May 2014

Live from Couture: New from Marco Bicego

Marco Bicego showcased its new Lunaria collection at the Couture show this year, a line comprised of 18-karat gold pieces meant to portray the movement of “leaves rustling in the wind.”Marco Bicego’s ... read more..

Live from Couture: New from Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster unveiled his new Albion Rose collection at this year’s Couture show, comprised of two suites of jewelry inspired by British culture, art and design.This 18-karat white gold ring with a... read more..

At the Wynn, Couture starts with a splash

“Electric Lady” singer Janelle Monáe lit up the stage, and even jumped into the pool, for the Couture audience Thursday night, topping off a strong start to the show for both buyers and exhibitors. La... read more..

GIA offering services, museum preview in Las Vegas

The Gemological Institute of America will offer a number of services and educational sessions during market week. Las Vegas--The Gemological Institute of America will offer a number of services and ed... read more..

What’s on tap today: Friday, May 30

National Jeweler celebrates at the antique jewelry show while Couture serves cocktails at sunset and the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association hosts its annual gala at the Mandalay Bay.Las Vegas... read more..

Jewelers Mutual awards top agents and agencies

At its National Sales Conference held two weeks ago, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company handed out a number of awards, including its first inductees to the Agent Hall of Fame and the Legacy Award. ... read more..

As Couture opens, design expectations soar

Couture show exhibitors enjoyed a welcome party at the Wynn Las Vegas Wednesday evening, with many not only expressing a positive outlook for the five days ahead but noting the strength of design in p... read more..

Thursday, May 29: What’s on tap today

The Couture show opens today with Janelle Monáe, while DEF gets down at its annual gala, the antique and estate jewelry show starts at the Paris and the AGA has a day-long conference on lab-grown diam... read more..

Zale shareholders approve merger with Signet

The country’s two biggest specialty jewelers now are one. After weeks of defending the deal, Zale Corp. notched a huge victory Thursday when its shareholders voted in favor of combining the retailer w... read more..

What’s in our bags

Las Vegas market week is here once again, and this year, the National Jeweler team is sharing the essential items they keep in their bags to survive each day in comfort and style.Senior Editor Hannah ... read more..

GIA hires former State Dept. advisor for new role

The Gemological Institute of America now has a global director of development and beneficiation, and has tapped the former special advisor for conflict diamonds with the U.S. State Department to fill ... read more..

Dominion Diamond bringing back CanadaMark

During the Las Vegas jewelry shows, Dominion Diamond Corp. will relaunch the CanadaMark diamond hallmark program, a branding program that marks stones as being of Canadian origin.  Toronto--During the... read more..

Know somebody who’s a real gem? Nominate them.

Submissions for potential nominees are being accepted for the 2015 Gem Awards, which honors individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.New York--Submissions... read more..

Oscar Heyman on the hunt for its historical pieces

Oscar Heyman, a New York-based jewelry company that has been in business since 1912, is looking for estate jewelry pieces for possible inclusion in a new book it is creating in partnership with the Bo... read more..

Appointments: Arnold’s new role, bourse elections

The former CEO of bridal jewelry company Lieberfarb is now working as an executive at Buyers Intelligence Group, the merchandising consulting firm started in 2000 by Abe Sherman.New York--The former C... read more..

Victoria Tse launches jewelry design company

Victoria Tse, who was once married to jewelry designer Christian Tse, has launched her own jewelry company and will debut her pieces at the JCK show later this month in Las Vegas. V. Tse's 18-kar... read more..

10 education sessions to attend in Las Vegas

National Jeweler has looked through the educational seminars that JCK will offer in Las Vegas to bring jewelers the 10 presentations they should be sure to check out.Las Vegas--JCK Las Vegas will host... read more..

4 trade show safety tips

Insurance agency Jewelers Unblocked has offered trade show safety tips for industry professionals heading to Las Vegas next week. Fair Lawn, N.J.--Insurance agency Jewelers Unblocked has offered trade... read more..

Gemstone Spotlight: Katy Briscoe

After gaining industry experience through her work at a major department store, the renowned Fred Joaillier of Paris, and David Webb, Katy Briscoe established her own full-service jewelry company in 1... read more..

A life remembered

[caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="150"] Robin Rotenier[/caption]“Passionate.” It’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of Paris-born designer Robin Rotenier, who died u... read more..

Chain of custody challenges for colored gems

Gemologist Edward Boehm details efforts being made worldwide to improve the lives of small-scale, or artisanal, colored gemstone miners, including a project he helped with in Madagascar. Graduate... read more..

AGS brings mini-Conclave to Las Vegas

The American Gem Society will hold a one-day, all-inclusive mini-Conclave session, called Conclave X-Press, in Las Vegas during market week. Las Vegas--The American Gem Society will hold a one-day, al... read more..

Pa. jewelry store closing after 110 years

After more than a century in the industry, Vogt’s Jewelers is going out of business as its owners retire, selling off the inventory and equipment in the store. Allentown, Pa.--After more than a c... read more..

A preview of pieces to see in Las Vegas

What’s there to view in Las Vegas? Rose gold, personalized pieces--which continue to be popular--plenty of color and, of course, bridal. Click through this slideshow to see selections from 25 JCK exhi... read more..

Sterling introduces new outlet concept, Jared Vault

Sterling Jewelers is converting some of the Ultra Diamond outlets it purchased in 2012 into Jared Vault stores, a chain of outlet stores that sell overstock from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry.Akron, O... read more..

Tiffany raises guidance following ‘excellent’ Q1

First quarter sales were strong worldwide for Tiffany & Co., with same-store and total sales in the Americas increasing due to broad-based growth across the United States. New York--First quarter ... read more..

Christie’s enters retail with online watch store

Christie’s is expanding its sales reach with the launch of an online retail boutique that will offer rare, vintage and luxury timepieces, the auction house said Wednesday.New York--Christie’s is expan... read more..

Couture innovates with two new Design Awards

Show organizers have expanded the Couture Design Awards by two categories in order to honor jewelry that breaks new ground as well as pieces that are distinctively extravagant. New York--Show organize... read more..

10 fun things to do in Las Vegas

With market week upon us, National Jeweler has put together a list of 10 exciting, adventurous and relaxing things to do in Las Vegas when shows are over or, for those who miraculously manage to find ... read more..

10 restaurants to check out in Las Vegas

National Jeweler solicited recommendations from frequent Vegas goers, scoured tourism websites and leaned on the local Time Out magazine to compile this list of the city’s best dining.  Las Vegas--Whe... read more..
National Jeweler

Fine Jewelry Industry News

Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals--jewelry retailers, designers, buyers, manufacturers, and suppliers. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, we cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. National Jeweler delivers the most urgent jewelry news necessary for running your day-to-day jewelry business here, and via our daily e-newsletter, website and other specialty publications, such as "The State of the Majors." National Jeweler is published by Jewelers of America, the leading nonprofit jewelry association in the United States.