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, more

Citizen Watch Company of America Inc. announced recently that it has introduced its first ladies’ watch that utilizes atomic timekeeping, an innovation previously available only in men’s models. ... read more..

NY lab reports finding more undisclosed synthetics

The Analytical Gemology & Jewelry Laboratory (AG&J), the same lab that reported the discovery of a parcel of 243 undisclosed lab-grown yellow melee diamonds, is warning the ind... read more..

In to Africa

Recently, news surfaced that Mahair Borhanjoo, vice president of global sightholder sales for De Beers, has opted not to relocate when the company completes the move of its sales activities from Londo... read more..

Editor’s Picks, Part 2

The Couture Press Preview took place at the Midtown Loft & Terrace last week, and the smaller-scale, more intimate setting gave me an opportunity to catch up with designers I know well and better ... read more..

Wealthy to spend more on jewelry this year

Affluent Americans are expected to increase the amount they spend on fine jewelry and watches over the next eight months, and jewelers catering to this high-end clientele could reap the benefits with ... read more..

2014 marks 30 years for AGTA Spectrum Awards

Next year is the 30th anniversary of the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) Spectrum Awards, which recognize the skills of jewelry designers and lapidaries in the United States and Canada who are... read more..

Crime down 12 percent through first 6 months of year

Six months into 2013, statistics from the Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) show that the number of crimes against the jewelry industry has dropped, though the number of homicides is up... read more..

The KP remains the same

I have done less reporting this year than I did last year on the Kimberley Process because news, as they taught me at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, is the new, the different, the unusual--the... read more..
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