July 2018

Paramount Jewels To Buy A. Jaffe for $5.2M

Paramount Jewels is an affiliate of Paramount Gems/Parag Diamonds, the company that tried to buy A. Jaffe earlier this year.New York—Paramount Jewels LLC has placed the winning bid for A. Jaffe, the N... read more..

One Worker Killed in Explosion at Alrosa Mine

The accident comes less than a year after the company lost eight in a flood at another diamond mine. Moscow—A worker at Alrosa’s Udachny diamond mine was killed last week in an explosion in one of the... read more..

These Are the Researchers Set To Speak at GIA Symposium

Experts in geology, mineralogy, diamond formation and other related fields will present their findings.Carlsbad, Calif.—Leading researchers in geology, mineralogy and diamond formation are slated to s... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Changes to the JA New York jewelry trade show and updates to Instagram were among the most important news items last week. New York—Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of July 9 that sho... read more..

The 3.14-Carat ‘Alpha’ Diamond in Rio Tinto’s Tender

It is one of six “hero” stones in this year’s sale of exceptional pink, red and violet diamonds from the Argyle mine.Sydney—Rio Tinto just debuted the diamonds in this year’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tend... read more..

Alison Lou Partners with J. Crew

Priced at $65 and under, the colorful costume collection is available on JCrew.com and at all the retailer’s stores nationwide. New York—Alison Lou just got a lot more visible. The New York City-based... read more..

Lucapa’s Latest Big Find Is a 114-Carat Diamond from Angola

Its latest diamond mining news features the eleventh 100-carat-plus diamond to come from Lulo to date. New York—Diamond mining news about big finds just keeps on coming for Lucapa. The miner announced... read more..

Piece of the Week: Ana Katarina’s ‘Bitches Brew’ Earrings

Just in time for Friday the 13th, these earrings are perfect for bringing out one’s dark side.Superstitious? Ward off any Friday the 13th spookiness with a glamorous piece of jewelry or accentuate you... read more..

What Happened to Stephen Webster’s Rock Vault?

Noticeably absent from this year’s Couture trade show, Stephen Webster talks about what’s next for the emerging designer platform.New York—Rock Vault, the platform for emerging British jewelry designe... read more..

Kendra Scott, Carolyn Rafaelian Made This Forbes List Again

It also includes Kylie Jenner, who’s on track to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire.New York—Forbes, that frequent publisher of lists of people who’ve made a lot of money, just released it... read more..

The U.S. Population Is Becoming More Racially Diverse

The Census Bureau said the population of all race and ethnic groups, except for “non-Hispanic white alone,” grew between July 2016 and July 2017.Washington, D.C.—The U.S. population is becoming more r... read more..

Dates Set for World Diamond Congress

The biennial meeting is now scheduled to happen in Mumbai this October.Antwerp—There now are dates for the 2018 World Diamond Congress, take two. The meeting will be held Oct. 23 to 25 in Mumbai and i... read more..

The Woman Working to Change Signet’s Stores

Chief Transformation Officer Lynn Dennison talks real estate strategy, competing with independent jewelers, and cars vs. jewelry.Just before the Las Vegas jewelry trade shows, I had the chance to inte... read more..

Meet JA New York’s New Designer Gallery

Eleven new faces will make their jewelry trade show debuts this weekend.New York--At the upcoming JA New York Summer show, 10 brands will make their jewelry trade show debuts. Exhibiting in the show’s... read more..

JA New York Summer Will Move to August in 2019

The jewelry trade show will take place alongside NY Now and be extended from three days to four.New York--JA New York Summer is moving from July to August next year and will be one day longer.Emerald ... read more..

JC Penney to Open Second Brooklyn Store

The 75,000-square-foot location in Kings Plaza shopping center is slated to open Aug. 10. Plano, Texas--JC Penney will open its second store in Brooklyn next month. The retailer announced Tuesday a n... read more..

WJA Announces 2018 Scholarship and Grant Winners

The Women’s Jewelry Association will award $65,500 total to 45 women in the upcoming year. New York--The Women’s Jewelry Association announced it will award a total of $65,500 in grants and scholarshi... read more..

The Perfect Moment, Realized

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Amanda’s Style File: Colorful World

A symbol of inclusivity and beauty, rainbow baubles are a current jewelry trend.When a rainbow hits the sky of New York City, local Instagram feeds light up with pictures of the colorful and breathtak... read more..

7 Things to Do in NYC Next Week

Headed to the Big Apple for the JA New York jewelry trade show? Here are some other jewelry events as well as a few notable Manhattan happenings.New York--Next week, New York City will play host to a ... read more..

Instagram Now Tells Users When They’re ‘All Caught Up’

The social media platform, along with parent company Facebook, also is testing a “Do Not Disturb” feature. New York--Instagram and Facebook both are making changes they say will help audiences make be... read more..

Former Jacmel EVP Joins Luxury Brand Holdings Board

Evan Berkley has more than two decades of jewelry industry experience.  Cranston, R.I.--Ross-Simons and Sidney Thomas parent company Luxury Brand Holdings has added jewelry industry veteran Evan ... read more..

Tiffany is Modernizing and Streamlining its Design Process

It has opened a Jewelry Design and Innovation Workshop in New York City where designers, jewelers and engineers can collaborate.New York—Tiffany & Co. has announced the opening of its Jewelry Desi... read more..

Mob Overruns Gemfields’ Ethiopia Operations

Between 300 and 500 people entered the mining site and employees had to be evacuated.London—Gemfields said a mob overran its emerald mining operations in Ethiopia, forcing the evacuation of all employ... read more..

Birks Group Same-Store Sales Down 4% in Fiscal 2018

The Canadian retailer attributed its performance to the renovation of two flagships and a softening retail market in the country.Montreal–Canadian retailer Birks Group said comparable store sales were... read more..

Buddha Mama’s Egyptian Fascination

The new Ankh collection sees the Miami brand embrace a new set of symbols.Miami—Ancient iconography is one of the cornerstones of Buddha Mama design and the brand’s latest collection sees it opening t... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A record-setting diamond ring and 12 pieces of ruby jewelry to celebrate the month of July were among the highlights.New York--Here are five jewelry news stories from the week of July 2 that should no... read more..

Sales Executive for National Jeweler

Sales Executive National Jeweler & Jewelers of America are looking for a Sales Executive to sell for both companies.This position will be responsible for selling National Jeweler digital, print a... read more..

The Best Haute Joaillerie Instagram Snaps

The most storied jewelry maisons, and a few powerhouse contemporary brands, showed their most exquisite creations during Paris Haute Couture week. As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the fashion ... read more..

Polished Diamond Prices Continue Upward Trend in June

Market sentiment was positive last month after the Las Vegas jewelry shows demonstrated robust U.S. demand, according to the Rapaport Group. New York--Diamond market sentiment was positive last m... read more..
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