May 2019

Exploring the Las Vegas Landscape: A High-Low Guide

Here’s a list of things to do if you get a break from the trade show floors (or if your friends and family are looking to have some fun).It happens every year, to National Jeweler’s editors and everyo... read more..

9 Things to Know About JCK Las Vegas 2019

The jewelry trade show will include a social media “boot camp,” a planetarium, store security education, a big vote on lab-grown diamonds, and more.Las Vegas—JCK Las Vegas 2019 started today, with the... read more..

Piece of the Week: AnaKatarina’s Emerald Ring

New for the Couture jewelry trade show, a trapiche emerald and bright enamel update a key AnaKatarina Fine Jewelry style.Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic doesn’t do demure.Instead, the designer of AnaKat... read more..

GIA Now Issuing Country of Origin Reports for Diamonds

The reports, which also include the full four Cs, were introduced earlier this year.Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America is now offering grading reports for polished diamonds that con... read more..

Mercury Ring’s Jeffrey Bergman Joins Overnight Mountings

He is now the manufacturer’s national accounts manager.New Hyde Park, N.Y.—Jeffrey Bergman, formerly the president of Mercury Ring, has joined the Overnight Mountings team. He is the manufacturer’s na... read more..

Seb Hobbs Heads Back to Signet’s UK Division

He will serve as interim director before departing the company June 30, as was previously announced.London—Sebastian Hobbs is headed back to Signet Jewelers’ London office, serving as interim managing... read more..

These 10 Designers Are About To Be the Talk of Couture

Get to know the jewelry trade show’s new Design Atelier class.It’s all happening.As Las Vegas jewelry week kicks off, retailers are on the lookout for the new and noteworthy, and there’s no better pla... read more..

The 3-Carat ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Diamond Sold for $7.5M

Set in a ring by Moussaieff, it was the top lot of Christie’s jewelry auction in Hong Kong.Hong Kong—A 3.44-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond proved to be as popular with bidders as it was ... read more..

Tacori is Giving Away $100,000 in Jewelry

The jewelry brand is using the giveaway to draw customers into retail partners’ stores.Los Angeles—Tacori wants consumers to experience its jewelry in person and has come up with a creative way to dra... read more..

Bulova Launches GoFundMe for Veterans Watchmaker Initiative

It will match up to $10,000 of donations made via the campaign through June 28.New York—As the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative celebrates its first graduating class, Bulova has launched a GoFundMe camp... read more..

Lab-Grown E-Tailer Ada Diamonds Opens NY Showroom

The California-based company is planning to open another location in Los Angeles by 2020.New York—San Francisco-based lab-grown diamond company Ada Diamonds is heading to New York, opening a second sh... read more..

8 Designers to Meet at the First Premier Show

Owned by Emerald Expositions, the jewelry trade show is kicking off May 30 in Las Vegas.Las Vegas—The Couture show is known for its highly-curated and small-scale approach to the traditional jewelry t... read more..

Watch: 3 Couples Talk About Engagement Ring Shopping

They discuss brands, budgets and lab-grown diamonds.Austin, Texas—MVI Marketing just released the latest in its series of short videos in which engagement-ring-shopping consumers are asked what brands... read more..

JA Partners to Offer Health Care Benefits to Members

Through a new portal launched by MJM Global, JA members will have access to reduced costs for health care options and a streamlined enrollment process.New York—Jewelers of America has partnered with M... read more..

Lafonn is Going Gaga in Las Vegas This Year

The brand is celebrating its eighth anniversary by giving away two Lady Gaga concert tickets during the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show.Cypress, Calif.—Lafonn is going gaga for its eighth anniversary... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A 187-year-old jewelry store closing its doors, a diamond-related cryptocurrency scam, and lagging diamond sales were among last week’s talk-of-the-town jewelry news headlines.New York—Fell behind on ... read more..

JSA Reports 30-Plus Cases of Burglars Cutting Power Lines

They sever them in order to disable the alarm systems before breaking in, and have victimized jewelers in states from California to Florida.New York—There’s been a rash of incidents nationwide in whic... read more..

Jeweler Offers Refunds if the Bucks Win NBA Championship

Robert Haack Diamonds in Milwaukee will reimburse customers up to $5,000 if the city’s team can net the ultimate victory.Milwaukee, Wisc.—Sales draw savvy shoppers into stores regularly, but Robert Ha... read more..

Hamilton Jewelers Honored for Legacy of Service

Denise and Martin Siegel were recognized for their service to Greenwood House, a senior care center in New Jersey.Trenton, N.J.— The family behind Hamilton Jewelers has long been committed to giving b... read more..

Piece of the Week: Lydia Courteille’s Couture Pendant

This necklace represents a gothic take on Marie-Antoinette. See it next week at the Couture show.It’s here. To many, Memorial Day Weekend signals the start of summer. But to the jewelry industry, it’s... read more..

SEC Pulls the Plug on Diamond-Related Cryptocurrency Scam

A Florida cryptocurrency company allegedly took more than $30 million from investors, promising big returns by reselling fancy colored diamonds.Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commis... read more..

RapNet Members to Vote on Lab-Grown Diamond Listings

Results will be announced at the Rapaport breakfast event during the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show.Las Vegas—Next week, RapNet members will vote on whether the diamond trading network should provid... read more..

Rio Grande Has Crowned its 2019 ‘Saul Bell’ Winners

The awards support emerging jewelry designers.Albuquerque, N.M.—Jewelry supply company Rio Grande has crowned the winners of its 19th annual Saul Bell Design Award Competition.Named for company founde... read more..

Nomination Period for 2020 Gem Awards Opens

Nominations are being accepted in four categories: Jewelry Design, Media Excellence, Retail Excellence and Watch Excellence.New York—Jewelers of America announced Thursday that submissions are now bei... read more..

GIA Spots Second Natural Diamond with Lab-Grown Layer

The stone is 0.64 carats and graded as a fancy grayish-greenish blue.Carlsbad, Calif.—GIA researchers recently spotted a second natural diamond with a lab-grown layer that added weight and improved th... read more..

Botswana President to Be JCK Keynote Speaker

Mokgweetsi Masisi will discuss how diamonds bring the people of Botswana and the United States together.Las Vegas—JCK Las Vegas just announced the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 edition of the j... read more..

Alrosa, De Beers Note Muted Demand for Diamonds

Diamond sales for both are lagging behind last year due to a few factors.New York—Diamond sales for both De Beers Group and Alrosa are lagging behind last year due to macroeconomic conditions and cont... read more..

Reena Ahluwalia Gives ‘Hope’ to Jewelers for Children

The artist and designer donated her 20-inch original “Hope” painting to be auctioned at the Facets of Hope gala in Las Vegas.New York—Continuing her commitment to Jewelers for Children, artist Reena A... read more..

A Jewelry Store That Opened in 1832 Is Closing

Cornwell Jewelers is located in Athens, a small town in southeast Ohio that’s home to Ohio University.Athens, Ohio—As a kid, Kris Cornwell liked getting jewelry as a gift but didn’t frequent her famil... read more..

3-Carat ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Diamond Could Sell for $8M

Set in a ring by Moussaieff, the piece will lead Christie’s May 28 jewelry auction in Hong Kong.Hong Kong—A 3.44-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink modified brilliant-cut diamond could garner as much as ... read more..
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