2019

Colorado Jeweler Accused of Stealing from Customers

Local authorities say Denver-area jeweler David Aaron Kushnir took a total of about $100,000 in jewelry and cash from 11 victims.Thornton, Colo.—Local authorities have charged Denver-area jeweler Davi... read more..

At 8,000 Feet, Oris Takes a Dive

In a pre-Basel preview held in Vail earlier this month, the Swiss watch brand introduced the latest edition to its ProDiver line.Vail, Colorado—Oris went up to 8,022 feet to present a watch that works... read more..

JC Penney CEO Makes 2 C-Suite Moves

However, Jill Soltau still has several positions to fill coming off a lackluster holiday season and a credit downgrade by Fitch.Plano, Texas—J.C. Penney is shaking up its executive team as it looks to... read more..

Lucara Digs Up 127-Carat Diamond

The miner said it’s the 129th rough diamond weighing more than 100 carats found at Botswana’s Karowe mine.Vancouver—Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered its 129th rough diamond weighing mo... read more..

Mark Mazzarese Joins Italian Jewelry Brand Picchiotti

The longtime retail executive will now be a U.S. sales representative for the fine jeweler.Valenza, Italy—Italian fine jeweler Picchiotti is expanding its U.S. retail sales team.Beginning Feb. 1, long... read more..

Jewelry Sales Representative, Commission-Based

As one of the leading contemporary jewelry holding companies, Deconic paves the way in the premium fashion jewelry space, most notably with its contemporary brands Alexis Bittar, known for its hand-cr... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: Why Having a Method of Turnover Matters

Peter Smith suggests adopting a seamless turnover practice that includes “loitering with intent.”Turning over customers—the delicate art of shifting a prospective customer from one salesperson to anot... read more..

Rolex Names New Head for US Market

Luca Bernasconi is taking over for the retiring Stewart Wicht.New York—Rolex executive Luca Bernasconi, head of the legendary watch brand’s Canadian operations, has stepped up as the new CEO and presi... read more..

And the Gem Award Winners Were …

A New York-based journalist, a Brazilian-born designer and an innovative fashion company that is everywhere were honored alongside Rolex’s Stewart Wicht and Tiffany & Co.New York—When Stewart Wich... read more..

Richemont’s Jewelry Sales Up 9% in Q3

This comes despite the political unrest in France denting sales in Europe.Geneva—Despite social unrest and protests in France denting sales in Europe, luxury conglomerate Richemont’s jewelry and overa... read more..

James Shigley Honored with GIA’s Liddicoat Award

In his more than 30 years with the institution, the distinguished research fellow has become “widely recognized as the face and voice of GIA research.”Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of Ame... read more..

2 Arrested in Smash-and-Grab at Detroit-Area Costco

It is unknown at this time if the two men are connected to other jewelry thefts.Detroit—Two teenagers have been charged in a recent smash-and-grab at the jewelry counter of a Detroit-area Costco, and ... read more..

Jacob & Co. Inks Ambassador Deal with Lionel Messi

The company is collaborating with the man considered to be the greatest soccer player of all time on a timepiece.New York—Lionel Messi recently sported watchmaker and diamond jewelry house Jacob &... read more..

De Grisogono Hires General Manager for the Americas

Industry veteran Keith Rosen will oversee operations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.Zurich, Switzerland—De Grisogono has appointed industry veteran Keith Rosen as its ge... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

The Golden Globes, insight into Gen Z and a jewelry designer's new magazine all made news last week.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you started.1. T... read more..

Peter Smith Named President of Mémoire

He comes to the diamond band brand with more than 30 years’ experience in jewelry.New York—Jewelry industry veteran Peter Smith is the new president of Mémoire, the wedding band brand owned by Chow Ta... read more..

The Next Generation: Reshma Patel’s Quiet Storm

Her Williamsburg, Brooklyn store, Quiet Storms, has quickly established itself as a purveyor of exciting jewelry design.Much like its name, Quiet Storms could best be described as both under-the-radar... read more..

AGA Names 4 Recipients of 2019 Bonanno Award

The Accredited Gemologists Association has expanded its awards to reflect the many facets of the gemology field.New York—For only the second time in its 45-year history, the Accredited Gemologists Ass... read more..

Piece of the Week: Eden Presley’s Inspirational Earrings

The designer’s intentional jewelry is all about positivity.Who doesn’t want to start off the new year on a positive note? Eden Presley’s message jewelry lets the wearer broadcast their positive inten... read more..

Private Equity Firm Puts Money into Man-Made Diamonds

Huron Capital is backing Washington, D.C.-based WD Lab Grown Diamonds.Washington—Huron Capital has made what it calls a “significant equity investment” in American man-made diamond company WD Lab Grow... read more..

New Year, New Generation: 5 Things to Know About Gen Z

Generation Z is the group immediately following the millennials, and its oldest members are in their early 20s now.Before we get too far into the new year, I would like to attend to some business from... read more..

Holiday In-Store Traffic Down in 2018, ShopperTrak Says

But the combined three days leading up to Christmas Day were up 4 percent compared to last year.New York—ShopperTrak has released its holiday shopper traffic and trends data, finding that overall traf... read more..

Reed Hires Sales Director for JCK, Luxury Shows

Jim Fox joins the jewelry trade shows with more than 20 years’ experience in luxury, including a sales job at Swarovski.Norwalk, Conn.—Reed Jewelry Group has hired luxury veteran Jim Fox as portfolio ... read more..

Direct-to-Consumer Brand Now Has US Showroom

Online jewelry seller Mejuri has opened a New York City space where customers can try on and order pieces.New York—Online jewelry seller Mejuri has opened a U.S. space where customers can try on produ... read more..

Sears Agrees to Consider Revised Takeover Bid

Chairman Eddie Lampert has until 4 p.m. EST today to submit a new offer to save the historic retailer.New York—Sears might not be done yet. The 126-year-old retailer agreed Tuesday to consider a revis... read more..

Montreaux Jewelry Co-Founder Joseph Schwartz Dies at 90

He opened Montreaux with Irving Katz after repairing watches and making pearl jewelry at the bench.New York—Joseph Schwartz, who co-founded Montreaux Jewelry after starting his career on the bench, di... read more..

Spinelli Kilcollin Just Released a Print Magazine

The bi-annual publication, called .925, gives the Los Angeles brand’s cult following a peek into the Spinelli Kilcollin universe. Los Angeles—Spinelli Kilcollin has experienced a meteoric rise in pop... read more..

JSA to Honor 2 Journalists, 3 Officers at Annual Luncheon

One of the journalists receiving an award might work for National Jeweler.New York—The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is scheduled to hold its annual luncheon Saturday in New York, where it will honor tw... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Garnets Galore

There isn’t a better way to start off the new year than with gorgeous January birthstone jewelry.New year, new you, new jewelry. There isn’t a better way to celebrate birthdays than with gorgeous baub... read more..

Sears Holdings Likely Heading to Liquidation

The Jan. 4 deadline to accept Eddie Lampert’s $4.4 billion bid came and went without any indication from the retailer about its status.New York—It’s looking like 126-year-old Sears Holdings Corp. will... read more..
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