March 2018

Bankruptcy Court OKs A. Jaffe, Firestar Sale

The approval came despite the objection of Punjab National Bank, which claimed the sale process is rushed and that questions remain.New York--A U.S. bankruptcy court has approved the expedited sale of... read more..

From Basel: 5 New Watches from Tudor

An editor favorite was the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, created as a tribute to the brand’s first 200-meter dive watch.Basel--Tudor rolled out a vintage-style dive watch at Baselworld as well as a new GMT w... read more..

Movado Group’s Q4 Sales Up 14%

Full-year net sales increased 3 percent as owned and licenses brands continued to do well internationally.Paramus, N.J.--Movado Group said net sales were up in both its fourth quarter and full year as... read more..

Galatea Releases Pearl Necklace That Plays the Bible

The company also announced that its Momento pearl jewelry is now iPhone compatible. San Dimas, Calif.--Just in time for Easter, Galatea Jewelry by Artist has launched the “Bible in a Pearl,” a piece o... read more..

Piece of the Week: Picchiotti’s Flower Brooch

The brooch was one of the gems the Italian jewelry brand brought to Baselworld.Basel--Picchiotti brought this nature-inspired brooch to Basel.The sizable pin features a 28.67-carat cushion-cut spessar... read more..

8-Carat Pink with $6M Estimate to Lead Christie’s Sale

The Magnificent Jewels auction in New York also features two pieces of jewelry by JAR.New York--An 8.42-carat pink diamond ring is expected to lead Christie’s New York jewelry sale next month. The cu... read more..

From Basel: 6 New Watches from Omega

The Swatch Group owned-brand released a new Speedmaster moon watch and is marking two Seamaster milestones.Basel--Omega released a new Speedmaster moon watch and marked two Seamaster milestones at Bas... read more..

Jewelry Brand to Know: Perez Bitan

L.A.-based Rachel Perez Bitan’s architecture background helps her to think outside the traditional jewelry box.Los Angeles--If you’re a follower of L.A. boutique Roseark, the barometer for cool, indep... read more..

Study: Young Consumers Are Demanding Loyalty from Brands

Here are four rules of loyalty from millennials and members of Gen Z, according to a recent survey from Alliance Data.Columbus, Ohio--With technology providing so many options at their fingertips, mil... read more..

Tacori Partners with Organization to Empower Women

Shine Together wants to highlight women’s achievements while creating opportunities for them.New York--Tacori is partnering with an organization whose goal is to empower women.Shine Together is a new ... read more..

Stuller Crowns Battle of the Benches Winner

Austin, Texas, jeweler Patrick Dobbs won the third annual competition held during the supplier’s Bench Jeweler Workshop.Lafayette, La.--Stuller has announced the winner of its third annual Battle of t... read more..

IAC’s Gold Conference Returns Next Month

The final speaker schedule has been set for “Gold: Vortex, Virtues, and Values,” happening April 12 and 13 in New York City. New York--Initiatives in Art & Culture has released the final schedule ... read more..

Alrosa Launches Synthetic Detection Device

Priced at $9,900, the Alrosa Diamond Inspector can identify natural and lab-grown diamonds as well as simulants, both loose and set. Moscow--Alrosa has introduced a commercial device for the identific... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: More Than Meets the Eye

Perfect for today’s busy world, these pieces can be worn multiple ways, move or transform.Walking through the recent trade shows, a trend kept coming into focus: fidget spinners for adults.It makes pe... read more..

Gem Gossip Turns 10

Associate Editor Ashley Davis speaks with Danielle Miele about her decade of digital evolution and where she’s headed next. Ask someone in the jewelry industry to name a bauble-centric blog and chance... read more..

JA Continues Education Webinars This Spring

Over the next few months, it will cover topics like improving sales techniques and search engine optimization.New York--Jewelers of America has announced that it will continue its education webinar se... read more..

Lucara Brings On New CFO

Zara Boldt will join the Vancouver-based mining company as Glenn Kondo and Jennifer Lecour depart.Vancouver, Canada--Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced changes among its top executives.Glenn Kondo, ch... read more..

Distraction Theft Group Hits Another Store in California

They are believed to have committed at least 10 jewelry store thefts since June 2017.New York--A group of suspects performing distraction thefts at jewelry stores around the country has hit again. On... read more..

National Jeweler Names Another Hall of Fame Inductee

Helene Zadok will join her husband Dror as a member of the Retailer Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.New York--The Retailer Hall of Fame Class of 2018 is growing by one.National Jeweler is adding Helene Z... read more..

Jewelers of America Names Annie Doresca CFO

The association has also hired a new digital content coordinator.New York--Jewelers of America has announced the promotion of Annie Doresca to chief financial officer. Doresca previously served as JA’... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

A live report on the new products Rolex is launching at the Baselworld trade show was our most-read story last week.New York--These were the five most popular stories last week on National Jeweler, ac... read more..

Is the Gray Market Slowing Down?

Yes, say watch retailers and a market analyst, but it will never go away completely.New York--The main complaint about “gray market” watches—new watches sold by unauthorized dealers—is that they make ... read more..

JSA: Smash-and-Grab Robberies, Cybercrime Up in 2017

The 2017 Annual Crime Report shows that while dollar losses were flat, certain patterns of crime against the jewelry industry have picked up.New York--The Jewelers Security Alliance has released its 2... read more..

Man Sentenced Up to 26 Years for Jeweler Hit-and-Run

Charles Jordan was convicted in the 2015 death of Diamond District jeweler Aron “Eric” Aranbayev.New York--The man convicted in the 2015 hit-and-run death of a Diamond District jeweler known for selli... read more..

Northeastern Fine Jewelry Adds Industry Vet to Retail Team

Dennis Connelly, the former owner and founder of Connelly’s Diamond Gallery, will join its Albany store.Albany, N.Y.--Northeastern Fine Jewelry announced it has added longtime jeweler Dennis Connelly ... read more..

Live from Basel: 5 New Watches from Rolex

Take a look at the GMT-Master II in steel with the “Pepsi” bezel and a sapphire-set Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.Basel--Rolex introduced a handful of new Oyster models at the Baselworld show, includin... read more..

David Yurman Names New President

Carol Pennelli, formerly chief commercial officer, will run the business side of the company.New York--David Yurman has named a new company president.Carol Pennelli will report directly to chairman an... read more..

6-Carat ‘Farnese Blue’ Diamond Could Garner $5.3M

The pear-shaped stone has been in the same family for more than 300 years, passing through some of Europe’s most important houses. Geneva--A historic blue diamond that’s been in the same family for mo... read more..

Inside Communion by Joy’s Spiritual Space

Fine jewelry brand Communion by Joy’s Culver City showroom provides much more than a shopping experience.Culver City, Calif.--About a decade since it started, fine jewelry brand Communion by Joy has o... read more..

GIA Takes its Career Fair to London

Its first Europe event will be held at The Goldsmiths’ Centre on Monday, April 23.London--For the first time, the Gemological Institute of America is taking its Jewelry Career Fair to London. The eve... read more..
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