July 2019

Jewelry Is About to Get its Own ‘Got Milk’ Ads

Spearheaded by Jewelers of America, a group of industry players is getting ready to test an advertising campaign to raise interest in jewelry among consumers.New York—A group of industry players has b... read more..

Teacher Uncovers 2.12-Carat Brown Diamond While on Vacation

Josh Lanik’s discovery at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is the site’s largest find so far in 2019.Murfreesboro, Ark.—A schoolteacher on vacation in Arkansas hit the jackpot. Josh Lanik, a ... read more..

Pre-Owned Jewelry Companies Mondiamo and Circa Merge

The newly-formed company will combine Mondiamo’s digital platform with Circa’s physical presence.New York—Pre-owned jewelry buyers Mondiamo and Circa announced a merger Monday, joining forces to claim... read more..

Another Industry Body Gets ‘Real’ About Promoting Diamonds

The Israel Diamond Exchange and World Federation of Diamond Bourses are releasing a series of videos designed to give a boost to natural diamonds.Ramat Gan—The industry is getting real about promoting... read more..

De Beers’ Diamond Sales Drop 53% as Customers Defer

The company sold $250 million in rough in its latest sales cycle, versus $533 million in the same period last year.Gaborone, Botswana—De Beers Group recorded another precipitous drop in rough diamond ... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2019: Steve and Judy Padis

The Padises have created a thriving, multi-generational family business completely on their own terms.San Francisco—It all started with some beaded necklaces in 1970s Berkeley, California. Steve Padi... read more..

The PR Adviser: Turning Staff into Influencers, Part II

Lilian Raji gives a lesson on hashtags in her latest column on influencer marketing. #Readit.Hello dear readers! It’s been weeks since Vegas. I hope you’re well-tanned from doing absolutely nothing in... read more..

Second ‘JFC Day’ Planned for September

The event allows supporters nationwide to raise visibility and funds for the charity.New York—Jewelers for Children has scheduled the second annual JFC Day for Saturday, Sept. 28. JFC Day is a day fo... read more..

Fear Fighting, Forecasting 2020 and Redefining Luxury

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff gives her three takeaways from the first day of the JA National Convention.Early Sunday morning, I made my way from my home in Brooklyn to Manhattan to attend the first ... read more..

Antonini Has a New Collection to Fete 100 Years

A play off of its 90th anniversary collection, “Anniversary100” is all about bold gold.Milan—To celebrate a whopping century of design Antonini has come up with a new collection that boasts all the ha... read more..

CBG, Preferred Jewelers Launch Jewelry Trade Show in Florida

Diplomat is scheduled for Sept. 4 to 6 to allow retailers to stock up for the fourth quarter.Miami—The creators of the Continental Buying Group and Preferred Jewelers International have debuted a jewe... read more..

Alibaba Opens Platform to US Sellers

The Chinese online marketplace is offering American companies customer relationship and digital marketing tools, plus educational and networking events.New York—American merchants will now be able to ... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Kering’s jewelry brands see big growth, what’s happening at New York City Jewelry Week, and more.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you back in the loo... read more..

Alex and Ani Sues Bank of America for Discrimination

The jewelry company accuses the bank of discriminatory lending practices against a women-led company and is asking for $1 billion in damages.New York—Alex and Ani LLC filed a lawsuit against Bank of A... read more..

Kering’s Jewelry Brands See Double-Digit Growth in H1

Jewelry brands Pomellato, Boucheron and Qeelin delivered a strong performance in the first half of Kering’s fiscal year.Paris—Luxury conglomerate Kering posted strong results for the first half of its... read more..

5 Sessions to See at JA’s National Convention

It kicks off Sunday in New York City.New York—Jewelers of America’s inaugural conference kicks off this Sunday in New York City.The National Convention promises plenty of discussion surrounding the je... read more..

What to Do If You’re in NYC Next Week

Go Camp-ing at the Met, try prix-fixe menus for a good price, see a Victorian-era parure at Sotheby’s and more.New York—Next week, retailers, designers and manufacturers will descend on New York City ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Santo by Zani’s Poison Ring

It opens to reveal a surprise.Santo by Zani is a visual conversation about privacy and transparency, secrets and openness. Designer Zani Gugelmann launched her line with pendants that can be worn clos... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2019: David and Julia Gardner

The couple has utilized their complementary skill sets to carve out a niche in College Station. Here’s how they did it.College Station, Texas—Being located in College Station, Texas, a town that large... read more..

Bulgari, Hublot Sales Strong for LVMH

The luxury titan’s watches and jewelry segment took in $2.39 billion in revenue in the first half of the year, a 4 percent year-over-year increase.Paris—LVMH reported double-digit revenue growth in it... read more..

Omega Unveils Olympic Watches

The Swatch Group-owned brand is the official timekeeper of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.New York—Omega is counting down the days until the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo with the release of two... read more..

De Beers Wins Grant for Carbon-Neutral Project

The Canadian government is giving the company $500,000 to see if it can reproduce its results on a larger scale.Calgary, Canada—De Beers Group just got a little help from the Canadian government in it... read more..

Barneys May Be On The Brink of Bankruptcy, Reports Say

The rent on the retailer’s Madison Avenue flagship nearly doubled recently, from $16 million annually to $30 million.New York—Luxury department store chain Barneys New York Inc. may soon seek bankrupt... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: Reach Out and Touch Someone

Peter Smith’s latest column on the importance of physical contact will have you streaming Motown’s greatest hits in no time.I love the Four Tops song “Reach Out (I’ll Be There).” It’s got everything a... read more..

French Gemological Symposium to Focus on Diamonds

Speakers at the Sept. 9 event in Paris include Martin Rapaport, Stéphane Fischler and Alan Bronstein.Paris—The French Association of Gemmology has released speaker lineup for its 18th Paris Gemmologic... read more..

Frederick Goldman Builds Up Jewelry Solutions Team

The manufacturer created Jewelry Solutions Group earlier this year to produce custom jewelry fast.Secaucus, N.J.—Earlier this year, Frederick Goldman Inc. announced the creation of its Jewelry Solutio... read more..

Retailer Hall of Fame 2019: Cathy Calhoun

The Royersford, Pennsylvania jeweler known as “The Queen” opens her vault of incredible stories and expertly selected antique jewelry. Come inside with us.Royersford, Pa.—Cathy Calhoun got her start i... read more..

Judge Certifies Signet Investor Lawsuit as a Class Action

It now includes all persons or entities that acquired Signet common stock from Aug. 29, 2013 to May 25, 2017.New York—A federal judge in New York has certified a lawsuit filed by shareholders against ... read more..

Writer Robyn Hawk Remembered as a Big, Generous Presence

The jewelry blogger and social media expert died unexpectedly last week after suffering a stroke.Fullerton, Calif.—Jewelry blogger and social media curator Robyn Hawk died unexpectedly July 16 after s... read more..

De Beers Lowers Production Target as Demand Falters

Rough diamond production fell 14 percent in Q2, and the company has decreased guidance for the full year.London—De Beers’ rough diamond production tumbled 14 percent in Q2 and the company is lowering ... read more..
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