October 2013

Carrera y Carrera introduces new bridal line

Carrera y Carrera has launched a new bridal line, the Ruedo collection, comprised of multi-band rings made in 18-karat yellow, white and rose gold with or without diamonds.New York--Carrera y Carrera ... read more..

JFC unveils 2013 holiday card designs

Jewelers for Children (JFC) has launched its 2013 Hope for the Holidays program, a fundraising effort that benefits children’s charities.  New York--Jewelers for Children (JFC) has launc... read more..

Washington retailer celebrates silver anniversary

After years of helping customers celebrate their own occasions with its collections of jewelry, Blue Heron Jewelry Company is celebrating a milestone of its own this year: 25 years in business.Poulsbo... read more..

Blue Nile: Half of holiday traffic will be mobile

The CEO of Blue Nile, which just recorded its sixth consecutive quarter of double-digital sales growth, said the company expects more than 50 percent of site traffic to come from mobile devices in the... read more..

Bea Spiech retiring from Macy’s in 2014

A Macy’s Inc. spokesperson confirmed Friday that jewelry executive Bea Spiech will retire next year after more than 40 years with the retailer. New York--A Macy’s Inc. spokesperson confirmed Frid... read more..

Varda Shine leaving De Beers

After 30 years with the company, Varda Shine is leaving her post as the global head of sightholder sales for the De Beers Group of Companies at the end of January to “explore other opportunities,” De ... read more..

Consumers explain why they shop online

Shoppers included in a recent focus group said they get a better retail experience online than in brick-and-mortar stores, according to WSL, a research firm that provides information on shopping behav... read more..

Business is improving, but the recovery remains slow

Jewelers of America’s 2013 Cost of Doing Business Report shows that jewelers’ sales continue to increase a little bit each year, and that brick-and-mortar retailers may be regaining ground when it com... read more..

Shareholders approve Saks-Hudson’s Bay merger

Saks Inc. announced Wednesday that is shareholders have given the green light for the high-end retailer to merge with Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Company.  New York--Saks Inc. announc... read more..

De Beers stores offering custom ring service

De Beers Diamond Jewellers, the chain of stores the diamond miner and marketer operates in conjunction with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, now is giving customers the chance to design their own eng... read more..

Kohls.com now selling moissanite

Off-price department store chain Kohl’s has partnered with Charles & Colvard to sell the company’s Forever Brilliant line of moissanite jewelry on its website. Morrisville, N.C.--Off-price de... read more..

The new National Jeweler

As you might have already noticed, National Jeweler has a new look.Since the beginning of 2011, National Jeweler has been online only, and the site was redesigned with this mind. Today you, our reade... read more..

Rapaport to speak on undisclosed synthetics

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced that Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, will give a speech at its November conference about the issue of undisclosed s... read more..

US investors buy up Alrosa IPO shares

Russian mining company Alrosa, which seeks to overtake De Beers as the world’s largest diamond miner by value, launched its initial public offering this week, with reports indicating that U.S. investo... read more..

Sotheby’s to offer Taylor-inspired earrings

A pair of custom-designed Bulgari earrings inspired by the late Elizabeth Taylor and her film Cleopatra are expected to fetch up to $22,000 at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction scheduled for Dec. 1... read more..

Black Friday to reign as busiest shopping day

Four of the 10 busiest shopping days of the year will happen between Dec. 20 and 24, although Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is expected to remain the single busiest shopping day this holid... read more..

In NY, JA Special Delivery draws to a close

JA Special Delivery ended Tuesday, wrapping up three days of buying and selling activity, with a number of vendors noting that their silver business was particularly strong. ... read more..

Silver Spotlight: Brady Legler

Designer Brady Legler has just stepped onto the jewelry scene with a sterling silver and diamond collection that’s geometric and edgy, at times echoing the sharp lines of pencils and paintbrushes.Desi... read more..

World’s largest Paraiba tourmaline set in necklace

Canadian jeweler Kaufmann de Suisse has created a necklace using what has been designated as the world’s biggest Paraiba tourmaline, a gem weighing nearly 200 carats.Editor's Note: This article w... read more..

Is your brand fostering long-term relationships?

Columnist Diane Warga-Arias describes how a luxury brand can create long-lasting relationships with its customers, as opposed to just short-lived flings.I want a love affair and a relationship from a ... read more..

PGI training retailers on Millennial interactions

With the increasing impact the generation known as the Millennials have on the bridal industry, Platinum Guild International USA (PGI) has launched a new training program to help retailers successfull... read more..

AGS announces additional Conclave speakers

A group of businesses leaders, sales experts and thought innovators will join basketball star Magic Johnson as speakers at American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave 2014 in San Diego.Las Vegas--A group of b... read more..

Web Roundup: Tiffany&Co. launches new website

Tiffany & Co. has redesigned website, turning it into a “personal invitation” for visitors to shop or learn about the company and its jewelry and also presenting Tiffany as a founder of American l... read more..

Patek Philippe watches set new auction records

A pair of Patek Philippe watches set new world auction records for their respective references at Antiquorum’s fall sale held Saturday in Hong Kong. Hong Kong--A pair of Patek Philippe watches se... read more..

Leibish wins 7 Argyle stones, will re-polish 2

Israeli diamond company Leibish & Co. placed winning bids for a total of seven diamonds in the 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, including two fancy deep pinks and one fancy vivid. From left ... read more..

Gemesis introduces lab-grown pinks

Lab-grown diamond e-tailer Gemesis is now selling pink diamonds, available in “blush” and “brilliant” shades.New York--Lab-grown diamond e-tailer Gemesis is now selling pink diamonds, available in “bl... read more..

Appointments: Sorrelli, David Yurman, IDE, more

A new CEO at Sorrelli and Evan Yurman stepping up to chief design director at his family’s company are among the recent career moves in the jewelry industry.New York--A new CEO at Sorrelli and Evan Yu... read more..

JA cash-and-carry show opens with positive energy

JA New York opened its Special Delivery show to a good buzz Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.New York--JA New York opened its Special Delivery show to a good buzz Sunday at... read more..

Amazon’s Q3 sales up more than 20 percent

Sales continued to climb for Amazon.com Inc. in the third quarter, with the company reporting a 24 percent increase to $17.09 billion as compared with $13.81 billion in the same period last year.Seatt... read more..

Swatch to continue supplying movements until 2019

A Swiss competition body has ruled that Swatch Group must continue supplying third-party watchmakers with at least some finished movements through Dec. 31, 2019. Bern, Switzerland... read more..
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