April 2018

Live from Conclave: Understanding Cybersecurity Risks

Do your employees understand when an email should raise alarm bells? And are you patching your software when prompted?Nashville, Tenn.—The hacks that make headlines are the ones that involve big compa... read more..

AGS Hands Out Honors at Titleholders Event

The Seattle guild, David Sexton and Jennifer Shaheen were among the winners at the annual luncheon, held Tuesday in Nashville.Nashville, Tenn.—Seattle, Sexton and Shaheen were among the winners at the... read more..

Anna Sheffield Tells Serpent Story with New Collection

The designer known for her ethereal and edgy bridal styles has rolled out a new everyday wear collection with widespread appeal for spring.New York—Anna Sheffield might be best known for ethereal and ... read more..

De Beers, Alrosa Report Q1 Production Results

De Beers said rough diamond production was up 15 percent in the first quarter while Alrosa noted a 17 percent decrease.New York—De Beers and Alrosa both recently released production numbers for the fi... read more..

92Y Names Ineke Heerkens 2018 Jewelry Artist Resident

The Amsterdam-based jeweler, who works in metal, textile and ceramics, will begin her residency in New York City on Aug. 22.New York—The Jewelry Center at the 92nd Street Y has chosen its second annua... read more..

These Earrings Are Going to be the Hit of the Summer

“Loucite by Alison Lou” comprises a 12-piece collection of Lucite jewelry at consumer-friendly prices.New York—Alison Lou designer Alison Chemla creates jewelry that tugs at one’s heartstrings through... read more..

Bon-Ton to Close All of its Stores

The department store chain filed for bankruptcy in February and now is liquidating all locations.York, Pennsylvania—Another retailer has joined the growing list of retail chains to shut down. The Bon... read more..

5 Things to Know About … Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

Learn more about the feldspar with magnetite inclusions in perfect parallel lines.There’s something so striking about geometry and perfect patterns found in nature. For one small area in northern Aust... read more..

Stuller to Offer GIA Melee Analysis Service

GIA staff will screen melee independently on-site at Stuller’s Lafayette, Louisiana, headquarters.Lafayette, La.—Stuller and the Gemological Institute of America are partnering up.The supplier now wil... read more..

Distraction Theft Crew Strikes Again

The group believed to have committed at least 11 jewelry store thefts since June 2017 hit a store in Sacramento, California on April 13.Sacramento, Calif.—A group of suspects performing distraction th... read more..

Piaget’s Accessible and Colorful New Women’s Watches

This spring, the jeweler is introducing watch and jewelry additions to the Possession collection that offer entry-level price points for customers.New York—Piaget has introduced a colorful array of wo... read more..

Simon G. Jewelry is ‘Committed’ This Year

The jewelry brand has launched a year-long marketing initiative that includes an influencer campaign and social component.Glendale, Calif.—Simon G. Jewelry is showing its customers its commitment to c... read more..

DEF Announces New Board Members

Abhay Javeri of SDC Designs and Sandeep Kothari of KGK Group will lend their talents to the board.New York—The Diamond Empowerment Fund has announced the addition of two members to its board of direct... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

The big jewels dominating the spring auction season also ruled our website last week.New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.1. ... read more..

Feel-Good Friday: Robbins Brothers Donates for Earth Day

The retailer will donate 100 trees for every purchase from its E3 lab-grown diamond collection to the National Forest Foundation.Los Angeles—Robbins Brothers is using the sales of its lab-grown diamon... read more..

Rosy Blue Takes Minority Stake in Leo Schachter

The transaction between two of the largest players in the diamond industry is expected to close soon.New York—Rosy Blue NV has taken a minority stake in diamond manufacturer Leo Schachter, the company... read more..

De Beers Sales Slide in Third Cycle

The diamond miner and marketer’s rough diamond sales totaled $520 million, down 11 percent from the same period last year.New York—Rival miners De Beers and Alrosa recently released their latest rough... read more..

Cindy Edelstein Memorial Auction Returns to Vegas

The online auction is happening during the month of May with the final dollar amount raised being announced at the Couture show.Las Vegas—The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) has announced the... read more..

Piece of the Week: Jane Taylor’s Rosy Ring

It’s always springtime in the designer’s colorful jewelry world.Jane Taylor has a way with color, as this edition of Piece of the Week demonstrates.Perfectly paired springtime shades of blue, purple a... read more..

Gemfields Sued Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses

The colored stone miner said it would “vigorously defend” itself against the allegations surrounding its ruby mine in Mozambique.London--A group of Mozambicans have filed a lawsuit against London-base... read more..

Foundrae Opens Its First Store

The cult fine jewelry brand has set up shop—complete with a functioning library—in downtown New York City. New York--New York City-based fine jewelry brand Foundrae’s symbol-laden medallions and ciga... read more..

11 Events Not to Miss in Nashville

AGS Conclave kicks off Monday in Tennessee. Here are (almost all) the fun things planned.Nashville, Tenn.--American Gem Society Conclave kicks off Monday in Nashville, Tenn. Aside from the keynote sp... read more..

Fred Leighton’s Personal Collection Totals $2.8M at Auction

The top jewelry lot of the Sotheby’s sale in New York was a Chaumet diamond necklace-bracelet combination.New York--Though it seemed to garner plenty of interest among jewelry lovers, the Sotheby’s Ne... read more..

3-Carat Blue Diamond Leads the Way at Christie’s NY

The rectangular-cut fancy intense blue sold for $5.4 million, beating out an 8-carat pink to top the sale. New York--A fancy intense blue diamond went for nearly double its pre-sale estimate at Christ... read more..

Supreme Court Divided on Issue of Online Sales Tax

Some justices say the current structure for collecting sales tax for items bought online needs to be updated while others argue it’s an issue for the legislative branch.Washington--The U.S. Supreme Co... read more..

De Beers Will No Longer Sell Diamonds to Gitanjali

The diamond miner and marketer has dropped the company as a sightholder.London--De Beers will no longer sell diamonds to Gitanjali Gems, the retailer and manufacturer headed by Mehul Choksi, who is im... read more..

Bulgari Is the Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival

The jewelry brand is releasing two short women-directed films at the festival, which opens today in New York.New York--Bulgari has inked a three-year deal to act as the official jeweler of the Tribeca... read more..

De Grisogono to Cut Jobs Amid Disappointing Sales

The Swiss jewelry brand could eliminate up to 41 positions as its high jewelry faces “challenging conditions” in key markets.Zurich, Switzerland--Swiss jewelry brand De Grisogono plans to cut as many ... read more..

Former Tiffany Designer Now Heading Jewelry at Louis Vuitton

Francesca Amfitheatrof is the Parisian design house’s new artistic director for watches and jewelry.New York--Tiffany & Co.’s former design director has found a new home at Louis Vuitton.The Paris... read more..

Shy Creation Opens New Headquarters

The downtown L.A. facility houses a showroom and new technological platform to revamp its distribution.Los Angeles--Shy Creation, manufacturer and wholesaler of trend-driven fine diamond and gemstone ... read more..
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