July 2018

Squirrel Spotting: What Kind of Team Do You Want?

Your first answer might be, “the same team I’ve had for years,” but that is not necessarily the best answer, Peter Smith writes.To suggest that people are important to a business is akin to recommendi... read more..

Jessica McCormack’s New Jewels Are Destined To Be Classics

The London-based designer has introduced two new glamorous-yet-versatile collections.London—Jessica McCormack has debuted two new collections that seem to effortlessly combine glamour with wearable ve... read more..

The RealReal Opens Its Second Store

It is located in Los Angeles and includes a men’s shop.Los Angeles—The RealReal has opened its second brick-and-mortar store in Los Angeles.Located at 8500 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, the 12,000-s... read more..

Kering’s Jewelry, Watch Brands See Strong Growth in H1

Jewelry in the luxury conglomerate’s portfolio turned in a solid performance while watch sales continued to recover.Paris—Kering said its Jewelry and Watches division saw strong growth in the first ha... read more..

Jewelry Independent Summit Returns with a Livestream Option

The jewelry event is set to take place Aug. 19 in New York.New York—The Jewelry Independent Summit it returning to New York for the second year, this time with an option for virtual attendance. The j... read more..

Swatch Group Pulls Out of Baselworld

The exit is a major blow to the flailing watch and jewelry trade show.Biel/Bienne, Switzerland—Swatch Group is leaving Baselworld indefinitely, dealing another blow to a watch and jewelry trade show a... read more..

Ippolita Rostagno Back in Charge at Namesake Brand

The designer has acquired a majority stake in Ippolita, becoming its chief creative officer and CEO.New York—The designer and founder of fine jewelry brand Ippolita is back at the helm of the company.... read more..

Metal + Smith is LA Bound

After several New York editions of the jewelry trade show, it’s set to hold its first West Coast event this October.Los Angeles—Metal + Smith is officially a multi-city jewelry trade show.The independ... read more..

SimplexDiam, Eaton Hudson Partner for Consulting Division

The joint venture is designed to guide store owners who are looking to sell off unwanted inventory, liquidate a store, or turn around their businesses.New York—SimplexDiam Inc. and Eaton Hudson Jewelr... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

A grading report warning from Thailand, a half-year top 10 countdown, De Beers moves a bunch of elephants and more. New York—Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of July 23 that should not... read more..

Feel-Good Friday: De Beers to Help Relocate 200 Elephants

The diamond miner is partnering with Peace Parks Foundation to move them from South Africa to Mozambique.London—De Beers is embarking on a major conservation effort this summer. The diamond miner wil... read more..

Judge Approves Sale of A. Jaffe to Paramount Jewels

Paramount paid $5.2 million for the diamond jewelry company’s name, intellectual property, design patents, accounts receivable and some inventory.New York—A federal bankruptcy judge gave the OK Wednes... read more..

The RealReal Banks $115M in Funding

The luxury consignment retailer says it will use the investment to expand its brick-and-mortar presence.San Francisco—The RealReal announced this week that it has closed its latest round of financing,... read more..

Rolex Is Now the Official Timekeeper of the US Open

The brand’s timepieces and clocks will appear throughout the grounds of the Billie Jean King Center in Flushing, New York. White Plains, N.Y.—The US Open has a new (watch) face. The United States Ten... read more..

Piece of the Week: Hearts On Fire’s Convertible Masterpiece

Two necklaces, one pendant and a pair of earrings make up the Lorelei Floral Convertible Necklace. If one is going to invest a small fortune in a piece of jewelry, it might as well be multi-purpose. A... read more..

8 Key Changes the FTC Made to the Jewelry Guides

Learn more about the new terms for lab-grown diamonds and composite gemstones, and the major changes in store for precious metals jewelry.New York—The Federal Trade Commission dropped the final versio... read more..

Consumers Say These Are the Most-Improved Brands

Samsung, which had a problem with exploding smartphones a couple years back, topped the list compiled by data company YouGov.New York—Data company YouGov has released its annual Index Ratings showing ... read more..

LVMH Watch, Jewelry Revenue Up 8% in First-Half 2018

An “excellent” six-month period for Bulgari and strong watch sales propelled the division.  Paris—A strong performance from Bulgari helped boost revenues in the half-year period for the Watches &... read more..

The 10 Most-Read Stories of 2018 So Far

Crimes without punishment, amazing gemstones and legal rows round out the list of the most-read stories on NationalJeweler.com in the first half of the year.  Each July, I am filled with delight ... read more..

The Met Will Open a Major Jewelry Exhibition This Fall

“Jewelry: The Body Transformed” will run from November to February 24, 2019, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.New York—A well-known New York museum will put jewelry front and center this fall. The Me... read more..

Swatch Group Reports Record Half-Year Sales

Net sales in the six-month period reached $4.29 billion, with growth in all regions.Biel/Bienne, Switzerland—Swatch Group reported record half-year results, with growth led by strong sales in North Am... read more..

Roseco Hires a New Director of Sales

Mitch Horowitz joins the company after 30 years working at jewelry industry publications, including this one.Dallas—Jewelry findings and supply company Roseco announced that it has hired Mitch Horowit... read more..

Thai Lab AIGS Warns Trade About Fake Gemstone Reports

They look identical to genuine AIGS reports but have working QR codes that take users to a different website. Bangkok—The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences recently issued a warning to the inter... read more..

Alrosa Reports Second Quarter Drop in Sales

Diamond production also was down year-over-year due to the loss of the Mir underground mine.Moscow—The loss of the Mir underground mine and the sell-off of 6 million carats of rough diamonds in the fi... read more..

JBT Q2 Data: The Latest on Industry Closings, Openings

Second-quarter statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade showed a continuation of the trend seen in the first quarter. New York—Second-quarter statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade showed a co... read more..

Jewelers for Children Introduces JFC Day

The event, slated for Sept. 29, provides a day for supporters nationwide to raise visibility and funds for the charity. New York—Jewelers for Children has announced the launch of JFC Day, a new annual... read more..

‘Jewelry Camp’ Moves to the Fall

The 2018 Antique Jewelry and Art Conference will take place the same weekend as TEFAF and the New York City Jewelry & Watch Show in October.New York—The Antique Jewelry and Art Conference, or “Jew... read more..

The PR Adviser: How Do I Mark a Major Milestone?

A jewelry store or brand celebrating a major anniversary must go beyond crafting banners and throwing a big bash, Lilian Raji writes.Hello my beloved readers!The latest question for the PR Adviser is ... read more..

6 Questions with a WJA Visionary: De Beers Group

National Jeweler spoke with this year’s Awards for Excellence recipients about the industry today and more. Rounding out the honorees: David Prager on behalf of De Beers.New York—The Women’s Jewelry A... read more..

Jewelers of America Adds 3 Board Members

Chad Berg, David Bouffard and Camile Hannoush join the trade association’s board of directors.New York—Jewelers of America has announced the three new jewelry industry leaders elected to serve on its ... read more..
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