May 2015

Angolan journalist receives suspended sentence

A week after his case allegedly had been settled, a judge hit Rafael Marques de Morais with a 6-month sentence suspended for 2 years.... read more..

Company grows 10-carat colorless diamond

The International Gemological Institute Hong Kong has certified what it believes is currently the world’s largest colorless synthetic diamond--a 10.02-carat square emerald-cut stone grown by New Diamo... read more..

Jorge Adeler goes wholesale

The retailer and designer showcased five of his collections at the show, as he branches out from the store his family has operated since the mid-1970s.Jorge Adeler’s 18-karat red gold ring features a ... read more..

Lagos veterans begin again, in their own Realm

Ann King Lagos and Toni Renee Leslie have teamed up to create their own kingdom where the line between fine and fashion jewelry is blurred.A sterling silver and 18-karat gold vermeil bracelet from Rea... read more..

Frederick Goldman names COO

Frederick Goldman has promoted company executive and industry veteran John Orrico to the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective immediately.New York--Frederick Goldman has promoted c... read more..

Patricia Field’s elements of (jewelry) style

The Sex and the City costume designer dishes on what attracts her to the pieces she picks and why there’s no “ass kissing” in retail.“I just love the face-to-face of it all,” Patricia Field said of re... read more..

Couture reveals 2015 Design Awards winners

This year, a mix of newcomers and well-known names took the top prizes in what is considered one of the industry’s premier design contests.Las Vegas--The winners of the Couture Design Awards were anno... read more..

What you might have missed

Stories about the Las Vegas shows were among the most read on National Jeweler for the week of May 24 to 30. New York--Here are the top five stories on from May 24 to 30, according... read more..

Stephen Webster to design line for Hearts On Fire

The Boston-based company is pairing with the English designer to bring his innovative look to the diamond brand. Las Vegas--Hearts On Fire announced Sunday that it will collaborate with London-based d... read more..

From Couture: Jane Taylor Jewelry

The designer is showcasing her new Cirque collection of one-of-a-kind gemstone rings, as well as new ear jackets and a bevy of pieces featuring baguette cuts.This smoky quartz, red garnet and diamond ... read more..

‘A Diamond is Forever’ is back

Forevermark announced in Las Vegas that its holiday marketing campaign will use the famed slogan first coined in the 1940s but will make it ‘fresh’ for millennial consumers.Las Vegas--Forevermark is p... read more..

After acquisition, JCK’s Bill Furman to join JIS team

Following the news that Reed Expositions is purchasing Jewelers International Showcase (JIS), JCK magazine and trade show veteran Bill Furman will join the JIS Miami trade show team.Las Vegas--Followi... read more..

Signet continues to post strong sales

Same-store sales increased 4 percent in the retailer’s fiscal first quarter, with both bridal and diamond fashion jewelry performing particularly well.Akron, Ohio--Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported Thursd... read more..

Week in Photos--May 24, 2015

The majority of the industry descended upon Las Vegas for the start of the annual Couture, JCK and U.S. Antique Jewelry & Watch shows this week.The majority of the industry descended upon Las Vega... read more..

De Beers wants to sell its oldest mine

The diamond miner and marketer is looking for a buyer for the Kimberley Mines in South Africa, a site where diamonds have been dug up since the 1870s.  London--The De Beers Group of Companies is ... read more..

Coach’s corner: 10 common mistakes salespeople make

Dressing too casually and paying more attention to their smartphone than to the customer are two of the most common blunders committed by salespeople today, Pat Henneberry says. Customer visits are ex... read more..

Diamond company to offer at-booth consulting

Amipi is holding a “Consult Lab” for retailers in its booth at the JCK show this year that will feature experts on marketing, merchandising and social media.New York--Loose diamond and jewelry company... read more..

Sex and the City costume designer coming to JCK

Patricia Field, who greatly influenced fashion dressing the four stars of Sex and the City, will discuss trends and the “it” factor during an event scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Las Vegas--Patrici... read more..

Movado raises prices, readies for wearables launch

Movado Group soon will be entering the world of wearables and, like a number of other watch companies, has been raising prices recently.Paramus, N.J.--Movado Group soon will be entering the world of w... read more..

Tiffany sees first quarter sales slip

Despite positive performances in Canada and Latin America, Tiffany & Co. reported Wednesday that global comps for the company were down slightly in the first quarter.New York-- Despite positive pe... read more..

Royal Asscher to debut new cut, campaign at JCK

The family-owned diamond company has a patented round brilliant cut and a new ad campaign starring model Nicola Breytenbach.New York--Royal Asscher is coming to Las Vegas with a new global advertising... read more..

What you might have missed

The GIA’s recall of hundreds of diamonds and a preview of the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch show were the most popular stories on National Jeweler last week. New York--Here are the top five st... read more..

JCK Las Vegas owner acquires JIS shows

Reed Exhibitions announced late Friday that it has bought Jewelers International Showcase, which operates the three JIS shows held each year in Miami Beach.Norwalk, Conn.--Reed Exhibitions, operator o... read more..

Dream of being on air? JTV is looking for talent

The broadcast network is holding open auditions beginning Friday morning at the Courtyard Las Vegas South. Las Vegas--Jewelry Television is recruiting participants for its show host apprentice program... read more..

Vibhor Gems names industry vet as president

Author and former Hearts On Fire executive Peter Smith has been appointed president of New York City-based Vibhor Gems, joining the company in time for Las Vegas market week.New York--Author and forme... read more..

Is Amazon looking to take on Etsy?

Two online postings suggest the online retail giant is establishing a handmade marketplace to rival Etsy, which has seen its stock drop since going public in March.Seattle--Two different postings onli... read more..

Cindy’s TrendTracker: Coming Up Couture

Vegas market week is the most exciting time for jewelry lovers--we get to see so much newness that it can make you lightheaded if you don’t pace yourself.Vegas market week is the most exciting time fo... read more..

Lessons from Mad Men

I don’t have to start this post with a spoiler alert because I haven’t seen all of Mad Men yet. I’m still on season 6 so I don’t know what happened on Sunday night’s big series finale. And don’t spoil... read more..

Rocks On: With blue hues hot, topaz stays popular

In this edition of Rocks On, National Jeweler looks at how the vibrant blue shades of topaz continue to generate demand for the gemstone, even as price has increased.New York--If the Tucson gem shows ... read more..

AGA to address lab-grown diamonds in Las Vegas

The Accredited Gemologists Association is holding a half-day conference on Thursday, May 28 in Las Vegas, bringing together industry experts to talk about detection, market perceptions and pricing of ... read more..
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