October 2019

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Gold prices climb higher, Barneys finds a buyer, Stuller’s new lab-grown diamond collection and more.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you back on tra... read more..

Barneys Finds a Buyer, But Store Closings Still On The Table

The luxury retailer reached a tentative $271.4 million deal with licensing company Authentic Brands Group and investment bank B. Riley Financial.New York—Barneys New York Inc. has agreed to sell its a... read more..

Jewelers Mutual’s David Sexton to Retire

He’s been with the company for 39 years.Neenah, Wis.—Jewelers Mutual Group just announced the retirement of a longtime executive. Vice President of Loss Prevention and Consulting David Sexton, CPCU, i... read more..

Would You Pay $695K to Go Behind the Scenes at Boucheron?

The experience is one of Neiman Marcus’ annual, over-the-top Fantasy Gifts. Here’s what it includes.New York—For jewelry lovers curious about the inner workings of a storied maison, one major retailer... read more..

Piece of the Week: Jenny Dee’s Opal Ring

This moody design hits just the right note ahead of Halloween.Otherworldly opal is a fitting birthstone for the spookiest month of the year, particularly in the hands of Jenny Dee Jewelry. The line fr... read more..

Univ. Tackles Sustainability, CSR with New Grad Program

The University of Delaware developed its new Minerals, Materials and Society graduate certificate with the mid-career professional in mind.Newark, Del.—Today’s market requires jewelry companies and pr... read more..

Stuller Has a New Lab-Grown Diamond Collection

“Modern Brilliance” comprises 50 finished jewelry styles.Lafayette, La.—Jewelry manufacturer Stuller has announced a new fine jewelry collection in time for the holiday season. “Modern Brilliance” co... read more..

The Smart Lab: AI and the Future of E-Commerce

Artificial intelligence uses data to make recommendations and is key to creating a better e-commerce experience, Emmanuel Raheb writes.Artificial intelligence might seem like a complicated thing, but ... read more..

Walmart Brings In-Home Delivery to Three Cities

Associates will use a smart lock to enter customers’ homes and deliver groceries directly into the fridge.Bentonville, Ark.—Walmart announced the launch of its InHome Delivery program, rolling out the... read more..

Gold Price Expected to Continue to Climb in 2020

The latest Reuters poll has the metal averaging more than $1,400/oz. next year, while some analysts predict the spot price could hit $2,000.New York—Gold is expected to average more than $1,400/oz. ne... read more..

The Jewelry ABCs with Marla Aaron

The designer discusses her new collection and her epic London Fashion Week collaboration.If, as common industry discourse dictates, the jewelry sector is hopelessly stuck in its ways, averse to change... read more..

SIHH Changes Its Name, Opens Up to the Public

The formerly trade-only show will now be known as Watches & Wonders Geneva.Geneva—The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) announced Wednesday that it is changing the name of SIHH and opening up... read more..

DPA Names New CEO as Lieberherr Exits

Marketing executive David Kellie will assume the role when Lieberherr steps down at the end of the year.New York—Jean-Marc Lieberherr will step down as CEO of The Diamond Producers Association Dec. 31... read more..

New Trade Fair Launched in Thailand’s ‘City of Gems’

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand will hold its inaugural event in Chanthaburi in December.Bangkok—The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand is launching an event to bring even more activity t... read more..

5 Tips for Driving Traffic to In-Store Holiday Events

Jewelers and retail experts share advice on how to get customers to come to your holiday party.New York—Soon many retailers will be hosting in-store events to celebrate the holiday season and say than... read more..

Alrosa Appoints New Deputy CEO

The diamond miner tapped Evgeny Agureev for the role.Moscow—Alrosa has appointed one of its own to fill the position of deputy CEO, sales head Evgeny Agureev. Since 2017, Agureev has been a director o... read more..

Watch: 2 Minutes with Jimmy on … Networking

Jimmy DeGroot has begun sharing short videos with National Jeweler. This week, he chats with another sales trainer about the importance of networking.New York—Jimmy DeGroot is bringing shorter version... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Divers recover rare gold coins from a shipwreck, a 10-carat pink diamond hits the auction block, and more.New York—Need to catch up on last week’s jewelry news? Here are five stories to get you back i... read more..

2 Stores Burglarized After Perpetrators Cut Power, JSA Says

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance also issued a special set of recommendations for jewelers impacted by the power cuts in California.New York—In the past two weeks, two jewelry stores have fallen victim... read more..

The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group is Shuttering

Dwindling interest from current members has led to the non-profit’s closure after 30 years.New York—Non-profit association Contemporary Jewelry Design Group is closing after 30 years, the group announ... read more..

Lightbox Rolls Out to Bloomingdale’s, Reeds Jewelers

The partnership marks the lab-grown diamond brand’s first move into brick-and-mortar stores.New York—Lightbox, the lab-grown diamond brand launched by De Beers last year, will now be available in sele... read more..

AGS Labs Introduces Digital Diamond Grading Reports

They serve as an official grading report and are formatted the same way as its printed documents.Las Vegas—AGS Laboratories has launched its diamond grading reports in digital form. The digital docume... read more..

Piece of the Week: Deborah Pagani’s Transformable Pill

There’s more than one way to wear the designer’s chic signature motif.Fine jewelry lovers are currently showing appreciation for a good staple piece, like a classic hoop earring, a timeless signet pin... read more..

CA Law Tightens Restrictions on Lead, Cadmium in Jewelry

They’re the country’s strictest limits of the toxic metals in jewelry.Sacramento, Calif.—California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that places tighter restrictions on jewelry contain... read more..

Bulgari Boosts LVMH’s Q3 Watch, Jewelry Sales

The luxury conglomerate reported $1.24 billion in revenue for the category, a 5 percent organic increase year-over-year.Paris—LVMH reported double-digit revenue growth in its third-quarter results, bu... read more..

Vicenzaoro to Add a Vintage Watch and Jewelry Component

The Italian jewelry trade show will introduce the category at its January 2020 event.Vicenza, Italy—Jewelry trade show Vicenzaoro is stepping up its offerings with a new section dedicated to vintage t... read more..

PGI Opens Its First Platinum Jewelry Showroom

The new space in Shenzen, China was designed to create a demand for the metal with younger consumers.Hong Kong—Platinum Guild International has opened its first platinum jewelry-dedicated showroom in ... read more..

This 10-Carat Pink Diamond Just Sold for Nearly $20M

It was the main attraction at the Oct. 7 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale.Hong Kong—Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s fall jewelry auction, which took place this week, saw the sale of some ... read more..

DPA’s New Ad Campaign Chronicles ‘The Diamond Journey’

It follows a diamond along its 3-billion-year journey, from its rough form in the caves of ancient India to modern times.New York—The Diamond Producers Association released its latest campaign, follow... read more..

GIA Launches New York Science Talk Series

The educational talks are free and open to the public, covering a range of gemology topics.New York—GIA will share its research with the public later this month in the first of its “GIA New York Scien... read more..
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