September 2019

Imperial Pearl’s Banice Bazar Dies at 90

He started his career in the jewelry industry in 1953 after earning a Bronze Star in the Korean War.Providence, R.I.—Banice Carl Bazar, who started his career in the jewelry industry in 1953 after ear... read more..

Princess Beatrice Taps Shaun Leane for Engagement Ring

The British royal’s husband-to-be collaborated with the famed independent jeweler on a classic style.London—Another millennial British royal has gotten engaged, and she marked the occasion with a ring... read more..

Richemont Buys Buccellati in Private Deal

The luxury conglomerate acquired the 100-year-old Italian jeweler, adding to a portfolio that already includes brands like Cartier and Piaget.Geneva—Richemont has acquired Italian jewelry brand Buccel... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Adam Sandler as a jeweler, a holiday jewelry trends preview, counterfeit Cartier and more.New York—Too busy diving into fall and preparing for the coming holiday season to stay current last week? Don’... read more..

Customs Agents in Kentucky Seize $90M in Counterfeit Jewelry

Included in the bust were 3,200 fake Cartier bracelets law enforcement officials traced to a North Carolina church pastor.Louisville, Ky.—Since mid-July, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at... read more..

Lucara Recovers Gem-Quality Blue, Pink Diamonds

The miner dug up two large colored diamonds at its Karowe mine in Botswana.Vancouver—Lucara announced this week the recovery of two large, gem-quality colored diamonds. The diamond miner found a 9.74-... read more..

GemFind Launches E-Commerce Version of DiamondLink

The new version of the app allows jewelers to sell diamonds online directly from vendors.New York—GemFind announced an e-commerce version of its DiamondLink app earlier this month, allowing jewelers t... read more..

Piece of the Week: Buddha Mama’s Emmy Earrings

Actress Aunjanue Ellis sported the stunning style at last Sunday’s award show.Blink and you might miss any number of noteworthy jewels gracing one of the largest red—or, in this case, purple—carpets o... read more..

Current Jewelry Trends: Holiday 2019 Edition

Enamel, collarbone dusters and heart motifs are sure bets for jewelers beyond the fine jewelry basics this holiday season.New York—Stocking up for the busiest time of the year—the winter holidays—reta... read more..

Blockchain Provider Everledger Closes on $20M in Funding

The London-based tech company has developed blockchain platforms for both colored gemstones and diamonds.London—Blockchain provider Everledger announced Tuesday that it has secured its first significa... read more..

WD Lab Grown Diamonds Appoints New CEO

Sue Rechner will head the Maryland-based company.Laurel, Md.—WD Lab Grown Diamonds has appointed Sue Rechner as its new CEO, the company announced Tuesday.As part of a planned leadership transition, R... read more..

TJA Announces 2019 Convention Schedule

The Texas Jewelers Association’s event is slated for Oct. 26 to 28 at the Holiday Inn Midtown Austin.New York—The Texas Jewelers Association has released the lineup for its 2019 TJA Convention, slated... read more..

Watch: Adam Sandler Plays a Troubled Jeweler in ‘Uncut Gems’

Set for a Dec. 13 release, the film follows a fictional Diamond District jewelry store owner.New York—The holiday season is around the corner; cue the myriad local news stories about dishonest jeweler... read more..

Emerald Gifted by a Mughal Emperor Crushes Auction Estimates

The octagonal stone, given to the aristocrat who inspired a character in “The Lady of the Lake,” sold for about $187,000.London—A brooch featuring an engraved Colombian emerald gifted to an aristocrat... read more..

And the 2020 Gem Award Nominees Are …

Jewelers of America has announced the nominees in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence, and Retail Excellence.New York—Jewelers of America has announced the nominees for the 2020 Gem Awa... read more..

WatchTime Event Headed Back to NYC This Fall

With more watch brands participating than ever before, WatchTime New York will host its fifth annual event in October.New York—WatchTime New York is back this fall and more brands than ever before are... read more..

New FTC Jewelry Guidelines Made Simple

There have been big changes on how to advertise jewelry that you should make sure you’re up to speed on, especially with the holiday season coming up and the uptick in advertising and sales. Brought ... read more..

Cullinan Mine Produces 20-Carat Blue Diamond

The South African diamond mining site is responsible for the largest rough diamond ever recovered.London—Petra Diamonds Ltd. just announced the recovery of a large blue diamond. The diamond miner sai... read more..

Designs on Marketing: Doing It for the ‘Gram

Jacqueline Stone counts down her top 10 tips for maximizing Instagram for jewelry marketing.Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media networks on the planet, so it’s not shocking I have peo... read more..

TAG Heuer Names New President for North America

Benjamin Beaufils joins the watch company from another LVMH-owned brand.New York—LVMH looked within to find an executive to lead TAG Heuer in the all-important North American market. Benjamin Beaufils... read more..

The Plumb Club Now Requiring Members to Join RJC

New and existing members must join the Responsible Jewellery Council within 90 days.New York—Supplier organization The Plumb Club announced last week it will require all new and existing members to be... read more..

Nordstrom Hits Equal Pay Milestone

The retailer said it has reached 100 percent pay equity for employees of all genders and races.Seattle—Nordstrom has reached 100 percent pay equity for employees of all genders and races, according to... read more..

These Were the Best Emmy 2019 Jewelry Looks

Statement necklaces, a major Cartier cuff and hair jewels made for a bling-filled purple carpet.Los Angeles—Television’s current golden era, courtesy of an ever-increasing amount of streaming service ... read more..

Gurhan Is Using Its Tourmalines To Help the Amazon

The brand will donate 25 percent of profits from tourmaline jewelry sales to Earth Alliance.New York—Another member of the jewelry industry wants to help save the Amazon.Gurhan announced last week it ... read more..

Lab-Grown Co. Altr Appoints De Beers Vet as CFO

Richard J. Whitby worked with De Beers for more than a decade, including six years as CFO of the DTC.New York—Lab-grown diamond company Altr Created Diamonds announced Friday it has appointed Richard ... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A new mineral species named for a GIA researcher, Peter Smith’s exercise in failure in order to succeed and new jewelry design talent spotted in Bangkok were among last week’s headlines.New York—A new... read more..

Meet the New Member of the Beryl Family, Johnkoivulaite

The new mineral species has been named in honor of renowned microscopist and researcher John Koivula.Carlsbad, Calif.—Researchers from the Gemological Institute of America, along with scientists from ... read more..

Take A Look Inside The New Pandora Stores

The first redesigned store in the U.S. will open in November at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey, the brand said.Copenhagen, Denmark—Pandora opened its first refurbished store Thursday i... read more..

For the Connect 2.0, Movado Downsizes

The watch company created a thinner 40 mm version of the smartwatch it launched two years ago.New York—Movado is launching the second iteration of Connect, the Google-powered, Museum dial-inspired sma... read more..

Piece of the Week: Graziela Gems’ Titanium Ring

The brand has taken titanium mainstream without losing any of its avant-garde appeal.Graziela Gems designer Graziela Kaufman has taken her love of color to the next level, graduating from colored gems... read more..
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