November 2018

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Jewelers and experts weighed in on the start of the retail holiday season and what to expect for the rest of it.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you ... read more..

4 Security Precautions to Take This Holiday Season

They include sticking to advertised opening and closing times and being wary when large groups enter the store.New York—Jewelers Security Alliance President John J. Kennedy doesn’t like to talk about ... read more..

Watches of Switzerland Opens US Flagship

The experience-focused retail concept in New York City marks a larger push into the American market.New York—Watches of Switzerland, the U.K. luxury timepiece seller, has opened its second U.S. retail... read more..

Boston Trade School Names New President

Sarah Turner succeeds Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, who helmed North Bennet Street School for 12 years and retires in December.Boston—The North Bennet Street School, a private vocational school in Boston, has ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Coomi’s Muzo Emerald Ring

The intricate style would make the perfect holiday present.Coomi is known for its rare, one-of-a-kind pieces, utilizing the designer’s eye for unique materials like ancient Roman artifacts. But the br... read more..

Consumers Saw Lightbox. Here’s What They Wanted to Know

At a pop-up shop in New York, De Beers is giving the public the chance to see its lab-grown line in person for the first time.New York—De Beers used to spread the message that “A Diamond Is Forever” a... read more..

10 Retailers Talk About the Start to the Holiday Season

Jewelers dish on brands, promotions and outside obstacles as the fourth quarter kicks into high gear.New York—Each year during the holiday, National Jeweler checks in with jewelers across the country ... read more..

Renaissance Jewellery Acquires Disney Jewelry Parent Co.

The Indian company will focus on growing Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry into a global brand.New York—India-based Renaissance Jewellery Ltd. has acquired Jay Gems Inc., parent company of Jewelmark, Simp... read more..

Boston Exhibition Centers on Arts and Crafts Jewelry

It’s at the Museum of Fine Arts and features pieces made in the city between 1900 and 1929.Boston—An exhibition recently opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrating jewelry made in the city ... read more..

Tiffany’s Same-Store Sales in the Americas Rise 5%

Lower spending by Chinese tourists put a dent in the jeweler’s third quarter results.New York—Lower spending by Chinese tourists at Tiffany stores in the United States and Hong Kong put a dent in the ... read more..

Fewer Consumers Shopped Over Thanksgiving Weekend, NRF Says

More than 165 million Americans were spending money in stores or online, down from the 174 million in 2017.Washington—More than 165 million Americans shopped in stores or online during the Thanksgivin... read more..

GIA to Hold 2019 NY Career Fair in March

It’s scheduled to take place right before the JA New York and MJSA jewelry trade shows.New York—The Gemological Institute of America will continue to hold its New York Career Fair in conjunction with ... read more..

Kering Wants to Control Its E-Commerce

The online shopping sites for all of its brands will be handled in-house by the first half of 2020.Paris—Kering will bring e-commerce for all brands in house by 2020, the luxury conglomerate announced... read more..

Current Jewelry Trends: The Holiday Forecast

These three key looks are gaining popularity among both designers and consumers.The woman who buys jewelry for herself is becoming ever more prevalent in the fine jewelry space but when the holidays a... read more..

24-Carat ‘Moon of Baroda’ Diamond Sells for $1.3M

A signed photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing the fancy yellow pear-shaped diamond also sold at Christie’s jewelry auction Tuesday.Hong Kong—The 24-carat yellow diamond that captivated Indian and Holl... read more..

Sales Increase but Losses Widen for Birks

Same-store sales rose 4 percent but losses increased for the retailer, which is sinking money into a five-year turnaround plan.Montreal—Canadian retailer Birks Group reported an uptick in same-store a... read more..

Shinola Just Made a Mickey Mouse Collection

It’s one of a number of brands celebrating the iconic cartoon character’s 90th birthday.New York—Shinola has unveiled a capsule collection commemorating arguably the most iconic animated character in ... read more..

Retail Roundup: 9 Reports on the Start to the Holiday Season

How Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and the weekend overall went for retailers.New York—Though “Cyber Monday” shopping will continue all day today, preliminary reports indicate that the holiday season ... read more..

Two Longtime Arkansas Jewelers to Merge

El Dorado-based Murphy-Pitard Jewelers is acquiring Lauray’s the Diamond Center in Hot Springs.Hot Springs, Ark.—Two longtime, family-owned independent jewelers in Arkansas are merging to enhance thei... read more..

These Are the Top 10 Most Recommended Brands

Amazon and Netflix made the list, though some of the other brands might surprise you.New York—Word-of-mouth recommendations are a guiding force among consumers and brands often rely heavily on them. R... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Records were set for some pink and red diamonds and a buyer was found for a 5,655-carat rough emerald.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started. 1... read more..

As Argyle Nears Its End, Prices for Reds and Pinks Soar

The most valuable diamond sold at this year’s tender, a 2.28-carat fancy purplish-red, toppled a record set just last year.Perth, Australia—Rio Tinto doesn’t release many details when sharing the resu... read more..

De Beers’ Ninth Cycle Sales Fall Short

They totaled $440 million, compared with $466 million in the same period last year.Gaborone, Botswana—De Beers’ latest round of sightholder and auction sales totaled $440 million, 6 percent lower when... read more..

Here’s How Hearts on Fire is Mentoring Girls in Their Community

Girls Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and young women, recently recognized HOF President Caryl Capeci at its annual luncheon.Los Angeles—Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on... read more..

JIS Changes Dates of January Jewelry Trade Show

It will move back to Jan. 19 to 21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.Norwalk, Conn.—JIS has announced a date change for its first jewelry trade show of 2019. The JIS January show, originally slate... read more..

This Is Who Bought Gemfields’ 5,655-Carat Emerald

It is an Indian company known for its high-end colored gemstone jewelry.London—After financing issues hurt its May emerald auction, Gemfields bounced back at its most recent sale, even finding a buyer... read more..

See Tiffany’s Magical Holiday 2018 Ads

It’s the latest installment of the “Believe in Dreams” marketing campaign, which has earned the jeweler accolades.New York—Tiffany & Co. has rolled out the holiday 2018 edition of its “Believe in ... read more..

Day’s Jewelers Opens First Freestanding Store

The independently owned chain’s newest addition in Nashua, New Hampshire is its eighth overall.Waterville, Maine—Day’s Jewelers expanded its retail presence this month with a store in New Hampshire, t... read more..

R&B Legends to Perform at 24 Karat Club of NYC Banquet

“Love Train” and “Now That We Found Love” are a couple of this group’s greatest hits.New York—An R&B group formed in the 1960s in Ohio will be the headlining act for the 2019 24 Karat Club banquet... read more..

The First Full Collection Using Greenland Gems Is Coming

A Danish jeweler is launching it, with the priciest piece topping $40,000.New York—A jewelry collection featuring Greenland rubies and pink sapphires is launching this week. While other jewelry design... read more..
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