2020

BIPOC Designers Have Something to Say to the Industry

An open letter from a group of black, indigenous, and people of color jewelry designers calls for more support, education and equity.New York—A group of BIPOC—Black, indigenous, and people of color—je... read more..

Swatch Cuts Jobs, Closes Stores as Sales Slump

The Swiss watchmaker is eliminating 2,400 jobs and closing 260 locations in an effort to downsize its retail footprint.Biel/Bienne, Switzerland—Swatch Group will eliminate 2,400 jobs, about 6 percent ... read more..

Pomellato’s First High Jewelry Collection Is a Rainbow Delight

It uses 50 different varieties of gemstones in its 165 pieces.Milan—Pomellato has launched its first high jewelry collection, and the Italian jewelry brand used many, many gems to help tell the story.... read more..

De Beers Names New CFO

Sarah Kuijlaars, who’s held senior financial leadership roles at Rolls Royce and Royal Dutch Shell, will join the company Sept. 1.London—De Beers Group announced Wednesday that it’s hired a new chief ... read more..

COVID-19: Consumer Trends and Where They’ll Go from Here

A recent survey by Provoke Insights looks at online shopping vs. off, the in-store experience and consumers’ top concerns about the future.New York—Consumers have adopted new purchasing patterns in li... read more..

Independent Jewelers See Sales Grow in June

Monthly diamond revenue climbed 12 percent year-over-year.Omaha, Neb.—Independent jewelers posted revenue growth in June, the first time that’s happened since February, near the start of the worldwide... read more..

Serena Williams’ New Jewelry Collection Dares Fans to Be Unstoppable

Proceeds from the collection will go toward a relief fund that provides support to Black small business owners.New York—Tennis superstar Serena Williams has launched “Unstoppable,” a special edition j... read more..

Anna Hu Pieces Raise $300K+ to Benefit Families Impacted by COVID-19

Christie’s auctioned a necklace, earrings and ring, all set with diamonds from Russia, in an online-only sale that ended Monday.Hong Kong—Three pieces designer Anna Hu created sold for more than $300,... read more..

These 2 Fancy Color Diamonds Captured Buyers’ Hearts in HK

The 5.04-carat fancy vivid blue diamond led Sotheby’s jewelry auction, selling for $10.6 million Friday.Hong Kong—Buyers fell in love with two fancy color diamond hearts at auction Friday. The stones ... read more..

Alrosa Adjusts Schedule, Releases June Sales Figures

The diamond miner pushed back its July and August trading sessions by a couple weeks.Moscow—Alrosa is delaying its July and August sales by a couple weeks in light of current market conditions, the di... read more..

Pandora, UNICEF Team Up on ‘One Love’ Campaign

The jewelry company will donate up to $1 million to support the charity’s mission of protecting vulnerable children and their families from the spread of COVID-19.Copenhagen, Denmark—Pandora will dona... read more..

Alison Lou Is Celebrating Summer with an East Hampton Store

The jewelry brand has also debuted a new version of its beloved “Jelly Hoop Earring.”East Hampton, N.Y.—In years past, Alison Lou has proved itself to be an essential stop for summer jewelry, and this... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.New York—Brooks Brothers and Movado were among the companies that made headlines with ... read more..

Muse Showroom’s Newest ‘Have a Heart’ Ambassador Is Cynthia Erivo

The award-winning actress became the talk of Hollywood last year. Now, she’s partnered with Muse on its philanthropic initiative.New York—Muse Showroom has announced its most glamorous charitable repr... read more..

12-Carat Marquise Blue Diamond Sells for $16M at Christie’s

The July 9 Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong totaled $39.8 million.Hong Kong—A 12-carat blue diamond proved there’s still demand for colored diamonds when it went for well above its pre-sale hig... read more..

Pandora Raises Q2 Forecast as Sales Improve

With most of its stores reopened and traffic improving, the company is predicting a brighter-than-expected second quarter.Copenhagen, Denmark—Pandora is forecasting a better-than-expected second quart... read more..

IJO Takes its Conference Virtual

The online event will feature several jewelry industry experts, including Ben Smithee of The Smithee Group and John Kennedy of the Jewelers Security Alliance.Southport, Conn.—The Independent Jewelers ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Ruby Earrings from Picchiotti

We’re keeping the ruby love going with these stunning chandeliers from Italian jewelry brand Picchiotti.New York—It’s July; let’s keep the ruby love going. Earlier this week, Amanda Gizzi shared 20 p... read more..

Major Retailers Call for Mask Mandate

In a letter to U.S. governors, the Retail Industry Leaders Association called for a uniform approach to safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.New York—The Retail Industry Leaders Association, ... read more..

Brooks Brothers Latest Retailer To File Chapter 11

The 202-year-old company, known for its classic suits, owns the Alexis Bittar and Carolee jewelry brands.New York—Long hurt by Casual Fridays and hampered by COVID-19 in its efforts to find a buyer, B... read more..

September Hong Kong Jewelry Show Pushed Back to November

It will be held in one venue instead of the usual two.Hong Kong—The September Hong Kong gem and jewelry trade show has been pushed to November due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to sh... read more..

CPAA’s Annual Pearl Design Contest Is On for 2020

Underway now, entries from international and domestic designers are due in October.New York—COVID-19 may have disrupted much of the typical fine jewelry market this year, but one contest is still givi... read more..

AGS Expands Interactive Diamond Report Tool to Chinese Market

“Only My Diamond” is designed to bring the 4Cs to life for consumers.Las Vegas—AGS Laboratories is ready to bring its interactive diamond grading reports to a whole new audience. “Only My Diamond” wa... read more..

Diamond Foundry Among Those Boycotting Facebook

Hundreds of companies have halted advertising on the social media site to protest its lack of policing hate speech and misinformation.New York—Hundreds of companies are boycotting Facebook advertising... read more..

Stafford Jewelers, Creative Gold to Close Stores

The owners of both independent jewelry stores have decided to retire after decades in the industry.New York—Two independent jewelers will soon close their doors for good. Stafford Jewelers in Cincinn... read more..

Cartier’s New Timepiece Is a Reboot of an ‘80s Classic

And it launched with a celebrity entourage.New York—Cartier’s newest timepiece has come out of the gate replete with its own celebrity entourage.The Richemont-owned jewelry and watch brand has unveile... read more..

The Smart Lab: All About Google’s Algorithms

Smart Age’s Emmanuel Raheb on why it’s important to always stay up-to-date with the latest changes to Google’s frequently altered algorithms.Google’s search algorithm can be a powerful tool to boost y... read more..

Vibhor Has a New Sales Director for the West

Bruce Lake joins the company with more than 30 years of experience at companies including Rolex, David Yurman, Forevermark and Mémoire.New York—Vibhor has a new regional sales director. The company an... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Rubies Bring the Heat

Summer’s warming up, and so are these 20 birthstone jewels celebrating July.As July rolls in, so too does a new month of birthstone celebrations. This July, we’ll take every excuse to celebrate, and r... read more..

Movado To Lay Off Employees Amid Restructuring

The layoffs are part of the watch company’s plan to cut costs amid economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.Paramus, N.J.—Movado Group plans to lay off employees as part of its new restr... read more..
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