May 2017

Ring Sold for $13 at Outdoor Market Could Bring $450K

Its owner believed it to be a piece of costume jewelry but the GIA found that the ring was set with a 26.27-carat diamond.London--A chance find at an outdoor market in London could turn out to be a ma... read more..

Stone & Strand’s CEO On Launching Private Label

Nadine McCarthy Kahane also spoke to National Jeweler about a recent bridal collaboration with Jemma Wynne on the e-commerce site. New York--In the digital realm a few years is a lifetime, and in the ... read more..

Hamilton Jewelers Adds Its Fourth Generation to the Business

Andrew Siegel is joining the team as the director of business strategy and operations.Princeton, N.J.--Hamilton Jewelers is adding a new generation to its business.On June 1, Andrew Siegel will join t... read more..

5 Education Sessions to Attend in Las Vegas

Bridal trends and omnichannel marketing are just two of the topics that will be covered in the education sessions at JCK Las Vegas.Las Vegas--Bridal trends and omnichannel marketing are just two of th... read more..

AGS Searching for Conclave 2018 Speakers

The American Gem Society is now accepting requests for proposals from potential breakout speakers for next year’s event.Las Vegas--The American Gem Society is now accepting requests for proposals from... read more..

‘Jonker No. 5’ Garners $5.3M at Christie’s

The 25.27-carat rectangular-cut diamond went for well above its highest pre-sale estimate, $3.6 million.Hong Kong--The legendary Jonker No. 5 diamond proved to be of great interest to buyers at Christ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Hawaii

In Honolulu, one jeweler aims to make itself the all-things-bridal destination.Honolulu--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in each of the 50 U.S. states to find out ho... read more..

Ask the Watch Guy: Old Style, High-Tech

Jess Gendron gives a history lesson on the mid-19th century high-tech boom that started with a watch company called Waltham. Most people don’t know it, but there was a high-tech boom in the middle of ... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

Signet’s same-store sales miss and our Las Vegas preview were among the most-read stories on National Jeweler last week. New York--These were the most-read stories on for the week ... read more..

New Greenland Ruby Mine Owner Begins Production

The mining license for Aappaluttoq was transferred after True North Gems entered into voluntary bankruptcy last fall. New York--Greenland Ruby A/S officially has started its production at the Aappalut... read more..

Platinum Jewelry Sales Rose 5% in US Last Year

The market saw its 4th consecutive year of growth, benefiting from its favorable pricing compared with gold.New York--Despite a tough year for jewelry overall, platinum jewelry fared well in 2016, acc... read more..

JA Hosting Legislative Forum in DC

The event is scheduled for June 20 at the Army & Navy Club. New York--Jewelers of America is hosting a dinner and legislative forum next month in the nation’s capital that is open to both members ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Spinelli Kilcollin’s Delphinus Ring

Put your sunglasses on. This bright sapphire-laden ring has us in a sunny, Vegas mood.There is a bevy of new brands entering the Design Atelier at the Couture show this year, but the returning group o... read more..

Traveling 1,913 Virtual Miles to Vegas

The woman behind Jordan Alexander jewelry is covering the distance between Birmingham and the Wynn Las Vegas on her Peloton bike. Here’s what she’s learning.It’s a journey of self-discovery that’s bef... read more..

Handmade at Amazon Launches Bridal Shop

The e-commerce giant continues to take on Etsy with the Handmade Wedding Shop, offering jewelry, wedding décor, invitations and gifts. Seattle--Shoppers seemingly already turn to Amazon for just about... read more..

Signet Sees Comps Drop, Begins Outsourcing of Credit

The outsourcing includes a seven-year deal with Progressive Leasing that will allow customers who don’t qualify for credit to do a lease-purchase on jewelry.Akron, Ohio--Same-store sales sank nearly 1... read more..

Meet the New Couture Design Atelier Through Instagram

Fourteen budding brands are making their Couture debut this year. Instagram is the platform du jour for discovering new jewelry design talent who are, in turn, equally passionate about spreading their... read more..

98-Carat Diamond Found at Lesotho Mine

Gem Diamonds recovered the stone and also recently sold a 114-carat diamond and a nearly 9-carat pink from the same mine.London--Gem Diamonds’ recovery of larger diamonds from the Letšeng mine in Leso... read more..

Tiffany’s US Sales Soft in Q1

Spending by both foreign tourists and local customers was down, with comps in the Americas region as a whole sliding 4 percent.New York--Tiffany & Co. reported Wednesday that while U.S. sales vari... read more..

10 Things to Know About JCK Las Vegas 2017

From lab-grown diamonds to rocking the Bowl, here are 10 items of note about the upcoming jewelry trade show.Las Vegas--As of today, there are 12 days to go until Monday, June 5, the first day of JCK ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Georgia

Tassels Jewelry brings cool designs to their fashion-forward Atlanta clientele. Atlanta--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in each of the 50 U.S. states to find out ho... read more..

Just Jules, Martin Flyer Partner on Bridal Collection

Bohème, a “non-traditional” line inspired by the elements, will officially launch in Las Vegas. New York--Designer Julie Romanenko of Just Jules and Martin Flyer CEO Joshua Kaufman have teamed up for ... read more..

JA Adds Retail Innovation Category to 2018 Gem Awards

The trade association now is accepting submissions in four categories for the 16th Gem Awards gala taking place on Jan. 19 in New York. New York--Jewelers of America now is accepting submissions for i... read more..

The Worthy Jeweler Network

Worthy has developed a network for jewelers to quickly sell or buy pre-owned authenticated diamond jewelry for its wholesale value and conduct risk free and guaranteed transactions. Brought To You By... read more..

E-Commerce Site Memo Lets Consumers Try Before They Buy

Memo is bridging the gap between online and brick-and-mortar shopping through an innovative retail model. Rochester, N.Y.--Debra LaBudde has decades of experience advising companies on new and unexplo... read more..

8 Brands to See at Jewellery Box in Las Vegas

The new show, which features both fashion and fine jewelry, is scheduled for June 5 to 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.New York--This year in Las Vegas, there will be a new trade show with exhibi... read more..

The PR Adviser: What’s Your Strategy for the Shows?

Lilian Raji hates to give exhibitors another thing to think about before Las Vegas but … what’s your PR strategy? Hello My Dear Readers!We’re taking a break from our regular “Dear Lilian” format for m... read more..

De Beers Sales Down 18% Year-Over-Year

The diamond miner and marketer sold $520 million in rough diamonds in the fourth sales cycle of the year, compared to $636 million in the same period last year.Gaborone, Botswana--Sales for diamond mi... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Goo... read more..

Innovation Nation: The Secrets of Survival Today

This feature from National Jeweler’s Retailer Hall of Fame issue provides a glimpse into the practices of retailers who are succeeding.Lee Peterson always considered Urban Outfitters to be an innovati... read more..
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