April 2016

Business Pulse: Keeping Tabs on Inventory, Or Not

More than a quarter of jewelers said in a recent survey that they don’t have a point-of-sale system for tracking inventory in their store.New York--Jewelers of America/National Jeweler’s latest poll s... read more..

Tiffany Snags Vogue’s Grace Coddington as Creative Partner

The style visionary will direct Tiffany & Co.’s fall ad campaign, “Legendary Style,” featuring several iconic collections from the jeweler.New York--She’s been known for decades for her work along... read more..

Financing to Take Priority at Diamond Conference

The diamond industry’s lack of liquidity is expected to be one of the main topics of discussion when leaders convene in Dubai in mid-May for the World Diamond Congress.Antwerp--The diamond industry’s ... read more..

India’s Gem, Jewelry Exports Fall 3%

The biggest drop was in the export of polished diamonds, which slipped below the $20 billion mark for the first time in six years.Mumbai--Hampered by weak global demand, India saw exports of gems and ... read more..

Week in Photos – April 25, 2016

This week was full of diamond news, including the announcement that the Diamond Development Initiative has launched a set of standards for artisanally mined stones.Tissot unveiled that champion motorc... read more..

Richline Buys Custom Jewelry Site Gemvara

The online retailer, which has what is probably the most coveted customization software in the jewelry industry, was acquired for an undisclosed sum.New York--The Richline Group announced Wednesday th... read more..

DDI Launches New Standards for Artisanally Mined Diamonds

They are the Maendeleo Diamond Standards, after the word that means development and progress in Swahili.Ottawa--The Diamond Development Initiative, the nonprofit focused on improving the working condi... read more..

Consumers to Spend $4.2B on Jewelry This Mother’s Day

The National Retail Federation’s recent survey shows that more than one-third of shoppers will give jewelry as a gift for mom this year, spending an average of $96.Washington--According to a recent su... read more..

Trial Run Keeps Yielding Type IIa Diamonds for Lucapa

The mining company has recovered three more big diamonds from its mine in Angola and two of them are high-color, Type IIa stones.Perth, Western Australia--Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd. announced this we... read more..

Royal Manga Malai Necklace Sells for $47K at Bonhams

The gold necklace set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds went for well below its pre-sale estimate of $73,000 to $90,000.London--A manga malai necklace with royal provenance sold for approximately $46... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Mother’s Day Jewelry

Looking to stock jewelry for the stylish mom who still wants sentimental pieces? This week’s Style File has nine great options.The term “mom style” doesn’t have the same meaning anymore. Today, mother... read more..

Jewelry Industry Vet Adam Graham Joins Omi

Graham, who left Black Starr & Frost when the jeweler’s Newport Beach, Calif. store closed, now will head marketing and sales for Omi Gems and Omi Privé.West Covina, Calif.--Omi Inc. has hired jew... read more..

GIA Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The application period for the 125 scholarships currently being offered by the Gemological Institute of America will close this Saturday, April 30.Carlsbad, Calif.--The deadline is nearing for student... read more..

Van Cleef Archivist to Speak at Jewelry Conference

Cynthia Prasnal is scheduled to present a history of Van Cleef & Arpels and her work there at the Northwest Jewelry Conference in August. Seattle--Attendees of this year’s Northwest Jewelry Confer... read more..

Jewelers For Children, Lavish Join Forces On Promotion

Jewelers for Children has partnered with Lavish, a leading supplier of jewelry cleaner, on a fundraising program in which jewelry stores can help raise money for children in need.New York--Jewelers fo... read more..

4 Indicted in 2011 Home Invasion of Georgia Jeweler

The nearly five-year-old case against four men who allegedly forced their way into a jeweler’s home and tied up his family is moving forward.Atlanta--The nearly five-year-old case against four men who... read more..

Diamond Grading Reports from 2 Labs Added to RapNet

The trading platform now has diamonds with reports from GHI Gemological Laboratory and De Beers’ International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research.New York--RapNet now is listing diamonds with r... read more..

Generating Consistent Profits with a Formal Referral System

Everybody in the jewelry business loves referrals, Jim Ackerman writes. Strange, then, that so few jewelers have a well-conceived, formal system for generating them.Everybody in the jewelry business l... read more..

Platinum Shines at Jeweler’s ‘Wedding Band Weekend’

Long’s Jewelers held the event at its Burlington, Mass. location last month and sold more bands in platinum than any than in any other metal type.Burlington, Mass.--One recent event showcasing wedding... read more..

Motorcyclist Lorenzo Joins Tissot Team of Ambassadors

Jorge Lorenzo, who has won the MotoGP World Championship three times, has joined the Tissot family of celebrity ambassadors.Le Locle, Switzerland--Champion motorcyclist Jorge Lorenzo, who has won the ... read more..

How to: Create a Viable Plan for Passing on the Business

Identified someone willing to take over the jewelry business? Good. Here’s what’s next.It’s no secret that the jewelry industry is aging. Yet, despite the greying of the field, a recent Jewelers of Am... read more..

Diamond Growers Association Grows by 8

M. Geller, Schubach Enterprises and D.Nea are among the new members of the International Grown Diamond Association.Morrisville, N.C.--The International Grown Diamond Association, the organization crea... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com for the week of April 17 to 23, according to Google Analytics.New York--Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com fo... read more..

Cadar to Open Studio, Office Space in NYC

Clothing-turned-jewelry designer Michal Kadar, who’ll make her trade show debut this summer, is opening an atelier for her fledgling jewelry brand.New York--Clothing-turned-jewelry-designer Michal Kad... read more..

Gold Conference to Take Place This Week

Initiatives in Art & Culture will hold its sixth annual Gold Conference on April 28 and 29 at the City University of New York, featuring two full days of presentations on gold and the jewelry indu... read more..

Week in Photos – April 18, 2016

This week included the results of two major fine jewelry auctions in New York and the news that Signet is moving its Dallas headquarters into a mixed used development called Cypress Waters.A nearly 16... read more..

NPD Group Launches Diamond Tracking Service

The company now is providing the industry with market data regarding diamond sales gathered from both independent retailers and large chains.Port Washington, N.Y.--The NPD Group now is providing the d... read more..

Sears Holdings Closing More Stores

The company announced Thursday that 68 Kmart and 10 Sears will close by mid-September.Hoffman, Ill.--Following a recent evaluation of store performance, struggling Sears Holdings announced Thursday th... read more..

De Beers Q1 Diamond Production Down 10%

The miner and marketer reported that diamond production fell by double digits in the first quarter as it scaled back operations due to the weak diamond demand witnessed in 2015.London--De Beers announ... read more..

Fairmined Ecological Gold from Mongolia, Colombia Available

The Alliance for Responsible Mining announced the availability of the gold mined without the use of any toxic chemicals from six mining organizations in the two countries. Envigado, Colombia--The... read more..
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