January 2018

From a Wounded Warrior Comes Armor for Women

Former Army Sgt. Tara Hutchinson started making jewelry after a roadside bomb in Iraq left her severely injured. Scottsdale, Ariz.--A wounded warrior who was the recipient of the WJA’s second-ever Fem... read more..

Washington, D.C. Company Grows 6-Carat Diamond

WD Lab Grown Diamonds says it’s the largest round diamond ever produced using CVD technology. Washington--A lab-grown diamond company based in the United States says it just grew a 6-carat diamond usi... read more..

GIA Offering $2M in Scholarships This Year

For the first time, it will award the Charles and Erna Leutwyler scholarship. Carlsbad, Calif.--The Gemological Institute of America has announced the addition of a new scholarship to its already robu... read more..

Natalie Rodrigues Returns to Omi Gems

She’s back in the role of director of marketing at the jewelry and gemstone company. New York--Natalie Rodrigues has returned to Omi Gems and Omi Privé as director of marketing. Rodrigues originally... read more..

The Very Best of the Grammy’s Jewels

From a major Beyonce moment to classic men’s jewelry, here are the most interesting looks from the music awards show. New York--This year, the Grammy Awards took place in New York City, and the someti... read more..

What’s Happening in Washington That Will Affect Retailers

Major Gen. Tim Haake gave a rundown on tax reform and the ongoing issue of online sales tax as Centurion opened Sunday.Scottsdale, Ariz.--As the Centurion show opened in Scottsdale, a lawyer and lobby... read more..

LVMH Up 13% Last Year, Bolstered by Bulgari

The Italian brand was the star of LVMH’s watches and jewelry division, while Hublot and TAG Heuer made progress.New York--In its recently released year-end report, luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Lo... read more..

The RealReal, U. of Arizona Partner for Gemology Program

The luxury consignment retailer is funding an endowed chair in the College of Science that will offer an undergraduate and graduate degree. San Francisco--Luxury consignment retailer The RealReal has... read more..

See Pasquale Bruni’s New Collection

The brand debuted the “I Giardini Di Lakshmi” range at Vicenzaoro. Vicenza, Italy--Pasquale Bruni introduced a totally new range of fine jewelry to buyers at the Vicenzaoro trade show, concluded last ... read more..

Which Brands Generated the Most Buzz in 2017?

We’ll bet you can guess the e-commerce giant that came in first. New York--YouGov has released its list of brands that generated the most positive buzz among consumers last year in the United States. ... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

These were the 5 most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics. New York--These were the 5 most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google A... read more..

A Q&A with the New CEO of Signet Jewelers

Gina Drosos talks about the retailer’s image among women, digital marketing and why the company is “not there yet” when it comes to targeting women who buy jewelry for themselves.In August, Signet Jew... read more..

Rolex, De Beers CEO among DEF Honorees

The two, along with the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories, are the recipients of the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 2018 “Diamonds Do Good” awards.New York--The Diamond Empowerment Fund has ann... read more..

De Beers Piloting Blockchain Platform for Diamonds

Blockchain is a technology that’s poised to transform industries in the coming years, and De Beers wants diamonds to be one of them.New York--Blockchain is a technology that’s poised to transform indu... read more..

Jeweler, Holocaust Survivor Harry Weinroth Dies at 91

He learned how to become a watchmaker while living in a displaced persons camp after being liberated from Dachau.Stamford, Conn.--Harry Weinroth, a Connecticut jeweler who opened his watch repair shop... read more..

Bulova Creates a Watch for the Grammy Awards

It features the same metal used in the Grammy award statuettes.New York--The winners at the 60th annual Grammy Awards this weekend won’t just go home with a statue, they’ll also receive a Bulova watch... read more..

Piece of the Week: Lorraine Schwartz’s Padparadscha Earrings

It was quite a week for the rare padparadscha sapphire, with the gemstone appearing on both the red carpet and in a royal engagement ring.What a week for the padparadscha.On Sunday night on the red ca... read more..

Robbins Brothers Selects Winners of Its ‘Epic Holiday Giveaway’

Consumers entered to win an all-inclusive Fiji getaway, a $10,000 cash prize or a customized 2015 Indian Cruiser motorcycle.Los Angeles--Retailer Robbins Brothers wanted to celebrate the season of lov... read more..

Facebook Is Updating Its News Feed Again

Here’s what is changing and what it will mean for your business’s account.  Menlo Park, California--Facebook is making another change, and this one is likely to affect business and brand accounts... read more..

See Princess Eugenie’s Padparadscha Engagement Ring

The princess’s colored gemstone ring continued a long-standing royal bridal trend.Princess Eugenie of York, cousin to Princes William and Harry, is engaged, and she has a stunning and unusual ring to ... read more..

Highlights from Roberto Coin’s New Offerings

The brand presented tons of new designs to buyers and press at the Vicenzaoro trade show.Vicenza, Italy--Roberto Coin presented tons of new additions to existing collections at the Vicenzaoro trade sh... read more..

Australian Jeweler Michael Hill to Exit US Market

It is shuttering the nine stores left in its “loss-making” operations in the country. Brisbane, Australia--After nearly a decade in the United States, jeweler Michael Hill International is shuttering ... read more..

5 Engagement Ring Trends for 2018

Rose gold with pavé, three-stone rings that mimic Meghan Markle’s, the halo is sticking around, and more.New York--Rose gold with pavé, three-stone rings that mimic Meghan Markle’s, and more halos are... read more..

Jules R. Schubot Jewellers’ Douglas Schubot Dies

He learned the trade by working with his father during school breaks and took over the store with his wife in 1970.Detroit--Former Jules R. Schubot Jewellers owner and chairman Douglas Schubot died Th... read more..

Antonini Presents New ‘Etna’ Collection at Vicenzaoro

The Italian brand’s latest offerings are inspired by volcanic rock. Vicenza, Italy--Antonini had an abundance of new product offerings to present at the January 2018 edition of the Vicenzaoro trade sh... read more..

Gem Diamonds Uncovers 149-Carat Rough in Lesotho

It’s the company’s fourth high-quality diamond of more than 100 carats recovered so far this year.London--The big finds for Gem Diamonds keep on coming. The mining company announced Monday the discove... read more..

Rio Tinto Partners with Ana Khouri, Indie Designers

The miner enlisted a talented group of jewelry designers to create signature pieces with Australian diamonds. New York--To promote Australian diamonds, miner Rio Tinto enlisted a group of talented ind... read more..

7 Predictions for the Tucson Gem Shows

National Jeweler talked to several exhibitors about what they expect to see and sell.New York--Next week will see the start of the Tucson gems shows for the trade. The American Gem Trade Association’s... read more..

Judge Drops Thousands from Sterling Discrimination Case

Federal judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that an arbitrator overstepped her bounds in including women who did not opt into the class.New York--A federal judge ruled last week that the arbitrator in charge of... read more..

Jewelry Brand to Know: Mars + Love

The yoga-inspired fine jewelry line recently launched out of Los Angeles.Los Angeles--A simple visual form--the stick figure--takes a clever and elegant turn in the hands of new fine jewelry line Mars... read more..
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