April 2020

Field Gemology & Geographic Origin: 5 Questions Answered

GIA’s Aaron Palke discussed expeditions, origin determination and the future of field gemology in a recent webinar.The topic of geographic origin determination has dominated the colored stone sector o... read more..

Cartier ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet Sets Online Jewelry Auction Record

The Art Deco piece earned $1.34 million at Sotheby’s this week.New York—If one recent auction is any indication, the desire for luxury jewelry items is alive and well.This week, in a single-lot online... read more..

5 Consumer Trends to Look Out for Post-COVID-19

A Bain & Co. report on the luxury sector outlines post-pandemic retail trends, from new online shopping habits to a louder call for sustainability.New York—While few sectors have been spared by th... read more..

Jewelers of America’s Certifications Now Available Online

They’re being offered for a limited-time price of $25 per exam, down from $55.New York—Jewelers of America has moved its certification programs online to accommodate all the jewelry professionals who ... read more..

Threads Styling on Cracking the Millennial, Gen Z Code

The company sells fine jewelry and luxury products solely through messaging apps and is eyeing the North American market. London—It doesn’t have an app or a consumer-facing w... read more..

Report: Simon Property Group to Reopen 49 Shopping Centers

The locations will reopen in May with several precautions in place, including limited occupancy and voluntary temperature checks.New York—Simon Property Group will reopen some of its malls and outlet ... read more..

Omi Privé Holds Giveaway to Thank ‘Superheroes’

The jeweler is giving away a sapphire and diamond pendant to an essential worker.West Covina, Calif.—Omi Privé wants to send an extra-special “thank you” to an essential worker.The jeweler’s “Superher... read more..

On Data: A 5-Point Reopening Checklist

Jewelers need to re-evaluate their sales forecasts, their inventory and their employees, writes Sherry Smith in this special edition of On Data.States are beginning to develop and roll out reopening p... read more..

We Found the Perfect Hand Sanitizer Solution for Jewelry Stores

Gem-Water is selling a liquid dispenser with gemstones.New York—As economies reopen, jewelers will be facing a new normal as they grapple with how to keep their stores and their jewelry clean and safe... read more..

Istanbul Jewelry Show Postpones Spring Edition to 2021

The trade show’s October edition will be held this year as scheduled. Istanbul—The March edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show has been postponed until 2021, but the October show is set to go on as sc... read more..

This Jeweler Knows Your Kids Need Something to Do

Venus Jewelers in Somerset, New Jersey is holding a jewelry design contest for children, and will make the winning submission into a piece of jewelry.Somerset, N.J.—As the coronavirus pandemic carries... read more..

Sotheby’s to Resume Live Jewelry Auctions in Early June

The auction house will start with the Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels sales in New York on June 9.New York—Sotheby’s has released a new schedule of jewelry auctions for the next few months, includi... read more..

Simon G.’s New Campaign Celebrates Local City Restaurants

The company is also donating to Feeding America.Los Angeles—Simon G. Jewelry is proving that diamonds and a great meal go together like peanut butter and jelly. The Los Angeles-based, family-owned com... read more..

Marketing Your Jewelry "With Love"

Fine Jewelry is all about emotion. It’s about our bonds and values, our dreams and accomplishments, our identities and life stories. The language of emotion is one that jewelers must speak with both p... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A major trade show is canceled, the Paycheck Protection Program gets a refill, advice on screening employees, and more.New York—Among the major headlines last week was the not-unexpected cancellation ... read more..

House Passes $484B in Small Business, Hospital Funding

The new bill includes an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of funding last week.Washington—President Donald Trump is expected to sign off on $484 billion in fu... read more..

Operator of Ekati Diamond Mine Granted Insolvency Protection

Dominion Diamond Mines also has a 40 percent stake in the Diavik mine.London—Dominion Diamond Mines announced Thursday it has filed for and was granted insolvency protection under the Companies’ Credi... read more..

John Henne Offers 5 Tips for Business During Coronavirus

The fourth-generation jeweler chatted with National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff in a recent webinar.Pittsburgh—In a webinar earlier this week, fourth-generation jeweler John Henne offered i... read more..

Piece of the Week: Aaron Basha’s ‘Love Is My Religion’ Pendant

Its message is unity among people of all creeds.Aaron Basha’s latest design is sending a message of togetherness, making it just the right talisman for turbulent times.The company’s “Love Is My Religi... read more..

What to Consider When Screening Employees for COVID-19

During a webinar Wednesday afternoon, an attorney who specializes in employment litigation gave a list of dos and don’ts for employers to consider as businesses reopen.New York—While much of the count... read more..

The Smart Lab: Implement the Chat Feature on Your Website

It’s the best way to personally assist your customers remotely, writes Emmanuel Raheb.As the country faces another week of quarantine, so continues the national state of uncertainty. Forced into a ne... read more..

Christie’s to Auction 101 Cartier Clocks

They span nearly 80 years of clockmaking from the house, including “mystery” and “planet” displays.Geneva—Christie’s Geneva will present what it calls the largest collection of Cartier clocks to ever ... read more..

Yoram Dvash Takes Over at WFDB, Ernie Blom Out

Dvash owns Y. Dvash Diamonds in Ramat Gan and is president of the Israel Diamond Exchange.Antwerp, Belgium—Israeli diamantaire Yoram Dvash has been elected acting president of the World Federation of ... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Bring the Drama

Dramatic earrings are a fun way to dress up from the waist up for your next Zoom call.As the world came to a screeching halt amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so too did life and work style as we knew it. S... read more..

Kering’s Watch, Jewelry Segment Takes A Hit in Q1

Jewelry brand Qeelin was the only bright spot due in part to a rebound in mainland China.Paris—Luxury conglomerate Kering was set to have a strong start to the year, but the coronavirus has weighed he... read more..

Lucia Greene, Former Owner of Wick & Greene Jewelers, Dies at 90

She was a compassionate and generous person whose “sweet and feisty spirit will forever be a part of everyone who knew her.”Asheville, N.C.—Lucia Greene, who owned and operated Wick & Greene Jewel... read more..

Roberto Coin Is Asking People to Nominate Nurses

The Italian jewelry brand is giving away 100 Princess Flower pendants to these frontline COVID-19 fighters between now and May 6.New York—If you know a nurse, Roberto Coin wants to know about it.Betwe... read more..

JCK Las Vegas, Luxury Cancelled for 2020

Reed Jewelry Group will hold a virtual event this summer instead and invite JCK Las Vegas exhibitors to have a presence at sister show JIS in October.Norwalk, Conn.—A month after it announced plans to... read more..

Instagram Live: Avoid These 3 Pitfalls to Ensure Success

In a special guest column, communications strategists Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams talk timing, content and brand visibility on the platform.Instagram Live is rapidly gaining ground. Online ... read more..

Breitling Isn’t Holding Back Its 2020 Novelties

The Swiss watchmaker showed its three new collections on schedule, digitally.New York—It’s safe to say Breitling has proved itself to be ahead of the curve. The Swiss watchmaker announced its decisio... read more..
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