July 2017

In Atlanta, ‘The Loupe’ Is Turning 2

Heritage Appraisers and 1 Step Technologies will be among The Loupe partners offering specials at the upcoming Atlanta Jewelry Show.Atlanta--Heritage Appraisers and 1 Step Technologies will be among T... read more..

5 Arrested in Attacks on Traveling Jewelry Salespeople

The attacks included the June 2016 armed robbery that resulted in the death of a traveling salesman near the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.Dallas--Five members of a South American gang have been arrested ... read more..

Tiffany’s Fall Campaign Insists ‘There’s Only One’

Reed Krakoff’s first ad campaign for the brand celebrates individuality and self-expression.New York--As part of an ongoing effort to update its image, Tiffany & Co. has announced that its adverti... read more..

Jewelers Mutual Named to List of Top Performers

It is one of Ward’s 50 top-performing insurance companies for the seventh consecutive year.Neenah, Wis.--Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named one of Ward’s 50 top-performing insurance comp... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

These were the top five stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.New York-- These were the top five stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.1.&... read more..

Neiman Marcus Eliminates 225 Jobs

As it streamlines operations, the retailer also will evaluate its Last Call off-price division. Dallas--Another department store has made a round of job cuts as it struggles with lagging sales. Luxury... read more..

Guy Bedarida Buys Majority Stake in Marina B.

John Hardy’s former creative director plans to build three tiers of product for the brand and boost distribution in the U.S. New York--Italian jewelry brand Marina B., started by Marina Bulgari, third... read more..

LVMH Reports 14% Increase in H1 Jewelry, Watch Sales

Sales of Bulgari jewelry and watches were particularly strong thanks to Serpenti, B.zero1 and the new high-end Festa collection.Paris--Sales for LVMH’s Watches & Jewelry division rose by a double-... read more..

Piece of the Week: Alex Soldier’s “Fine Lace” Ring

We have to give a little more love to rubies, as this is the last Piece of the Week for the month of July.New York--We have to give a little more love to rubies, as this is the last Piece of the Week ... read more..

Rio Tinto Debuts Biggest Red Diamond in Tender History

Also discovered at Wednesday’s tender preview: the author of “The Notebook” is a collector of red diamonds from the Argyle mine.New York--There were at least two things to learn at Rio Tinto’s preview... read more..

John Henne Elected Chair of JA Board

The Pittsburgh jeweler succeeds Ryan Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. New York--Jewelers of America has elected Pittsburgh jeweler John Henne as its next board chairman, succeeding Ryan Berg, market... read more..

Bonhams to Auction Collection of Andrew Grima Jewels

Featuring 55 pieces, it is the largest private collection of jewelry from the renowned designer ever to appear at auction, Bonhams said. London--This fall, Bonhams is putting what it says is the large... read more..

Tagua Seeds Take Center Stage in New Collection

Alexandra Mor hopes to help promote the seeds as a luxury material and an alternative to elephant ivory. New York--Through a new collection, one fine jewelry designer is hoping to promote an alternati... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Mississippi

For the father-and-son team behind Jackson Jewelers, success begins with a positive attitude.Flowood, Miss.--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retailer in each of the 50 U.S. s... read more..

Alan Revere Is Selling His Jewelry School

The jewelry designer and educator, who opened The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco in 1979, is retiring.San Francisco--Jewelry designer and teacher Alan Revere announced this week that ... read more..

Army Vet Wins 2017 WJA Female Veteran Grant

Kim Kowalski was part of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and is now developing her own jewelry business. New York--The Women’s Jewelry Association has awarded $40,000 in grants and scholar... read more..

Stuller Releases Its Largest Findings Catalog

It’s 800 pages and includes a dedicated section for stampings.Lafayette, La.--Jewelry manufacturer Stuller has just released an 800-page catalog that it says its largest findings catalog to date.“Find... read more..

Oscar Heyman is the Latest to Get ‘Made in NY’ Designation

The jeweler joins the likes of Carelle and Gumuchian  under the initiative.New York--Oscar Heyman has announced that it has joined a number of other jewelers in being designated under the “Made i... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: So, Foot Traffic is Down in Your Store …

Proactively driving more people through the doors is essential to improving conversion rates, Peter Smith says. Here’s how to do it.If you are a retailer who uses a door counter, you have likely witne... read more..

Here Are the Winners of the 2017 WJA Awards

The annual awards gala returned to Chelsea Piers in New York last night and honored some familiar faces. New York--The Women’s Jewelry Association honored a number of jewelry industry leaders at its a... read more..

First Half Production Climbs 14% for Alrosa

The Russian diamond mining company said the ore it processed had a higher diamond grade.Moscow--Alrosa Group saw production rise in the first half of 2017 due to the increased processing of ore with a... read more..

Luxury Brand Group Adds Two to Team

Amanda Tropila and Deanna Russo Clark join the communications, marketing and public relations agency as it expands its services.New York--Luxury Brand Group, a brand communications, marketing and publ... read more..

50 Jewelers/50 States: Minnesota

In Minnetonka, Evergreene Jewelers is trying to master all modern-day business practices to crack the millennial code.Minnetonka, Minn.--In 50 Jewelers/50 States, National Jeweler interviews one retai... read more..

Store Closures Continued to Slow in Q2, JBT Says

Even as fewer industry businesses are discontinued, new openings also have slowed down, the most recent data from the Jewelers Board of Trade shows.Warwick, R.I.--Even as the trend of jewelry business... read more..

Alrosa Finds Two More Large Rough Diamonds

The discovery of a 75-carat rough at Aikhal was followed closely by the recovery of a 110-carat stone at Mirny.Moscow--Alrosa has added two more large rough diamonds to its list of big diamond finds. ... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

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

R.I. Wholesaler Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

A 51-year-old man allegedly created fake invoices for his wholesale jewelry distribution business to defraud a debtor finance company of more than $3.6 million.Providence, R.I.--A Connecticut man has ... read more..

Kenneth Jay Lane, King of Costume Jewelry, Dies at 85

The designer’s jewelry adorned the world’s most glamorous women.New York--Kenneth Jay Lane died in his sleep Wednesday night or Thursday morning in New York, the company’s Executive Vice President, Ch... read more..

Tiffany & Co.’s SVP of North & Latin America Steps Down

Jennifer De Winter, who has been with the jeweler since March 2015, has decided to “explore new personal and professional interests.”New York--Tiffany & Co. Senior Vice President of North and Lati... read more..

Piece of the Week: Kat Kim’s Ombré Thread Ear Pin

Avant-garde ear adornments continue to trend. Avant-garde ear adornments, championed by brands like Repossi and Kim Mee Hye, continue to trend, as designers imagine new ways to sport jewels. National... read more..
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