November 2018

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

There were a lot of big, beautiful jewels to love last week.New York—Here are five stories from the week of Nov. 12 that are worth reading. 1. Graff Unveils First Diamonds Cut from 1,109-Carat StoneTh... read more..

11 Tips for Handling Disgruntled Customers This Season

Manage your body language, listen attentively and learn from the experience are among the tips shared by experts.New York—The holiday season is on its way, and within the next week or two many consume... read more..

White Rabbit Rushes Around in Citizen’s New Commercial

The chronically late “Alice in Wonderland” character is the star of the watch brand’s first commercial produced in partnership with Disney.Orlando—It started with a tea party-style breakfast attended ... read more..

Registration Open for Third Jewelry Industry Summit

The sustainability conference will take place in Tucson on Feb. 2-3.Tucson, Ariz.—The Jewelry Industry Summit has announced that registration is now open for its third annual event.The summit is takin... read more..

Piece of the Week: The Dodge Pearl Necklace

This important pearl piece far exceeded its pre-sale estimate at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction this week.All eyes were on the record-breaking Winston Pink Legacy this week, but it wasn’t the o... read more..

Marie Antoinette’s Pearl and Diamond Pendant Sells for $36M

It was part of Sotheby’s “Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma Family” jewelry auction, a white-glove sale that exceeded expectations.Geneva—Not surprisingly, the recent auction of jewelry and other it... read more..

Cadar’s ‘Second Skin’ is a Textural Design Feat

Inspired by nature, the collection translates feathers, reptilian scales and fur into ultra-luxurious jewelry that moves.New York—Jewelry lovers often remark that their favorite jewels function much l... read more..

Atlanta Jewelry Show Adding 2 New Pavilions

The areas at the jewelry trade show will focus on e-commerce services and non-jewelry gift items.Atlanta—The spring 2019 edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show will feature two new pavilions to meet the ... read more..

Adwar Releases New 500-Page Catalog

The hard-cover book has more than 11,000 jewelry styles encompassing classic designs and current jewelry trends.Rockville Centre, N.Y.—Adwar Casting Company just released a new hard-cover catalog with... read more..

Harry Winston Just Acquired the ‘Pink Legacy’ for $50 Million

Sold at Christie’s Geneva Tuesday, the 19-carat stone broke a price-per-carat world auction record for a pink diamond.Geneva—Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale held Nov. 13 in Geneva garnered more tha... read more..

Amazon to Split Second HQ Between 2 Cities

They are both in the Northeast, and the e-commerce giant will also open a big new operations center in the South.Seattle—Amazon has confirmed it: New York City and the D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virgin... read more..

Lisa Bridge Named CEO as Ed Bridge Announces Retirement

Ed Bridge will step down as CEO and chairman of the board of Ben Bridge Jeweler effective Jan. 31.Seattle—Lisa Bridge is set to become the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway-owned, family-run chain Ben Bridge ... read more..

WatchBox Acquires Multi-Platform Timepiece Valuation Service

Chronofy is a mobile app, desktop platform and printed guide that provides guidance for the secondary watch market.Philadelphia—Pre-owned luxury watch e-commerce platform WatchBox announced it has acq... read more..

9 People Distract Jeweler, Clean Out Safe

The jewelry theft happened last month at a store in Aurora, Colorado.Aurora, Colo.—Police in Colorado are looking for nine people who distracted a local jewelry store owner while one member of their c... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: 10 Random Sales Tips for the Season

Smile, Peter Smith says, and stay away from chronically negative people.As we approach the critical holiday season, I thought it might be fun to share a few random tips that you might want to think ab... read more..

Longtime CA Retailer Kevin Main Jewelry to Close

Kevin and Kathi Main will retire after the 45-year-old business closes by the end of the year.San Luis Obispo, Calif.—A well-known California retailer is closing up shop after more than four decades i... read more..

ASJH to Hold Rare Jewelry Book Sale

The American Society of Jewelry Historians will sell more than 1,200 books, auction catalogues and magazines at Doyle & Doyle Wednesday.New York—The American Society of Jewelry Historians has an e... read more..

Graff Unveils First Diamonds Cut from 1,109-Carat Stone

The company said it expects Lesedi La Rona, the second largest rough diamond ever found, to yield 60 diamonds.London—After more than a year of detailed analysis, cutting and polishing by a team of exp... read more..

These Pearls are Meghan Markle’s Down Under Souvenirs

In collaboration with J Hunter Fiji Pearls, Assael will produce a limited number of “The Sussex Strand” pearl necklaces.New York—All eyes were on newly royal, and newly pregnant, Meghan Markle during ... read more..

Alrosa Lowers Expectations as Smaller Stone Sales Slow

Sales of smaller diamonds have been hurt by Indian manufacturers’ inability to secure financing.Moscow—Alrosa lowered its sales guidance for the year on the back of weakness in sales of smaller diamon... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Two bankruptcies and 15 fabulous pairs of earrings were among the headlines from the week of Nov. 5. New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started. &n... read more..

What Is the Mercury-Free Mining Challenge?

It is a challenge being issued by designer Toby Pomeroy that would help to improve the lives of artisanal gold miners worldwide.There’s a goldsmith in Oregon who has an idea. Toby Pomeroy wants to fin... read more..

Jewelmak Launches Modern Sister Line with Charitable Bent

SéChic is trend-driven and priced at under $1,300 retail.New York—The forces behind Jewelmak have debuted a new line that is geared toward the modern woman at an affordable price tag.SéChic focuses on... read more..

GemFind, Polygon Launch Marketing Partnership

GemFind will offer exclusive website packages and special pricing on digital marketing services to Polygon members.New York—Polygon, the online platform for jewelry professionals, has announced a part... read more..

Piece of the Week: Hearts on Fire’s ‘Triplicity’ Earrings

They’re pictured on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine’s December issue, celebrating the media mogul’s favorite things.What’s better than making it into the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, ce... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: 15 Fabulous Shoulder Dusters

This season, earrings are going to great lengths to get noticed.This season, earrings are going to great lengths to get noticed; shoulder-dusting lengths to be precise. Long, linear earrings have been... read more..

Diamond Associations Consider Consolidation

The International Diamond Manufacturers Association and World Federation of Diamond Bourses are in talks to team up.Mumbai—The International Diamond Manufacturers Association and World Federation of D... read more..

CEO of Company that Owns Couture, JA NY Resigns

David Loechner was the head of Emerald Expositions, which also owns the Las Vegas antique jewelry trade show.San Juan Capistrano, Calif.—The president and CEO of trade show company Emerald Expositions... read more..

AGS Releases 2019 Conclave Speaker Lineup

Improv comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie of “Whose Line is it Anyway” will liven things up over breakfast one morning.Las Vegas—The American Gem Society has announced the keynote and featured ... read more..

Pandora Cuts Guidance Again After Poor Q3, Weak Start to Q4

U.S. sales were down 12 percent, with strong sales online not enough to offset the company’s in-store performance.Copenhagen, Denmark—Pandora reported Tuesday that U.S. sales dropped alongside worldwi... read more..
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