August 2016

In Louisiana, A Fund is Formed for Flood Victims

Jewelers of Louisiana created the fund for jewelers and their employees in the hard-hit state, and Stuller employees are in need of help too.Baton Rouge, La.--Over the course of a few days, an unnamed... read more..

IGI Targets Millennials with Radio Campaign

The International Gemological Institute is following its consumer television campaign with five radio spots in select iHeartMedia markets beginning Sept. 6.New York--The International Gemological Inst... read more..

Retrouvai Wins ‘The Next Now’ Competition

The inaugural emerging jewelry designer competition from Ylang23 and TrendSeeder was held last week in New York.New York--A group of retailers and tastemakers have crowned the winner of the first The ... read more..

Georg Jensen’s Posthumous Collaboration with Zaha Hadid

The Danish design house partnered with the renowned architect on a jewelry collection prior to her death in March.New York--On Sept. 1, Zaha Hadid, the late Iraqi-British architect famous for works li... read more..

Coach’s Corner: Are You Unmistakable?

Terry Chandler, Hannah Becker and Mike Mojica all have something in common. They all have a distinctive personal stamp, Pat Henneberry writes.  Here’s what I mean when I ask “Are you unmistakable... read more..

Pippa Small to Open Shop-in-Shop at ABC Carpet & Home

The British jewelry designer is opening a permanent space in the New York retail store.New York--Longtime British jewelry designer Pippa Small is known for her global outlook, and now she has her sigh... read more..

Lorenzo Yih, Founding Sponsor of GIA Hong Kong, Dies at 77

Yih was chairman and CEO of the Lorenzo Jewelry Group, with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.New York--Lorenzo Yih, the chairman and CEO of the Lorenzo Jewelry Group, died earlier this... read more..

JVC Begins Search for Gardner’s Successor

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has convened a search committee to replace President and CEO Cecilia Gardner, who will step down next year. New York--The Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s board of direc... read more..

Rocks On: The Evolution of the Birthstone List

The birthstone list has changed only a few times since it was created more than a century ago, giving elevated status to a group of stones that continue to sell well today.New York--With the exception... read more..

Tiffany Unveils High Jewelry ‘Masterpieces’

The jewelry retailer revealed one of its two annual high jewelry collections in New York.New York--Tiffany & Co. might be taking a modern approach in courting a millennial consumer in hopes of tur... read more..

Couture Owner Launching New Trade Show in Vegas

It’s called Jewellery Box and will take place in the same venue as the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.New York--Emerald Expositions, the company that owns Couture and the Las Vegas antique... read more..

3.81-Ct. Blue Diamond Kicks Off Fall for Bonhams London

The oval-cut fancy intense blue diamond could sell for as much as $2.4 million at the auction house’s upcoming Fine Jewellery sale. London--When Bonhams London kicks off its autumn auction season next... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

Here are the top five stories published on for the week of Aug. 21 to 27, according to Google Analytics.New York--Here are the top five stories published on for... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: An Abundance of Overlay

In the latest installment of Style File, Amanda Gizzi examines the ways designers are overlaying gemstones with gold and diamonds for visual interest.The popularity of gemstone jewelry appears to be s... read more..

Movado’s Q2 Sales Drop 12 Percent

The Paramus, N.J.-based watch company’s net sales totaled $128.1 million, compared with $145.6 million in the same period last year.Paramus, N.J.--Movado Group Inc. recorded a double-digit decline in ... read more..

Stuller’s ‘Transform Tours’ Are Back

The tours, which bring Stuller professionals to independent jewelers, will make stops in Minnesota, Washington and Louisiana in September and October.Lafayette, La.--Stuller Inc. announced recently th... read more..

Judith Ripka Jewelry to be Auctioned for FIT

The online sale, which benefits the QVC Scholarship Fund, is going on now.New York--Six pieces of Judith Ripka fine jewelry are being auctioned for a cause. Robert and Jennifer D’Loren donated the jew... read more..

Week in Photos – August 22, 2016

National Jeweler put the spotlight on the trillion cut’s comeback and an up-and-coming jewelry designer who’s “One to Watch.”This week, National Jeweler put the spotlight on the trillion cut’s comebac... read more..

Tiffany Continues Slide as Sales Decline 6%

The New York-based jeweler had another difficult quarter, with total sales down 6 percent and comps declining 9 percent in the Americas.New York--Tiffany & Co. had another difficult quarter, repor... read more..

Signet Jewelers Records Disappointing Q2

Comps fell 2 percent, due mainly to sales weakness in states where the economy is dependent on the energy industry, the company’s CEO said.Akron, Ohio--Sales surprisingly fell short for Signet Jeweler... read more..

Alrosa Holding Rough Auction, Polished Tender

The Russian diamond miner is having an international auction of rough diamonds over 10 carats and a polished diamond tender for the first time in Vladivostok, Russia.Moscow--Alrosa has announced that ... read more..

One to Watch: Spencer Fine Jewelry

Melissa Spencer, the recipient of the 2016 Carelle-WJA Grant, is putting her own modern spin on the personalized jewelry craze.New York-- Melissa Spencer is putting her own modern spin on the personal... read more..

DDI Brings Schools to Artisan Diamond Mining Communities

The Diamond Development Initiative has received grants from the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Brilliant Earth to fund the schools.Ottawa, Ontario--The Diamond Development Initiative’s motto is: If you ... read more..

Michael Hill Continues to Lose Money in the U.S.

Operating loss during its fiscal full year was $2.3 million, and same-store sales fell short of expectations.Brisbane, Australia--Though Michael Hill’s U.S. performance fell short of what it was expec... read more..

Brilliant Earth and CanadaMark Partner on Collection

The responsible sourcing e-tailer and mining program have collaborated on bridal and fine jewelry offerings.San Francisco--Brilliant Earth, the ethical jewelry e-commerce retailer, and CanadaMark, Dom... read more..

Edge Retail Academy Offers New ‘A La Carte’ Business Classes

The mentorship-focused program is providing jewelry retailers with specialized classes in over 30 topics.Omaha, Neb.--The Edge Retail Academy is offering new, specialized classes for jewelry retailers... read more..

Centurion Emerging Designer Contest Open for Entry

The trade show is calling for submissions for its ninth annual competition through Sept. 15 to receive an exhibit space at next year’s show. Merrick, N.Y.--The ninth annual Centurion Emerging Design C... read more..

Kennady Diamonds Acquires 6 Mining Leases in Canada

Comprising roughly 4,233 hectares in the Northwest Territories, the leases adjoin the southern border of De Beers’ Gahcho Kué mine. Vancouver, B.C.--Kennady Diamonds announced that it has acquired six... read more..

Marketing Minute: To Build Your Brand, Forget ‘Branding’

In Jim Ackerman’s opinion, jewelers should worry less about their image and more about direct response marketing.“Branding” is the big buzzword in marketing today. “You’ve got to build your brand.”The... read more..

3 Pieces with Jacquie Aiche

The latest “3 Pieces” features queen of California cool Jacquie Aiche.Jacquie Aiche is a branding expert’s dream. Pop over to her Instagram and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Girls dripping with carv... read more..
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