November 2014

Tacori expands into men’s fashion jewelry

Tacori is making a move beyond men’s wedding bands, offering its male customers fashion jewelry for the first time.Tacori’s new “Legend” collection, pieces of which are pictured here, features men’s f... read more..

What you might have missed

The top lots from the “Bunny” Mellon sale and analysis of Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s latest financials were among the most read stories on National Jeweler last week.New York--Here are the five most popul... read more..

At the start of the season, fine jewelry shines

On a weekend usually overshadowed by big-box frenzy, jewelry held its own in the days following--or, in some cases, on--Thanksgiving.   New York--On a weekend usually overshadowed by big-box frenzy, f... read more..

Virginia raffle celebrates 5 years, surpasses $70K

The “Jewels for Children” raffle, supported by various Richmond jewelers, held its annual fund-raising event this fall, garnering more than $9,000 for charity. Richmond, Va.--The “Jewels for Chil... read more..

Private equity firm takes big stake in Daniel’s

Palladium Equity Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has made a majority investment in 73-store California chain Daniel’s Jewelers. New York--Palladium Equity Partners LLC, a New ... read more..

Movado sales slip in weak watch market

Slow overall watch sales and poor sell-through on its flagship brand overseas led to a disappointing third quarter for the Movado Group Inc.New from Movado is Parlee, a line of automatic chronographs ... read more..

Cindy’s TrendTracker: Bar fun

Bar none, the simple line necklace--straight across or curved into a “smile”--has leapt to the top of the fashion trends.Bar none, the simple line necklace--straight across or curved into a “smile”--h... read more..

IDI reviving diamond pop-up shop for Cyber Monday

The Israel Diamond Institute announced Monday that it will launch a direct-to-consumer, pop-up sales platform for loose diamonds and diamond jewelry on Dec. 1, the day known as Cyber Monday because of... read more..

The top 10 lots from the ‘Bunny’ Mellon sale

Leading the sale of jewelry that once belonged to the horticulturist, art collector and philanthropist was a 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond that set two world auction records.This 9.75-carat fanc... read more..

Growing number of Americans getting remarried

Even though fewer people are tying the knot overall, those who already have been married once aren’t afraid to try again, the latest data from the Pew Research Center shows.  New York--The Pew Researc... read more..

Why consumers are starting to love gold again

The World Gold Council’s Sally Morrison and Marcus Grubb on price, demand, #FutureHeirlooms, and what Anthropologie launching a karat-gold collection says about young consumers’ interest in the catego... read more..

Brands continue to come up big for Signet

Names like Neil Lane, Le Vian and Vera Wang remain the main sales drivers for Signet Jewelers, which is in the process of transforming the sales floor of its Kay Jewelers stores into a series of brand... read more..

Gold fashion jewelry leads the way for Tiffany

 While results were mixed for Tiffany & Co. globally, sales in the U.S. market were relatively strong, led by consumer demand for fashion jewelry in karat gold.New York--While results were mi read more..

The smartwatch has too (many) faces

Think consumers can ‘trick out’ their smartwatch with a virtual version of a mechanical timepiece’s face? Not on our watch, said some of the industry’s biggest brands.  New York--Richemont and Swatch ... read more..

EGL USA to launch trading platform by year’s end

EGL USA laboratory plans to introduce a new, free diamond trading platform for the industry that will list certified diamonds from “all major labs”--but not any diamonds graded by EGL labs outside the... read more..

Endless Jewelry launches line with J-Lo

Endless Jewelry has entered into a long-term partnership with Jennifer Lopez to create a line of bracelets bearing the singer, actress and fashion designer’s trademark.  Jennifer Lopez got h... read more..

Leader of grab-and-run ring sentenced

A 36-year-old man received 10 years in prison for being one of the leaders of a grab-and-run crime ring that stole millions in diamonds and jewelry from 23 stores in seven states, even using a Chihuah... read more..

Leader of grab-and-run ring sentenced

A 36-year-old man received 10 years in prison for being one of the leaders of a grab-and-run crime ring that stole millions in diamonds and jewelry from 23 stores in seven states, even using a Chihuah... read more..

What you might have missed

A roundup of the major chain stores that’ll be open on Thanksgiving Day and one independent retailer’s plan to compete with big-box Black Friday deals were the top stories on National Jeweler last wee... read more..

Speakers for 2015 Centurion show announced

Actors Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin will open the education sessions at Centurion in February, taking the stage to talk about triumphing over adversity. Merrick, N.Y.--Actors Henry Winkler and Marl... read more..

Gemstone Spotlight: Estenza

After manufacturing fine jewelry for more than 45 years, family-run brand Estenza embarked on a rebranding effort a little over a year ago and set out to expand its business in the United States.After... read more..

To a minimum

When celebrities step out on the red carpet, you can usually count on them (or their stylists) choosing the statement jewelry that will get noticed, opting for major drop earrings and bold colored gem... read more..

The history behind … acrostic jewelry

This month, National Jeweler takes a look at the background of acrostic jewelry, which contained a message spelled out by the first letter of every gemstone in the piece. New York--Antique acrost... read more..

The history behind … acrostic jewelry

 This month, National Jeweler takes a look at the background of acrostic jewelry, which contained a message spelled out by the first letter of every gemstone in the piece.New York--Antique acrost read more..

Kiran Gems invests in girls’ education in India

Diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems is partnering with the Smile Foundation to bring quality education to underprivileged children in India through the Mission Education program.Mumbai--Diamond manufactur... read more..

5 jewels that once belonged to Lauren Bacall

When Bonhams New York auctions 700 pieces from the estate of the late Lauren Bacall this spring, it will include more than 30 of her favorite jewels from top brands like Cartier, Chanel and Tiffany &a... read more..

About Retail: One-time king of King’s takes on steel

Dale Perelman spent years at the helm of King’s of New Castle, a family-owned chain that had 51 stores at its peak. Now semi-retired, the Western Pennsylvania native has tackled a topic of great local... read more..

Earnings roundup: Chain store sales remain uneven

Third quarter sales were soft for major chain retailers, which are grappling with a lack of compelling product and continued competition from pure-play online retailers.  New York--Third quarter sales... read more..

Same-store sales soar, losses narrow for Birks

Following a tough fiscal year, specialty jeweler Birks Group Inc. has rebounded with a strong second quarter and first half, driven by watch sales and an increase in average ticket, number of transact... read more..

Online spending to reach $61B this holiday season

Though Comscore Inc. is predicting double-digit gains for online spending this holiday, the digital metrics firm notes that wage stagnation and lack of discretionary income among the middle class coul... read more..
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