October 2018

Gem Gossip Wants to Pay It Forward with ‘Jewelry Jobs’

Blogger Danielle Miele has created an Instagram account dedicated to sharing job vacancies in the industry.New York—Though today Gem Gossip is jewelry’s most well-known blog, founder Danielle Miele be... read more..

Sears, a Retail Institution Since 1893, Declares Bankruptcy

The company is looking to reorganize and emerge as a smaller retailer.White Plains, N.Y.—Sears, an icon of American retail that started as a mail-order watch business 125 years ago but has been in dec... read more..

This Was the Best Royal Jewelry Moment of the Decade

Princess Eugenie’s emerald tiara, borrowed from (who else?) the Queen, was the statement piece we’ve been craving.Even if one’s not overly interested in the British royal family (guilty as charged), i... read more..

Rembrandt Adjusts Charm Pricing Structure

The company has lowered gold charm prices to make karat gold charms more affordable and plated gold charms the same price as sterling silver pieces.Williamsville, N.Y.—Rembrandt Charms is launching a ... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

The discovery of a new mineral and the effort underway to fund a national advertising campaign for jewelry were among last week’s can’t-miss stories.New York—Here are five jewelry news stories from th... read more..

Authorities Seeking Suspect in Series of Grab-and-Runs

The Jewelers Security Alliance said the man has snatched expensive watches from four stores in North and South Carolina.New York—The Jewelers Security Alliance recently issued an alert about a suspect... read more..

LVMH’s Watch and Jewelry Sales Climb 10% in Q3

Bulgari continues to bolster the company and gain market share.Paris—Strong performances from its jewelry and watch brands have helped LVMH continue its growth trend in 2018. In third quarter results ... read more..

Gold Star Jewellery Adds to Team

Jeff Shlakman, Jenny Lee and Tina Moretti are working for Gold Star in the U.S. while Tateos Tateossian has joined the parent company in India.New York—Jeff Shlakman, Jenny Lee and Tina Moretti have j... read more..

Cast-From-Nature Collection to Launch at Select Show

Michael Michaud Fine Jewelry Designs is intended to hit consumer-friendly price points via gold plating.New York—This weekend, a new jewelry line will be introduced to retailers at the Select Show in ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Nana Fink’s Prasiolite Ring

The Swiss brand is inspired by ancient cultures.Swiss designer Nana Fink is inspired by timeless, ancient design motifs, with the goal of updating them for the modern, cosmopolitan woman.The eponymous... read more..

Saks Files $55M Countersuit in Cartier Case

The department store hit back at the luxury jewelry brand in the conflict stemming from the former’s New York City flagship renovation.New York—The legal conflict between Cartier and Saks Fifth Avenue... read more..

Alrosa Unearths a Nearly 29-Carat Yellow Diamond

It came from the Ebelyakh alluvial deposit and is the biggest yellow found by the mining company so far this year.Moscow—Alrosa has uncovered its biggest yellow diamond yet this year. The Moscow-based... read more..

There’s a New Mineral and It’s Called Crowningshieldite

A researcher announced the discovery of the nickel sulfide mineral at GIA Symposium.Carlsbad, Calif.—Researchers at the Gemological Institute of America have discovered a new mineral and named it in h... read more..

Jewelers for Children Launches 2018 Local Grants Contest

Ten grants of $5,000 each are up for grabs this year.New York—Jewelers for Children just launched the 2018 edition of its Local Grants contest and 10 grants of $5,000 each are up for grabs.Between now... read more..

Suspect Wanted in Diamond Switch Theft at European Retailer

Police in a major European city have asked the Jewelers Security Alliance for help identifying the male, who swapped cubic zirconia for 24 diamonds.New York—Police in a major European city are searchi... read more..

Pandora Debuts First New Charm Bracelet in 5 Years

The launch of the Reflexions concept, featuring mesh-style bracelets with clip-on charms, comes amid struggling sales for the Danish company.Copenhagen, Denmark—For the first time in five years, Pando... read more..

Meet the New Jewelry Platform That Shook Up London Fashion Week

The Jewellery Cut is a consumer-facing editorial website that held a two-day showcase during the recent fashion week, highlighting independent jewelry designers.London—Two British jewelry trade public... read more..

Traditional Jewelers to Become Hyde Park Jewelers

Its parent company of the same name also will relaunch its website and open three new watch boutiques.Newport Beach, Calif.—Traditional Jewelers will now operate under the name Hyde Park Jewelers. The... read more..

177-Carat Diamond Among the ‘Stars of the Arctic’

It is one of three sizable rough diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada headlining Rio Tinto’s current tender of rough 10.8 carats or larger.London—The Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada has yield... read more..

JA to Launch Consumer-Facing Jewelry Campaign in 2019

Jewelers of America is raising funds to launch a test of the digital ad campaign early in the year, followed by a national rollout.New York—Jewelers of America has announced that it will coordinate th... read more..

Watch Worn in ‘Dead Poets Society’ Sells for $32K

The Hamilton was auctioned off as part of a collection of timepieces, art and movie memorabilia that belonged to late comedian and actor Robin Williams.New York—Oh Hamilton! My Hamilton!The Hamilton w... read more..

4 Shipping Mistakes to Avoid Over the Holidays

Even the most organized jewelers with polished shipping procedures can become distracted during the holidays. Brought To You By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Even the most organized jewelers with ... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Last week, we looked ahead to the holiday season and said goodbye to a brilliant, beloved merchant.New York—Here are five stories from the week of Oct. 1 that are worth reading.1. Millennials Expected... read more..

Cartier Takes Saks to Court

The legal dispute stems from a disagreement over the jeweler’s location in the department store’s New York City flagship store amid renovation.  New York—No one puts Cartier in the corner. This w... read more..

Movado Completes Acquisition of Millennial-Focused Brand

The company paid $100 million+ for MVMT Watches, a company started in 2013 by two 20-something college dropouts.Paramus, N.J.—Movado Group now owns MVMT Watches Inc., the millennial-focused watch and ... read more..

Jewelers for Children to Honor David Bonaparte, Judy Fisher

The pair will be recognized at the 2019 Facets of Hope event, scheduled for Sunday, June 2.New York—Jewelers for Children announced it will honor Jewelers of America’s David Bonaparte and Reeds Jewele... read more..

Retail Veteran Jill Soltau Named JC Penney CEO

The previous president and CEO of fabric and craft chain Jo-Ann Stores will be J.C. Penney’s first female CEO.Plano, Texas—J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has appointed 30-year retail veteran Jill Soltau as CEO,... read more..

Piece of the Week: Picchiotti’s Rock Crystal Ring

The Italian fine jeweler made the most of rock crystal’s possibilities in its latest collection, seen at Vicenzaoro September jewelry trade show.The versatility of hard stones like rock crystal, onyx,... read more..

Millennials Expected to Spend the Most This Holiday Season

And retailers’ inclusion and diversity practices will play a role in their purchasing decisions, according to a recent Accenture survey.New York—U.S. consumers are expected to spend more on holiday sh... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Opal and Tourmaline for October

We have two glorious gemstones to pay homage to this month, as October’s birthstones, like the changing leaves, come in an abundance of colors.As crisp weather sneaks in, pumpkin spice takes over and ... read more..
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