September 2019

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Color predictions, an update to GIA’s iD100, saying goodbye to a beloved salesman, and more.New York—Still getting caught up on emails after summer vacation? Here are five jewelry news stories you may... read more..

What To Expect This Holiday Season, By the Numbers

National Jeweler gleans holiday insight from Coresight Research and a holiday guide published by Google.New York—The official start of fall is just a week away, which means the holiday season is nearl... read more..

Canadamark Designer Collab Lands at Bergdorf

The diamond brand teamed up with jewelry showroom Muse for a collection that arrived at the iconic New York department store this week.New York—The latest Bergdorf Goodman jewelry trunk show will high... read more..

Borsheims To Upgrade Online Presence, Names Its First VP

Vice President Adrienne Fay will be in charge of uniting the online and in-store shopping experiences.Omaha, Neb.—Borsheims Fine Jewelry has named Adrienne Fay as vice president, a newly created role ... read more..

Webinar on Reaching the Female Consumer Now Online

The Plumb Club’s recent presentation about marketing and selling to women who buy for themselves is now on its website.Englewood, N.J.—A webinar about understanding, connecting with and appealing to f... read more..

Piece of the Week: Aucoin Hart’s Sweet Butterfly Cufflinks

The workmanship is impeccable, the cufflinks are beautiful, and the story behind them is touching.New Orleans—The master jeweler at Louisiana independent Aucoin Hart Jewelers took more than a year to ... read more..

5 Things To Know About … Sphene

Discover what gives the gem a fire that can out-sparkle a diamond, its second name, geographic origins, and more.Sphene is one of those magical gems that can really enchant you—the best faceted exampl... read more..

These 12 Colors Will Take Over Next Spring

Pantone said its predicted palette feels familiar, but still leaves room for self-expression.Carlstadt, N.J.—The Pantone Color Institute released its spring/summer 2020 color report, predicting which ... read more..

Chandler, Bindra, Jones To Be Honored, SoCal Style

The 24 Karat Club of Southern California is honoring the three men at its annual gala in October.Los Angeles—The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California just revealed who it will be honoring at ... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: September Sparkle

This edition offers 16 sapphire styles that will have jewelry lovers celebrating long after the month is over.Strong, resilient, beautiful and full of sparkle—these words could be used to describe so ... read more..

Online Retailer The Last Line Opens Pop-Up Shop in LA

The jewelry e-tailer’s shop features a piercing station with a gold glitter chair.Los Angeles—The Last Line opened a pop-up shop Monday, making it the most recent jewelry e-tailer to branch out into b... read more..

Here’s Another Way to Help the Amazon Through Jewelry

Blogger A Thousand Facets has organized a fundraiser in which donors are entered for a chance to win a piece of jewelry.New York—Though the high-speed news cycle has mostly moved on from the burning A... read more..

Michael Goldhagen, Longtime Jewelry Salesman, Dies at 72

Over his 35-year career, Goldhagen represented some of the largest manufacturers in the industry.Cincinnati—Michael S. Goldhagen, a longtime jewelry salesman known for his outstanding personality and ... read more..

Kering Updates Parental Leave Policy

The new policy gives employees taking paternity or partner leave the same amount of paid time off as those taking maternity leave.Paris—Kering, the luxury conglomerate behind brands like Gucci and Bou... read more..

Suspect Shot, Killed in CA Jewelry Store Robbery

Police in Glendora are still on the lookout for a second suspect.Glendora, Calif.—One man was shot and killed and another remains at large following the armed robbery of a jewelry store Friday in Glen... read more..

Rio Tinto Selling Smaller Pink Diamonds from Argyle

The “Argyle Pink Everlastings Collection” features 211.21 carats of pinks from the soon-to-close mine.Sydney—Rio Tinto launched a new diamond collection Monday, a grouping of smaller pinks it will sel... read more..

Documentary Spotlights Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

The Weekly, a new TV series from The New York Times, released an episode on the rise in illegal mining and its connection to violence and extortion.New York—A new documentary detailing the rise in ill... read more..

Women’s Jewelry Association Appoints New Executive Director

The organization also announced its headquarters have moved to New York City.New York—The Women’s Jewelry Association has appointed Jennifer Markas as its new executive director, the organization anno... read more..

100-Carat Yellow Diamond Expected to Fetch $5M-$6M

Mounted in a necklace by designer Anna Hu, it’s one of the stars of Sotheby’s upcoming Hong Kong jewelry auction.Hong Kong—The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn sale will highl... read more..

Shinola Introduces Colorful, Lower-Priced Line

The company also confirmed reports of layoffs that first surfaced in late July.Detroit—Shinola just introduced a new collection aimed at younger generations of consumers, as it’s individualized, affor... read more..

GIA’s iD100 Can Now Screen Pink Diamonds

An additional update allows the gem testing device to also screen blue-to-green and brown diamonds.Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America’s iD100 gem testing device can now screen pink ... read more..

Tacori Names First $20,000 Contest Winner

The jewelry brand is encouraging customers to visit select retailers for a chance to win one of five money prizes.Los Angeles—Tacori has crowned the first winner of its Love Tacori contest.Tamberly St... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Pandora gets a makeover, the Cost of Doing Business is back, how to stand out on social media, and more.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you back in ... read more..

Saks Fifth Avenue Opens ‘The Vault’

The luxury retailer more than doubled the space dedicated to high jewelry and timepieces at its New York City flagship store.New York—Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers may now enter The Vault, a space dedica... read more..

These Are the ‘Healthiest’ Brands in the US

Market research firm YouGov has released its annual rankings of the brands consumers trust and would recommend to others.New York—Market research firm YouGov has released its annual rankings of the br... read more..

Here’s What’s on Tap for Chicago Responsibility Conf. 2019

The event is slated for Oct. 25 and 26 at Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema on South Wabash Avenue.Chicago—The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is returning with a new lineup of speaker... read more..

Piece of the Week: Andrea Fohrman’s Sunset Pendant

Of all the designers currently working in enamel, Fohrman showcases some of the material’s prettiest iterations.The sky has long been Andrea Fohrman’s muse and it presents no shortage of design possib... read more..

Signet Turns in Better-Than-Expected Q2 Performance

The retailer’s same-store sales in North America dipped 1 percent as foot traffic continued to decline, but it beat analysts’ expectations and saw its stock rise.Akron, Ohio—Signet Jewelers Ltd. repor... read more..

6 Insights Into Standing Out on Social Media

Research firm Gartner analyzed the most digitally savvy brands to discover what works. Here’s what it found.New York—Despite ever-evolving algorithms and slowing organic engagements, it’s clear brands... read more..

World Diamond Council Executive Director Steps Down

Marie-Chantal Kaninda is leaving the position after a little over two years to pursue another opportunity.Antwerp—After a little over two years, World Diamond Council Executive Director Marie-Chantal ... read more..
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