June 2018

Couture Jewelry Trend: The New Chandelier Earring

For years, mix-and-match studs have stolen the show. Now, contemporary designers are focusing on bolder earring styles, writes Associate Editor Ashley Davis. For years, mix-and-match studs have stolen... read more..

A Canadian Mall Is Literally Becoming a Circus

Cirque du Soleil is opening what it is billing as a “family entertainment center” in a Toronto-area mall this fall.   Montreal--Step right up and see the latest effort to lure shoppers to the mal... read more..

Reed/JCK Las Vegas Promote Sarin Bachmann

Bachmann is now the event vice president for the JCK and Luxury jewelry trade shows, while the former VP of JCK Las Vegas, Katie Dominesey, moves into a new role. Norwalk, Conn.--Reed Jewelry Group a... read more..

Fura Gems Starts Drilling Project at Colombian Emerald Mine

The first phase at Coscuez is expected to complete about 8,200 feet of drilling and be finished by the end of 2018. Toronto, Ontario--Fura Gems has started its drilling program at the Coscuez emerald... read more..

Google Sinks $550M into Chinese E-Commerce Co.

The investment gives the California tech company a foothold in China and the ability to better battle Amazon. Beijing--Google announced this week that it is investing half a billion dollars in cash i... read more..

Amazon Opening More Cashierless Stores in Chicago

Amazon Go grocery stores are set to open in Willis Tower and adjacent to the Ogilvie Transportation Center, the Chicago Tribune reports. Chicago--Amazon Go, the cashierless grocery store piloted in 20... read more..

Designs on Marketing: What Are Your Long-Term Goals?

Former jewelry designer Jacqueline Stone stresses the importance of planning in her first column on jewelry marketing. What does a former jewelry designer know about marketing? Surprisingly, quite a b... read more..

Italian Exhibition Group Moves Over to Premier

Premier is the new jewelry trade show taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in 2019 that is run by Emerald Expositions. Las Vegas--The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), organizer of the Vicen... read more..

Richline Announces More Management Changes

Bobby Kempler is the new president of the Richline Jewelry division, while Ramona Genao-Archibald will serve as EVP of its sales and merchandising team. New York--Richline Group is promoting a number... read more..

Rolex Connected to Steven McQueen Goes Up for Auction

Phillips said the Submariner Ref. 5513 was a gift to his longtime stuntman and is expected to sell for between $300,000 and $600,000.New York--Continuing the trend of notable Rolexes going up on the b... read more..

Cindy Chao to Make Masterpiece London Debut

The Taiwanese designer will show her newest “Black Label Masterpieces” at the fair, happening at the end of the month. London--The public will soon get a rare chance to see Cindy Chao The Art Jewel’s ... read more..

Responsible Jewelry Conf. Returning to Chicago This Fall

The event is slated for Oct. 19 and 20 at Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema. Chicago--The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is returning this fall with a new schedule of speakers. The ... read more..

Breitling Watches Now Being Sold on Mr Porter

The Swiss watchmaker has introduced a limited-edition wristwatch to mark its partnership with the online men’s luxury retailer.New York--Breitling is now selling its wristwatches on luxury e-tailer Mr... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

An article about a big-time jewelry theft in Las Vegas made the list for the second week in a row. New York--These were the five most popular jewelry news stories on National Jeweler last week, accord... read more..

Federal Officer Sentenced in Jewelry Scheme Run from Prison

Miami corrections officer Michael Mazar was sentenced to five years for supplying the cell phones one inmate used in a fraud scheme from behind bars. Miami--One federal corrections officer has been se... read more..

Jewelry Brand to Know: Leslie Paige

The new brand’s signatures are off-kilter settings and interlocking rings.Portland, Ore.—Like a lot of great ventures, designer Leslie Paige McElroy’s fine jewelry line began when she couldn’t find a ... read more..

CPAA Launches $250,000 Digital Marketing Campaign

It focuses on social media advertising to promote its online pearl education course. New York--The Cultured Pearl Association of America has launched a digital marketing campaign to help drive interes... read more..

DEF Hosts Record-Breaking Diamonds Do Good Awards in 2018

The addition of a “Balloons for Good” on-site fundraising effort helped raise even more money for the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission. Las Vegas--The Diamond Empowerment Fund said this year’s Diamo... read more..

Piece of the Week: Little H’s Lapis Pendant

The one-of-a-kind stunner was spotted at the Couture show.Without straying from her signature style, little h, designed by Hisano Shepherd, ventured into a new material at her Couture show debut this ... read more..

Tiffany & Co. Tops Luxury Ranking List Among US Consumers

Also listed among the top are Harry Winston and Cartier, according to a recent survey done by Kadence International.London--Tiffany & Co. is the top luxury brand in the United States, according to... read more..

From JCK Las Vegas: Tacori’s New Jewelry, Ad Approach

The brand introduced “seasonal stories,” jewelry marketing images for digital and social use that it’ll be swapping out every three months.Las Vegas--The importance of story-telling and transparency w... read more..

2 New Jewelry Events to Connect Suppliers and Sellers

JewelPoint and GoldPoint will provide gold, loose gemstones and unbranded finished gemstone jewelry to the trade.New York—Two new jewelry trade events are aimed at matching fine jewelry sellers and bu... read more..

Royal Asscher Partners with Dutch Retailer to Open Store

It’s the Dutch diamond company’s first Amsterdam boutique.Amsterdam—Royal Asscher diamonds and jewelry are carried at retailers around the world, but its latest retail venture hits a little closer to ... read more..

$3.1M Jewelry Auction Caps Record-Breaking Rockefeller Sale

The estate of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which also included art, porcelain and furniture, just became the most expensive private collection sold at auction.New York--Their family is practically Ame... read more..

The Next Generation Takes Over at Kirk Kara

Owner Kirk Karaguezian’s daughters, Angela Karaguezian Kassabian and Grace Karaguezian Terezian, are the first women to helm the family-owned bridal brand.Los Angeles—Bridal brand Kirk Kara has announ... read more..

See Karma El Khalil’s New Influencer-Approved Collection

Khalil goes back to design basics with a range that’s anything but.Las Vegas—Karma El Khalil is known for playing with geometry’s depth and angles to create her visually arresting pieces, and her late... read more..

Jewelers Laser Training Seminar Scheduled for Next Month

Expert laser welder Scott Isaacs is holding a two-day event in Nashville, Tennessee on July 27 and 28.Nashville, Tenn.--Expert laser welder Scott Isaacs is offering an informative workshop on intermed... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: #ThemTwo

Peter Smith profiles two women who realized their life’s dream of opening their own jewelry stores.One of my favorite Elvis songs is “If I Can Dream.” It’s a powerful and uplifting song of hope and as... read more..

Ylang 23 Selects Cyril Studio as ‘The Next Now’

The design competition is a proven stepping stone for up-and-coming jewelry designers.New York—Retailer Ylang 23 returned to New York City last month for the fourth edition of its design competition t... read more..

Gemfields June Ruby Auction Reaches Record High

The Singapore sale of mixed quality rough rubies was 93 percent sold by weight and hit a revenue high of $71.8 million.London--If recent auction results were any indication, demand for Gemfields’ Moza... read more..
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