July 2016

Coffee-Table Book Delves into the Jewelry of 13 Icons

20th Century Jewelry & The Icons of Style from Thames & Hudson looks at the jewels owned by the famous and the infamous. New York--Make room on your coffee table.On Sept. 13, Thames & Huds... read more..

Week in Photos – July 25, 2016

The industry converged upon New York this week, with three trade shows taking place and two organizations announcing big winners during one brutal summer heat wave.This week, the industry converged up... read more..

De Beers, Alrosa See First Half Sales Climb

The diamond miners also saw increased profits, though production levels remain down as both companies look to control costs. New York--De Beers and Alrosa, the world’s two biggest diamond miners, saw ... read more..

JA Holds ‘Wear One’ For Third Time

The now-annual event brings Jewelers of America retail members together with designers so jewelers can learn about the inspiration behind the designs.New York--Jewelers of America held its “Wear One” ... read more..

5 Designers to Obsess Over from the New Designer Gallery

Associate Editor Ashley Davis takes a look at the new brands to know from the JA New York Summer show.The JA New York show might have been a hot one due to the unfortunately timed heat wave, but it wa... read more..

The Top 10 Jewelry Auction Sales So Far in 2016

Fancy blue diamonds dominated the spring auction season, led by the 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue.New York--So far, 2016 has been one for the record books when it comes to the auction world.This spring... read more..

Lito Goes Graphic with ‘Infinite’ Jewelry Collection

The latest offerings from the Greek jewelry designer are a vast departure from her signature motifs.Athens--Despite Greece’s small size, it can sometimes feel like there are as many talented jewelry d... read more..

Bulgari, TAG Heuer Fuel Sales Growth at LVMH

The strong performance of Bulgari watches and jewelry plus TAG Heuer’s smartwatch helped drive a decent first half for LVMH.Paris--The strong performance of Bulgari watches and jewelry plus TAG Heuer’... read more..

Demantoid Garnet Suite Takes Top Spectrum Honors

This is the second time in as many years that a Cutting Edge entry took home Best of Show honors in the AGTA’s annual design contest.Dallas--For the second time in as many years, a Cutting Edge entry ... read more..

The Antique Show: A Love Story

Associate Editor Ashley Davis plays favorites at the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.Spectacular fine jewelry only gets better with time, as you well know if you visited the New York Antique... read more..

Female Robber’s Accomplices Found Guilty

A federal jury in Florida returned the verdict against the three men who allegedly trained armed jewelry store robber Abigail Lee Kemp.Panama City, Fla.--A federal jury in Florida returned a guilty ve... read more..

Want to Buy a Diamond Mine?

De Beers is set to flood its Snap Lake mine in Canada, unless another mining company wants it.Calgary, Alberta--De Beers plans to flood its Snap Lake mine in Canada this fall, unless another mining co... read more..

Crater of Diamonds Visitor Finds 1.53-Carat Stone

A 9-year-old named Grace Houston discovered the rough diamond while visiting the park with her family for the first time.Murfreesboro, Ark.--The Crater of Diamonds State Park has made another visitor ... read more..

Alexis Kletjian Wins Mort Abelson Award at JA New York

The award is given annually to one jewelry-maker exhibiting in the show’s New Designer Gallery.New York--Despite the New York City heatwave, which was stealthily creeping into the Javits Center, the m... read more..

NRF Raises Expectations for Retail This Year, Slightly

The National Retail Federation upgraded its forecast for retail sales growth from 3.1 percent to 3.4 percent.Washington--The National Retail Federation announced Tuesday that retail sales for 2016 now... read more..

WJA Awards for Excellence Winners Honored in NYC

The Women’s Jewelry Association recognized the recipients last night at its annual gala in New York.New York--Members of the jewelry industry headed to the Hammerstein Ballroom Monday night for the Wo... read more..

Sept. Thai Gem and Jewelry Show Postponed Until 2017

The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association said it is delaying the inaugural Thailand Gems and Jewelry Fair because of a dispute over the venue.Bangkok--The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association ... read more..

Live from New York: Metal Predictions, Millennial Myths

Members of the jewelry industry have descended upon a sweltering New York City for the annual run of late July events. New York--Members of the jewelry industry have descended upon a sweltering New Yo... read more..

Paige Novick Goes from ‘Phyne’ to Fine

The designer is honing her collection’s identity by elevating her materials and changing her brand name.New York--Paige Novick is done with her clever play-on words. The designer is turning over a new... read more..

JA Elects Two New Board Members

Ronda Daily of Bremer Jewelry in Illinois and Mike Alexander of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company were elected to the board at the association’s meeting held Saturday in New York.New York--Jewelers of... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

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

10 Buildings Set for Demolition in NYC Diamond District

Extell Development, which constructed the new International Gem Tower, apparently has more plans for the area that serves as the center of the city’s jewelry trade.New York--The developer that constru... read more..

Week in Photos – July 17, 2016

JIS moves the location of two of its shows, 10 new designers prepare for their trade show debut and National Jeweler’s latest digital magazine launches.A number of companies and organizations reported... read more..

Swatch Group Sees Sales, Profits Sink

The maker of watches including Tissot and Omega reported an 11 percent drop in sales and a 52 percent decline in net income in the first half of the year. Bienne, Switzerland--Swatch Group reported ne... read more..

Diamond Production Down for Alrosa

The Russian diamond mining company is cutting back on the amount of diamonds it mines, just like rival De Beers.Moscow--Alrosa reported Thursday that diamond production through the first six months of... read more..

WJA Announces 2016 Female Veteran Grant Winner

It has been awarded to Tara Hutchinson of Tara Hutch Fine Jewelry in San Antonio, Texas, who served a 10-year tour in the U.S. Army as a military police officer.New York--The Women’s Jewelry Associati... read more..

3 Pieces with Solange Azagury-Partridge

In our new monthly feature, Associate Editor Ashley Davis converses with jewelry designers about three of their creations that are particularly meaningful. This month features British legend Solange A... read more..

ArtCarved Looks to Celebrate the #Matchmakers of the World

The Frederick Goldman-owned bridal brand is launching a social media-centric contest asking happy couples: Who set you up?New York--ArtCarved is looking to give credit for engagement ring and wedding ... read more..

JIS Relocates to Ft. Lauderdale for 2 Shows

Due to renovations at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jewelers International Showcase has to move its January and April 2017 shows.Norwalk, Conn.--Jewelers International Showcase will move two of i... read more..

The 10 Designers of JANY’s New Designer Gallery

They will be making their trade show debut at the JA New York Summer show, which opens Sunday.New York--Ten jewelry designers have been chosen to make their fine jewelry trade show debut at the JA New... read more..
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