2018

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A James Allen store, a Klimt-connected ring, a Mellon’s collection and more.New York--Here are five of the top jewelry news headlines from the week of Dec. 10. 1. Inside James Allen: 3 Observations Ab... read more..

Alison Lou’s Popular ‘Loucite’ Gets a Winter Makeover

This time, there are bangles too.New York—This year, Alison Lou has found success with a Lucite costume jewelry diffusion line and is rolling out a new collection for the holidays. The latest install... read more..

4 Jewelers on Navigating the World of Online Reviews

The retailers dish on Yelp vs. Google, approaching customers and what to do when a customer gives you a bad review.As anyone who shops online knows, customer reviews have become crucial to decision-ma... read more..

De Beers’ Parent Company Raises Production Forecast

Anglo American expects to mine more diamonds, as well as more copper and platinum. London—De Beers’ parent company said Tuesday it will mine more diamonds than originally forecast this year. In an i... read more..

Piece of the Week: Mindi Mond’s Emerald Ring

This week, National Jeweler editors have emeralds on the brain.You can’t blame a jewelry editor for feeling emerald-centric lately, particularly when Muzo debuts a collaboration with scores of fabulou... read more..

Suspects Involved in Multiple Grab-and-Run Thefts Arrested

They were taken into custody in Tennessee but also are wanted in connection with thefts across Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.Knoxville, Tenn.—Three men wanted in connection with a rash of grab-and... read more..

This Ring Belonging to a Klimt Muse Just Sold at Auction

The diamond “toi et moi” ring was owned by the husband of Adele Bloch-Bauer, better known as “The Woman in Gold.”London—The worlds of fine art and jewelry merged at Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels sale t... read more..

Canadian Jewellers Association Executive Director Departs

Carla Adams will replace Brian Land in the role on an interim basis.Toronto—The Canadian Jewellers Association is on the lookout for a new executive director. Brian Land has left the role after comple... read more..

9 Amazing Pieces Set with Colombian Emeralds

These are the tumbled and trapiche pieces from the Muzo designer collaboration that caught our gemstone editor’s eye.This summer, I reported on an exciting new collaboration involving Colombian mining... read more..

Dominion Diamond CEO Steps Down

Patrick Evans was appointed to run the Canadian mining company after its acquisition a year ago.Missoula, Mont.—The CEO of Dominion Diamond Corp. has left the company after a year in the job. A spokes... read more..

Marketing Minute: What’s This About Marketing Automation ...

And when will jewelers jump on board? Columnist Jim Ackerman wants to know.Today I got a report from a research firm called Gartner, comparing 10 different CRM/marketing automation platforms. The top ... read more..

Jewelmer Opens First U.S. Boutique in Palm Beach

The showroom is located on Worth Avenue, an upscale shopping area that also houses Chanel, Graff and Tiffany & Co.Palm Beach, Fla.—Luxury South Sea pearl brand Jewelmer has debuted its first U.S. ... read more..

Fourth Suspect Tied to Murder of Texas Jeweler Arrested

Arieon Smith allegedly had a role in the March home invasion that resulted in the death of Gallerie Jewelers’ Ted Shaughnessy.Austin, Texas—A fourth suspect has been identified and arrested in connect... read more..

Inside James Allen: 3 Observations About Its First Store

National Jeweler’s editors have spent the past couple weeks visiting pop-ups and secret-shopping online. Now, we’re checking out a new brick-and-mortar concept store.On Friday, I took Amtrak down to W... read more..

Swarovski, Stephen Webster Collab on Lab-Grown Diamonds

“Double Diamond” is a collection designed by Webster using Swarovski-created stones.London—Atelier Swarovski, the fashion jewelry arm of Swarovski, has collaborated on a line of lab-grown diamond jewe... read more..

Largest Collection of Jean Schlumberger Jewels Headed to Fla.

Socialite Bunny Mellon’s collection will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg this week.St. Petersburg, Fla.—The most expansive collection of the work of famed jewelry designer... read more..

The Smart Lab: Why Facebook Pop-Ups Are a Plus

The social media giant has opened pop-up shops in nine cities. Emmanuel Raheb explains why this is a good thing for small businesses.In a world where everything seems to be transitioning into the digi... read more..

After 166 Years, One of America’s Oldest Jewelers Is Closing

Randolph Jewelers in Placerville, California is closing its doors as owner Charles Stephens retires.Placerville, Calif.—One of America’s oldest jewelry stores is closing.Randolph Jewelers in Placervil... read more..

Borsheims’ Longtime Security Director to Retire

With Mike Noyes’ departure at the end of the year, Kyle Slosson has been promoted to security manager.Omaha, Neb.—Borsheims’ longtime Director of Security Mike Noyes has announced he will retire at th... read more..

Jewelry Independent Summit Returning in February

The third conference will be held in New York on Feb. 3, taking on a new format of one-on-one discussions between moderator and expert.New York—The Jewelry Independent Summit will be back in New York ... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Catch up on last week’s news, starting with these five stories.New York—Here are five stories from the week of Dec. 3 that are worth reading. 1. Which Jewelry Brand Has the Highest Resale Value?The Re... read more..

Pantone Crowns ‘Living Coral’ the Color of 2019

The color trend forecaster calls it a “life affirming” and optimistic shade providing warmth and nourishment.Carlstadt, N.J.—Color trend forecaster Pantone has dubbed “Living Coral” its color of the y... read more..

Brian Manookian Loses Bid to Reinstate Law License

Manookian is the Tennessee attorney who was at the center of the diamond overgrading cases that roiled the industry a few years ago.Nashville, Tennessee—The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that Bria... read more..

Graff Debuts New Flagship Store in Hong Kong

To celebrate its opening, the jeweler will display a selection of diamonds cut from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona. Hong Kong—Graff has opened a new flagship store in Hong Kong. The new store is 2,80... read more..

Piece of the Week: Wendy Yue’s Coral Cuff

Some designers favor coral—Pantone’s pick for the color to watch in 2019—whether or not it’s on trend.As hard stones good for inlay like lapis lazuli, malachite and labradorite grow in popularity in j... read more..

Dept. Stores Ramping Up Discounting in Q4, Signet Says

In reporting its third quarter results Thursday, the retailer said it is going to have to increase promotions to compete.Akron, Ohio—Signet Jewelers Ltd. had a stable but not outstanding third quarter... read more..

Barbara Sinatra’s Diamond Ring Sells for $1.7M at Auction

Ol’ Blue Eyes proposed to her with the 20.60-carat carat emerald-cut stone in a glass of champagne.New York—The 20-carat diamond ring with which Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, proposed to his wife by p... read more..

Which Jewelry Brand Has the Highest Resale Value?

The RealReal’s No. 1 reseller for the second year in a row sells for 74 percent of its original value.New York—Pre-owned online consignment site The RealReal has released its annual list of brands tha... read more..

GIA Offers Express Diamond Grading Services for the Holidays

U.S. retailers now can receive grading reports within 24 hours at no extra cost until Jan. 4.Carlsbad, Calif.—To meet retailer needs during the busy holiday season, the Gemological Institute of Americ... read more..

I’m Your Store’s Online Secret Shopper

Here are three things you’re doing wrong.I have a confession to make: I shop at your store a lot. I’m that maddening sale you think is going to happen but, 99 percent of the time, doesn’t progress an... read more..
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