December 2015

The 3 Biggest Stories of 2015

Our Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares the three stories she thinks had the greatest impact on the jewelry industry in 2015.When putting together this list last year, I had it easy. The story choic... read more..

IDE Honors Past President Yair Sahar

The 66th General Assembly of the Israel Diamond Exchange gave former IDE President Yair Sahar the title of Honorary President.Ramat Gan, Israel--The 66th General Assembly of the Israel Diamond Exchang... read more..

Lazare Kaplan faces SEC action

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it is now “necessary and appropriate” to institute a public administrative proceeding against Lazare Kaplan that could result in the revocation of the compa... read more..

The Year in Photos

The year began with news in the wearable tech sector, and didn’t quit.From the Apple Watch to TAG Heuer’s Connected, brands raced throughout 2015 to respond to release their own versions of a sma... read more..

Cindy’s TrendTracker: New Year’s Sparklers

There’s a lot of twinkle on New Year’s Eve and we all know that fine jewelry can outshine the brightest stars and flashiest fireworks. Some people want jewels that remind them of the promise of a new ... read more..

5 Stories You Might Have Missed Last Week

National Jeweler recaps five stories from the week of Dec. 21 to 26 that jewelers might have missed in the midst of the holiday rush.New York--Too busy last week to catch all the headlines in the jewe... read more..

Rocks On: Sapphires

It’s the blue hues that continue to reign when it comes to sapphires, though the peach and light pink shades are gaining popularity.New York--In the world of fine jewelry, the sapphire needs little in... read more..

‘Subway Garnet’ Peeks Out Of the Vault

The New York Times just ran a short feature on the 9-pound, 10-ounce garnet discovered in a New York City sewer and given a very polite, if somewhat misleading, moniker.New York--The New York Times re... read more..

Calif. Jeweler Ernie Glave Dies at 90

The longtime owner of Ernest A. Glave Jeweler in downtown San Jose died Dec. 22 in a tragic accident.San Jose, Calif.--Ernest Glave, a longtime California jeweler known for his work ethic and determin... read more..

What Sold in Jewelry Stores the Week of Christmas

Ten retailers from five different sections of the country share with National Jeweler what sold, or didn’t sell, in those last few important days before Dec. 25. New York--Was it holly jolly, or ... read more..

Gemstone Spotlight: Mociun

It was a happy accident. Trying to figure out what to do with a parcel of gemstones led Caitlin Mociun to create her signature, one-of-a-kind gemstone cluster pieces.The pieces often use antique diamo... read more..

The Top Auction Sales of 2015

From rare and colored to large and flawless, many of the diamonds sold this year at auction were world record-breakers.New York--Large colored diamonds, deeply hued rubies and colorless diamonds prove... read more..

Alternative Spotlight: Michael John Jewelry

When it comes to working in alternative metals, many designers opt for an already-existing material but Michael Hezar of Michael John Jewelry created his own: a gold, ceramic and rhodium mixture he pu... read more..

Gemfields Ruby Auction Nets $29 Million

The gemstone miner’s recent Singapore auction of higher- and medium-quality rough rubies from its Montepuez mine achieved an average per-carat price of $317.92.London--Gemfields reported that its rece... read more..

Rio Grande Among the ‘Best Places to Work’

The Albuquerque-based jewelry supply company recently was named one of the best large companies to work at in New Mexico by a local publication.Albuquerque, N.M.--Jewelry supplier Rio Grande is one of... read more..

GIA Campus Gets in the Holiday Spirit

A number of women and children in need will be having a brighter holiday season this year thanks to donations from staff and students at the Gemological Institute of America’s headquarters.Carlsbad, C... read more..

Chamilia Gets Into the Stackables Game

The Swarovski brand has debuted a line of 28 rings priced between $30 and $70 that feature Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia, Alpinite and Spinel crystals.Cranston, R.I.--Chamilia, the Swarovski Grou... read more..

The Top Gems of 2015

After a year of attending gem shows, press previews and looking at a lot of jewelry, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks about which gemstones rocked 2015.A gemstone’s popularity year after yea... read more..

The Most-Read Stories of 2015

What did National Jeweler’s readers click on the most this year? It turns out they found stories about the past and the future equally enthralling.New York-- What did National Jeweler’s readers click ... read more..

Diamond Trading Centre Opens in India

The opening of the center marks a major milestone in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to promote India as a major global diamond trading hub.Mumbai--India has opened its first Special No... read more..

Tissot Opens Third NY Boutique

The store, located in New York’s Times Square, comes shortly after the brand was named Official Timekeeper of the NBA.New York--Tissot has opened a new boutique in Times Square, which marks not only i... read more..

Sotheby’s CFO Resigns Amid Investor Pressures

Patrick McClymont will be stepping down from the role next week following activist investors’ calls for changes in senior management.New York--Dennis Weibling is now the interim chief financial office... read more..

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