2020

(Un)lucky Charms: Gemstone Legends and Curses

October 13, 2020, 2:00PM EDT Hosted by Associate Editor Lenore FedowWith Alexandra Lozier, Jewelry Designer at Alex Lozier JewelryAre opals really bad luck? Why did people once believe wearing z... read more..

The History Behind … Suffragist Jewelry

October 7, 2020, 2:00PM EDT Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Michelle GraffWith Emily Friedricks, Internet Sales Specialist & Instagram Content Creator at Lang Antiques, and Cathy Calhoun, Owner of... read more..

The Three Microteers

September 29, 2020, 12:00PM EDT Hosted by Senior Editor Brecken BranstratorWith Nathan Renfro, Manager of Gem Identification at GIA; Billie Hughes, Gemologist at Lotus Gemology; Danny Sanchez, G... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A penultimate tender for pink diamonds, a big find in Arkansas, rounding up the best looks at the Primetime Emmys, and more.New York—Last week, the Primetime Emmy Awards took place on a virtual stage ... read more..

This Is the Feel-Good Collection We Need in 2020

Graziela Gems’ “Pawsitivity” jewelry benefits animal welfare organizations.Chicago—As a lifelong animal advocate, Graziela Gems’ namesake designer Graziela Kaufman knows in times of economic uncertain... read more..

Watch: Matt Stuller Looks Back on 50 Years in Business

See the Stuller founder and CEO talk about his greatest challenge in 50 years and the upcoming holiday season.New York—On the latest episode of “My Next Question,” Stuller Inc. founder and CEO Matt St... read more..

Jared Is Now Livestreaming a Show About Jewelry

Viewers can browse Jared’s selection and click to buy while watching the web series.Akron, Ohio—Jared now has a livestream series that invites customers to shop from their mobile devices.The Signet Je... read more..

This Collection of Cameos, Intaglios Brought in $368K at Auction

All 90 pieces dating from antiquity to the 19th century offered by one collector were snapped up by buyers at Bonhams London Wednesday.London—A 90-piece collection of cameos and intaglios dating from ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Jade Trau’s Libra Pendant

It’s from the designer’s new collection.Jade Trau has put her elegant, diamond-centric spin on zodiac signs.Her newest collection, called “Victoria” for Queen Victoria in honor of her sentimental appr... read more..

The Next to Last Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Is Here

The mine that produces the pink stones, as well red and purple diamonds, is set to close at the end of the year.Sydney—The red, pink and purple diamonds in the penultimate Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender ... read more..

A Visitor Just Uncovered This 9-Carat Diamond in Arkansas

It’s the second largest find since Crater of Diamonds became a state park in 1972.Murfreesboro, Ark.—Kevin Kinard has visited Crater of Diamonds regularly since second grade, and his persistence final... read more..

Find Out Which Jewelry Designer Will Appear on Shark Tank

They will be a guest judge on the new season of the business reality show.Las Vegas—Debuted more than a decade ago, business reality television show “Shark Tank” sees a variety of start ups pitch thei... read more..

IGI Has A New Grading Report Design

The updated layout includes enhanced security features and will debut in October.Antwerp, Belgium—The International Gemological Institute unveiled a new design for its identification and grading repor... read more..

Jewelers for Children Adds New Board Member

Gus Garcia of Bottom Line Marketing will join the charity’s board of directors in October.New York—Jewelers for Children has named marketing executive Gus Garcia to its board of directors.As a member ... read more..

An Online Trading Platform Created by the Trade, for the Trade

Expand your ability to both source and sell product safely and securely. Brought To You By The International Antique Jewelers Association {youtube}CPp6GsIhVAw{/youtube} With all travel and in-person... read more..

Tiffany, LVMH Trial Set for January

A judge granted Tiffany’s request to expedite legal proceedings after LVMH announced it wanted to back out of its pending acquisition of the jeweler.New York—Tiffany & Co. and LVMH will head to co... read more..

See the Limited-Edition Earrings Lagos Is ‘Dropping’ This Fall

The jeweler is employing the retail model favored by streetwear brands.Philadelphia—Each month this autumn, Lagos will drop a new limited-edition earring exclusively on its website. The drop model is... read more..

Fink’s Jewelers Adds to the Family with Acquisition

The retailer now owns Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Rone Regency Jewelers, which will transition its name next month.Roanoke, Va.—Fink’s Jewelers has acquired another well-known family business—Chattanooga... read more..

JA, National Jeweler Conducting Diversity Survey

The trade association and publication want to learn more about hiring practices, inclusion policies and racial discrimination in the fine jewelry industry.New York—Jewelers of America and National Jew... read more..

Original Miami Beach Antique Show Pushes 2021 Dates Back

U.S. Antique Shows has changed the event from late January to March.New York—U.S. Antique Shows has changed the dates of the 2021 Original Miami Beach Antique Show from January to March. Originally sl... read more..

Creative Connecting: Social Media Ethics in a Highly Charged World

Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams share advice on navigating politics, negative reviews and online trolling in these difficult and volatile times.It’s an election year, and we all know what that ... read more..

Joy Joya’s New Book Dives into Jewelry Marketing

Marketing expert Laryssa Wirstiuk has penned a guide to jewelry marketing, covering customer awareness, data utilization, and more.Los Angeles—Laryssa Wirstiuk, founder and creative director of the je... read more..

Bonhams Promotes Leslie Roskind to Lead HK Jewelry Business

Previously a senior jewelry specialist at Bonhams New York, Roskind’s appointment is effective next month.Hong Kong—Bonhams has promoted Leslie Roskind to lead its jewelry business in Hong Kong. Her a... read more..

Peep the 5 Best Celebrity Jewelry Looks at the Emmys

These jewels made an impact, even during a virtual broadcast.A virtual awards show is par for the 2020 course, but the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast Sunday night, still managed to shine courte... read more..

How to Safely Pierce Ears Amid a Pandemic

National Jeweler spoke with Piercing Pagoda’s Kecia Caffie and Brian Keith Thompson of Body Electric Tattoo about how ear piercings can continue during COVID-19.New York—Life has been returning to som... read more..

Golden Globe-Nominated Actress Fronts New Diamond Campaign

Ana de Armas, who scored a Globe nod for her performance in “Knives Out,” is the face of the Natural Diamond Council’s marketing push.New York—Viewers of the Primetime Emmy Awards held Sunday night (v... read more..

Gem Legacy Celebrates 2 Years with Benefit Auction

Funds raised from bids and donations will go to its new initiative—a miner toolkit.Royal Oak, Mich.—Nonprofit Gem Legacy is turning two this week, and it’s celebrating by doing what it does best: rais... read more..

Halstead Is Holding a Virtual Conference in 2021, And It’s Free

More than a dozen speaker sessions will cover business development topics from selling on Instagram to marketing.New York—Bead and findings supplier Halstead will kick off the new year with a slate of... read more..

ALROSA Goes Online: Diamonds with Guaranteed Origin and Social Distancing

In an era when consumers pay special attention to the ethical origin of goods, the task of the manufacturer and retailer is to give people as much information about it as possible. Brought To You By ... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

National Jeweler’s popular “5 Things to Know” series featured a deep dive on red beryl and a music icon’s crown earned top dollar at auction.New York—Last week’s top jewelry news had a little somethin... read more..
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