August 2019

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

They include plans for the Hong Kong September show, a band of robbers police are searching for and a gem sale to benefit the Amazon.New York—Did you miss out on some jewelry news while enjoying the l... read more..

E-Tailer Focused on Custom Jewelry Launches Website

The site connects customers with local jewelers and designers, including Stephen Webster and Brent Neale, to create custom jewelry.New York—There’s a new fine jewelry platform online.A New York-based ... read more..

Alrosa Set to Show Its ‘True Colors’ Again

The mining company is putting more than 200 natural colored diamonds up for auction at the Hong Kong jewelry trade show next month.Moscow—Alrosa will show its “True Colors” again next month in Hong Ko... read more..

JIS, Centurion South Beach Will Co-Locate Again in October

Both are slated for Oct. 4 to 7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.Norwalk, Conn.—JIS has announced its October 2019 jewelry trade show will once again co-locate with Centurion South Beach. Thi... read more..

Piece of the Week: Wendy Yue’s Cameo Earrings

They’re an atypical take on the classic scarab motif.Scarabs have been a motif used in jewelry since antiquity and were common to ancient Egypt. But they’re not often seen depicted in cameo form. Wend... read more..

Check Out the ‘Gems for Amazonia’ Benefit Sale

Diamondoodles’ Hannah Becker and Noelle Habib Gems are selling Brazilian colored stones to raise money for Amazon Watch.New York—Fires have been burning through the largest tract of tropical rainfores... read more..

De Beers’ Sales Decline Again as Deferments Continue

The company sold $280 million in rough diamonds in its latest sales cycle, down 44 percent from the same period last year.Gaborone, Botswana—Rough diamond sales were down 44 percent in the latest sale... read more..

Clothing Rental Service Plans to Acquire Lord & Taylor

Le Tote will keep the retailer’s 38 locations open for now, but redevelopment may be on the table in 2021.Toronto—Hudson’s Bay Co. has agreed to sell Lord & Taylor to clothing rental subscription ... read more..

Jewelry Insurer Zillion Forms Industry Council

The council’s founding members are jewelry industry veterans.New York—In its mission to best serve its end customer, jewelry insurer Zillion is bringing together some industry experts.The company rece... read more..

Movado Lowers Full-Year Expectations Despite Strong Q2

The company pointed to the impact of tariffs, watch market challenges and “the increasingly volatile global environment.”Paramus, N.J.—Movado Group saw second quarter sales rise but is lowering its fu... read more..

Tiffany’s Q2 Sales Down 4% in the Americas

Worldwide sales dipped 3 percent with unrest in Hong Kong weighing on the jeweler’s performance.New York—Tiffany & Co. reported a dip in sales in the Americas and worldwide in the second quarter, ... read more..

Meet the Showroom Bringing Cool Jewelry Brands Stateside

Rainbowwave represents a number of emerging and established fine jewelry brands.Whenever an international fine jewelry brand with a unique point of view dips its toes in the American market there’s a ... read more..

GIA’s Kathryn Kimmel to Retire This Month

In her 29 years with GIA, she helped establish the career fair and boost consumer confidence through education and outreach.Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America announced Tuesday that... read more..

Police on the Lookout for Band of Daylight Robbers

The gang allegedly has carried out gunpoint robberies between 11 and 11:30 a.m. at four jewelry stores in southern California.New York—Police are on the lookout for a gang of men who’ve allegedly pull... read more..

Modern Buyers Want To Know Their Diamond's Origin

Have you ever thought where the diamond in your jewelry was mined? Brought To You By ALROSA Have you ever thought where the diamond in your jewelry was mined? Statistics show that this information... read more..

Debunking the Myth of the ‘Retail Apocalypse’

It’s allegedly the end of the retail world as we know it, but Associate Editor Lenore Fedow feels fine.Have you ever seen “Doomsday Preppers”? It was a show on National Geographic that followed around... read more..

This ‘Mommy and Me’ Jewelry is Actually Super Chic

Baby Gold is filled with timeless designs meant to be worn every day.Los Angeles—When Helen Ashikian began taking her daughter Olivia Eva with her to her fine jewelry private label production job, the... read more..

Gemfields’ August Emerald Auction Nets $19M

Only 37 percent of carats offered were purchased after a lot of 5 million carats of beryl went unsold.London—Gemfields reported that its latest emerald auction netted nearly $19 million in revenue, sh... read more..

Coach’s Corner: Calling All Managers

The Jewelry Coach Pat Henneberry shares a half-dozen tips for in-store sales training as the holiday season creeps closer.It’s been awhile since I’ve focused on helping store managers in my column; so... read more..

Hong Kong Jewelry Show to Proceed Despite Concerns

Major trade organizations had asked to postpone the fair because of the riots in the region.Hong Kong—The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair has announced it will go on next month as planned, despite ... read more..

Reinhold Jewelers’ David Morrow, ‘King of Our Heart,’ Dies

The longtime businessman, known for his kindness and making family a priority, was 88 years old.San Juan, Puerto Rico—David Morrow, longtime businessman and husband of Reinhold Jewelers owner Marie He... read more..

Overstock CEO Resigns After ‘Deep State’ Comments

Patrick Byrne stepped down following statements about his alleged involvement with the “Men in Black” and his role in federal investigations related to the 2016 presidential election.Salt Lake City—Ov... read more..

JCK Magazine Moves to 4 Print Issues a Year

The publication said it is implementing a “digital-first strategy” for 2020.New York—JCK magazine will move from seven print issues a year to four next year and direct more of its resources to digital... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Pandora and Alrosa see sales slump, we roundup the happenings for Jewelry Night Out, and more.New York—Taking some time off last week before the kids head back to school? No worries; here’s what you m... read more..

Alrosa’s ‘Spirit of the Rose’ Could Sell for $60M+

The 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink was cut from a nearly 28-carat rough diamond unearthed in 2017.Moscow—It is a diamond that will hold records in Russia for a long time. The “Spirit of the Rose”... read more..

Alex and Ani Drops Lawsuit Against Bank of America

The jewelry company accused the bank of discriminatory lending practices against a women-led company.New York—Alex and Ani LLC voluntarily dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Co... read more..

JBT Releases Redesigned Credit Report

It’s slated to roll out to members over the next month.New York—The Jewelers Board of Trade has introduced a redesigned credit report that allows it to deliver additional credit information in a user-... read more..

Piece of the Week: Hanut Singh’s ‘Tremblant’ Earrings

They’re a modern interpretation of what Marie Antoinette might have worn.Hanut Singh makes the occasional pendant or ring, but his proven passion is earrings. The designer, who sells at Roseark, Fred... read more..

Jeweler Fined $150K for Selling Cartier, Van Cleef Fakes

A judge sided with the Richemont-owned brands in a counterfeit case filed against a Florida jeweler earlier this year.Miami—A Florida jeweler has been ordered to pay $150,000 to Cartier and Van Cleef ... read more..

Double Oh No: ‘Bond’ Rolex Fails to Find a Buyer

The Submariner Ref. 6538 was estimated to sell for as much as $280,000 in Sotheby’s “Watches Online: The Driver’s Collection” auction.New York—A rare Rolex model made famous by Sean Connery’s iconic p... read more..
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