May 2018

The A. Jaffe Sale Is Off, For Now

In other news involving the companies connected to Nirav Modi, CEO Mihir Bhansali has resigned and Fantasy Diamond is looking to sever ties with Firestar.New York--The sale of A. Jaffe, one of the thr... read more..

5 Packaging Trends Jewelers Are Turning to Now

With increased competition from online players, more retailers and brands are relying on customized boxes and bags to set them apart. Here’s how they’re doing it.New York--Jewelry packaging has gradua... read more..

Flagship Saks Fifth Avenue Debuts Renovated Jewelry Floor

“Jewelry on 2” includes private viewing rooms, repair and cleaning services, and a team of style advisers for personalized attention.New York--Saks Fifth Avenue debuted the renovated jewelry departmen... read more..

Santo by Zani’s Inspired New Range of Jewelry

Jewelry designer Zani Gugelmann is putting a modern spin on a Victorian design concept.New York--Santo by Zani jewelry designer Zani Gugelmann is putting a modern spin on a Victorian design concept. O... read more..

JC Penney CEO Marvin Ellison Leaves for Lowe’s

The retailer will operate under a CEO-by-committee model until it finds his replacement. Plano, Texas--J.C. Penney Co. Inc. Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison is leaving to run Lowe’s, the retailer annou... read more..

Royal Wedding Jewelry: I Wish There Had Been More Color

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator takes a look at the jewelry the Duchess of Sussex chose for her wedding day.Saturday morning began with a very special wake-up call for me (and I’m sure for many of y... read more..

8 Things to Know About JCK Las Vegas 2018

The jewelry trade show will include discussions on blockchain and lab-grown diamonds plus two presentations from a big industry CEO and magic in the mountains.Las Vegas--It always seems a bit unbeliev... read more..

Richemont’s Retail Sales Grow while Wholesale Slides

The owner of jewelry and watch brands including Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre bought back nearly $240 million in watches during the fiscal year.Geneva--Sales of jewelry and watches at the company’s own... read more..

AWCI to Hold ‘Build a Watch’ Classes in Vegas

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute’s six-hour course is open to industry professionals as well as wristwatch enthusiasts. Las Vegas--A jewelry event essential for wristwatch enthusiasts ha... read more..

Vicenzaoro Is Getting a Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

The Italian Exhibition Group, which owns the jewelry trade show, plans to invest 35 million euro, or $41.4 million, in renovations to the Vicenza exhibition center.Vicenza, Italy--Jewelry trade show V... read more..

Couture Preview: A Sneak Peek of New Designs to See

Color, enamel and hoop earrings will be among the jewelry trends represented at the trade show. Las Vegas--The 2018 version of Couture promises to bring together the industry’s top jewelry design tale... read more..

ABN Amro Closing New York, Dubai Diamond Lending Offices

The Amsterdam-based bank joins other financial institutions in pulling back from the diamond business.New York--ABN Amro is closing its diamond and jewelry lending offices in both New York and Dubai a... read more..

Designer’s Diary: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Jewelry designer Jacqueline Stone decided to walk away from her business after eight years. She dissects her decision and the challenges facing emerging jewelry designers today.Watching eight years of... read more..

AGS Names 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees

Stephen Lussier, David Bouffard and Terry Chandler will be honored at the annual event.Las Vegas--The American Gem Society has announced the three honorees who will receive its 2018 Circle of Distinct... read more..

What You Might Have Missed

Articles about a record-setting Rolex and a former jeweler being sentenced to prison are among the top jewelry news stories. New York--These were the five most popular stories on National Jeweler last... read more..

Five Medallions and Their Meanings

Worn as much for personal protection as for fashion, jewelry designers talk about the meaning behind their contemporary versions of an ancient style. Medallions have been worn since antiquity but have... read more..

4 Retailers on What Makes an Ideal Supplier

When jewelers talk supplier relationship goals, it often sounds like they’re describing a marriage. Attraction is a good start, but it has to grow from there.Editor’s note: A version of this jewelry i... read more..

Two Men Wanted in String of Antique Jewelry Thefts

The pair have hit antique malls and shops in six states, the Jewelers Security Alliance said.New York--The Jewelers Security Alliance has issued an alert about a pair of men wanted in a string of jewe... read more..

Tetley Celebrates Royal Wedding with Diamond Teacup Giveaway

After taking the “Which Royal Family Member Are You?” quiz, the lucky winner will receive a mug set with a 1-carat diamond. North Bergen, N.J.--Saturday is a big day for England’s royal family and to ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Saboo Fine Jewels’ Feather Earrings

This Hong Kong-based jewelry brand looks more than #CoutureReady. New York--Believe it or not, it’s nearly that time of year again, when the jewelry industry makes its home in Las Vegas and your faith... read more..

Former Jeweler Gets up to 10 Years in Prison for Larceny

In a jewelry crime case out of Michigan, Rick Currie pleaded guilty in March to stealing jewelry from more than 150 customers.Port Huron, Mich.--A former jeweler has been sentenced to two to 10 years ... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Pam Mortensen

This jewelry executive works hard but never loses sight of what’s important, and she makes sure her employees do the same.Dallas--When speaking about retail industry veteran Pam Mortensen, colleagues ... read more..

JFC Gala After-Party to Feature Singer Calum Scott

Bulova is sponsoring his performance after Facets of Hope on Sunday, June 3.Las Vegas—Rounding out a jam-packed week of jewelry events scheduled for Las Vegas market week, Jewelers for Children has an... read more..

Historic 6-Carat ‘Farnese Blue’ Diamond Sells for $6.7M

The pear-shaped fancy dark gray-blue diamond was passed down through generations of European royals.Geneva--A diamond passed down through generations of European royals now belongs to one anonymous bu... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee: Cathy Tivol

The second-generation jeweler has navigated the trials and tribulations that come with a family-run business.Kansas City, Mo.--Growing up, Cathy Tivol showed a natural affinity for the jewelry industr... read more..

Pandora Sees Sales Drop 8% in US

The bead and jewelry brand says the problem is the same-old product in stores.Copenhagen, Denmark--First quarter sales dropped 8 percent year-over-year in the U.S. market for Pandora, with the Danish ... read more..

Florida Jeweler Bob Dubose Dies at 90

He was the third of five generations to work at his family’s jewelry store in Vero Beach.Vero Beach, Fla.--Jeweler Robert “Bob” Dubose of Vero Beach, Florida jewelry store Dubose & Sons Jewelers d... read more..

Signet Jewelers CEO to Speak on Sourcing in Vegas

Gina Drosos joins jewelry industry executives from Forevermark, Alrosa and the RJC, among others, for a session titled “Responsible Sourcing and New Realities.”Las Vegas--Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Dros... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees: Dror and Helene Zadok

The Houston jewelers put customer service, integrity and honesty before the sale.Houston--It’s amazing when you think about it: What was supposed to be a temporary visit to the United States led to th... read more..

The King’s Omega Watch Sets an Auction Record

Elvis’ white gold and diamond wristwatch went for $1.8 million, setting a new record for an Omega at auction.Geneva--The watch given to the King of Rock and Roll to mark a major milestone is now the m... read more..
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