2019

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A warning for J.C. Penney, Tiffany gets into “Salmon Gold” and the group of emerald specimens coming to New York.New York—On summer vacation last week? Here are five jewelry news stories you might hav... read more..

Judge Grants Barneys Access to Financing Offer

The retailer can now use the remainder of its $218 million in specialty financing to stay afloat while it searches for a buyer. New York—Barneys New York Inc. was given the green light by a New York b... read more..

JBT President Richard Weisenfeld to Retire

Current Vice President of IT Erich Jacobs is his successor.Warwick, R.I.—Richard Weisenfeld, president of the Jewelers Board of Trade, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31. Erich Jacobs, JB... read more..

Thai Gem Lab AIGS Plans Trip to Mogok Ruby Mining Area

It will run from Oct. 17 to 21, coinciding with the International Colored Gemstone Association’s Congress event.Bangkok—Thai gem lab Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences is organizing a trip to the... read more..

Piece of the Week: Karma El Khalil’s ‘Puzzle’ Earrings

The New York designer gets creative with a suite of rubellite gemstones.When designer Karma El Khalil encounters a delicious suite of trillion-cut rubellites, she doesn’t envision crafting them into a... read more..

Jewelry Imports Won’t Be Spared by Tariffs Delay

Diamonds, pearls, precious stones and silver jewelry remain on the list of products subject to tariffs as of Sept. 1.New York—Tariffs on select consumer goods will be delayed until Dec. 15, the U.S. T... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Go Round and Round

See how contemporary design talents are using spheres and circles to create fashion-forward talismans.Jewelry trends don’t have to be new. In fact, it can be argued that there aren’t new styles at all... read more..

Diamond Development Initiative Names New Executive Director

Deputy Executive Director Ian Rowe will take the reins on Sept. 2 when founding Executive Director Dorothée Gizenga steps down to take a new position at DDI.Ottawa, Canada—The Diamond Development Init... read more..

An Important Group of Emerald Specimens Is Coming to NYC

“Magnificent Emeralds: Fura’s Tears” will run at the Wilensky gallery in Manhattan this fall, showcasing 25 exceptional emerald examples.New York—The Wilensky gallery is bringing another set of except... read more..

What Is ‘Salmon Gold,’ and Why Is Tiffany Using It?

The jeweler joins Apple in adopting a new initiative that combines re-mining with fish habitat restoration.Washington, D.C.—Tiffany & Co. is the first jeweler to start using gold sourced from an i... read more..

See Baublebar’s Newly Launched Fine Jewelry

The e-tailer, known for its costume jewelry, ventured into fine jewelry after finding success with its gold vermeil line.New York—Baublebar has launched a fine jewelry collection, available on its web... read more..

The Jewellery Cut Returns to London Fashion Week

The two-day showcase will see over 20 independent designers present their wares to the industry and the public.London—British jewelry editorial showcase The Jewellery Cut is returning to London Fashio... read more..

Phillips Adds West Coast Jewelry Specialist

Alexis Vourvoulis joins the auction house from Bonhams, marking the third jewelry executive to do so.New York—Phillips has recruited another Bonhams employee for its growing jewelry team.The auction h... read more..

2 Men Sentenced for Swapping Real Diamonds with CZs

They targeted stores in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and New Jersey last year, prosecutors say.Detroit—A federal judge in Michigan has sentenced two men who pleaded guilty to swapping r... read more..

The Smart Lab: 5 Ways to Spot a Trustworthy Social Agency

Emmanuel Raheb, CEO of Smart Age Solutions, shares tried-and-true methods of finding the best agencies.With so many agencies out there claiming to be social media experts, it can be difficult for busi... read more..

Actress Millie Bobby Brown Is the New Face of Pandora

The “Stranger Things” star will feature in the brand’s fall campaign to promote its new jewelry collection.Copenhagen, Denmark—Pandora has dubbed “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown the face ... read more..

Gem-Water Has Launched Reusable Crystal Straws

In the wake of plastic straw bans, Gem-Water has come up with a chic alternative.New York—In the wake of the recent plastic straw ban movement, Gem-Water has come up with a chic and environmentally-fr... read more..

JC Penney May Be Delisted, Warns NYSE

The retailer’s shares have been trading below $1 for nearly 30 consecutive business days, which is grounds for delisting.Plano, Texas—J.C. Penney Co. is at risk of being delisted from the New York Sto... read more..

Suna Bros. Recruits Super Stylist Micaela Erlanger

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after celebrity stylists, Erlanger is now a brand ambassador for the jewelry company.Los Angeles—To promote its platinum collection, Suna Bros. has enlisted one of Holly... read more..

9 Special Spectrum Entries: Giving Out My Own Awards

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights interesting stones, designs and even one pair of eyeglasses spotted at AGTA’s recent Editors’ Day event.Put hundreds of pieces of jewelry, food and mimosas... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Barneys files for bankruptcy and nine actionable tips for making your website work for your business.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories you might have missed.... read more..

9 Digital Features to Drive Customers In-Store

At the recent JA National Convention, Smart Age CEO Emmanuel Raheb shared how businesses can address potential blind spots on their websites.New York—In today’s competitive retail market, many jeweler... read more..

Tiffany Heads to India, Plans Openings in Delhi and Mumbai

The iconic jeweler partnered with a Mumbai-based retail conglomerate to break into the country’s growing luxury market. New York—Tiffany & Co. is headed to India, announcing Wednesday a joint ven... read more..

JIS Announces February Show Dates

The first show of the year is usually in January, but the dates were changed to avoid conflict with Super Bowl-related events. Norwalk, Conn.—On Thursday Jewelers International Showcase announced the... read more..

Piece of the Week: Daria de Koning’s Jellyfish Earrings

They capture the movement of the creature that inspired them.An animal occasionally sneaks its way into Los Angeles-based designer Daria de Koning’s gemstone-laden range, typically into the one-of-a-k... read more..

Amanda's Style File: August Peridot and Spinel

Both August birthstones are calling to jewelry designers to take risks with design and break free from boring jewelry.It could be the warmth from the summer sun or the beauty from August’s birthstones... read more..

How Tariffs Will Impact The Jewelry Industry

Diamonds, pearls, precious stones, silver jewelry and more will be subject to tariffs as of Sept.1. New York—President Donald Trump announced last week that the United States would impose a 10 percen... read more..

SimplexDiam Buys Remaining Samuels Jewelers Inventory

The jewelry liquidator purchased about $90 million worth of inventory from the retailer, which closed all of its stores in February.New York—Jewelry liquidator SimplexDiam announced Tuesday that it ha... read more..

Stuller Names 2 New Vice Presidents

The supplier has promoted Alix Gonsoulin to vice president of bridal, fine jewelry and findings while Brian Henderson joins as vice president of marketing.Lafayette, La.—Jewelry supplier Stuller has n... read more..

This 30-Carat Red Spinel is AGTA Spectrum’s ‘Best of Show’

Top honors returned to the contest’s “Cutting Edge” division, honoring lapidary arts.New York—At the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards, it was the year of the red spinel. The American Gem Trade Association na... read more..
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