August 2020

A New Diamond Ad Campaign Is Coming This Fall

The new consumer-facing campaign from the Natural Diamond Council is set to debut in mid-September.New York—Diamonds will be getting some advertising love this fall. The Natural Diamond Council has a... read more..

NoLo Studios Begins Residency Program for BIPOC Jewelers

The Brooklyn artist collective is asking for donations and supplies to support one year of rent and a full basic bench setup for one jewelry designer.Brooklyn, New York—Artist collective NoLo Studios ... read more..

JA New York Cancels October Jewelry Trade Show

But the New York City Jewelry & Watch Show and Atlanta Jewelry Show continue to plan live events for fall with safety measures in place.New York—Another jewelry event has been canceled due to the ... read more..

Former Polygon Exec Tapped to Head Get Diamonds

Kim E. Pelletier, who spent three years as vice president of sales and marketing at Polygon, will helm the new diamond trading platform.Antwerp, Belgium—Diamond trading platform Get Diamonds has chose... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Saying goodbye to a beloved designer, a big deal gets delayed, handling Hurricane Laura, and more.New York—Last week, news surfaced that jewelry designer Marilyn Cooperman, whose work is housed in the... read more..

Goods Originating in Hong Kong Must Now Be Labeled ‘China’

The requirement that products made in Hong Kong be marked with China as their country of origin will be enforced beginning Sept. 25.Washington, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is now requiring... read more..

Movado Inks Deal with Calvin Klein

The watch company also released its second-quarter results, posting a 44 percent drop in sales.Paramus, N.J.—Movado Group signed a licensing agreement with Calvin Klein to create a new line of watches... read more..

Meteorologist Joins Family Jewelry Business

New England weatherman Michael Page has joined Hingham Jewelers, marking the third generation to work in the family-owned jewelry store.Hingham, Mass.—Rain or shine, Michael Page has been forecasting ... read more..

Edge Retail Academy Offering A La Carte Consulting

Retailers can choose between financial strategies, inventory management and staff performance modules.Omaha, Neb.—Edge Retail Academy (ERA) is breaking down its consulting services to allow retailers ... read more..

Piece of the Week: Ursa Major’s Checkerboard Cameo Ring

The designer calls it her favorite piece to date.Ursa Major designer Kate Jones makes her intaglio and cameo jewelry from start to finish at her bench in Maine.That means carving the intaglios herself... read more..

Jewelry Designer Marilyn F. Cooperman Dies

The dynamic creative known for her brilliant red lipstick, enthusiasm and gift for friendship left her mark on fashion and jewelry.New York—Jewelry designer Marilyn F. Cooperman died on Aug. 19, accor... read more..

Tiffany’s Q2 Sales Sink, E-commerce Shines

U.S. ecommerce sales surged 122 percent in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic kept shoppers at home.New York—Tiffany & Co.’s worldwide sales sank double digits in the second quarter as th... read more..

What to Do Before and After a Hurricane

As Hurricane Laura makes its way north, Berkley Asset Protection and Jewelers Mutual Group offer 26 tips for jewelers on preparing for, and dealing with, major storms.New York—Hurricane Laura made lan... read more..

GIA Now Analyzing Fancy-Shaped Melee

It’s an expansion of the service GIA launched in 2016 to address concerns about lab-grown and treated diamonds being mixed into parcels of melee.New York—The Gemological Institute of America is expand... read more..

Tiffany, LVMH Deal Pushed Back to Fall

The billion-dollar acquisition still needs regulatory approval from the European Union, Japan, Mexico and Taiwan.New York—LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany & Co. is going to take more time. The French... read more..

Catbird, Bulova Partner with The Met Museum

They’ve created pieces inspired by and benefitting the iconic New York City institution, which has reopened.New York—One watchmaker and one fine jewelry brand are helping The Metropolitan Museum of Ar... read more..

Former Stuller Exec Ashley Brown Joins John Atencio

She will head the jewelry designer’s wholesale and new business development division.Denver—Jewelry designer John Atencio has hired industry veteran Ashley Brown to head his wholesale and new business... read more..

National Jeweler Is Expanding ‘My Next Question’

The webinar series will return in September with episodes hosted by all four National Jeweler editors.New York—National Jeweler is heading into the next phase of its webinar series introduced earlier ... read more..

GIA Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2021

The institute is offering $1 million in funds for new enrollments next year.Carlsbad, Calif.—The GIA is now accepting scholarship applications for its programs and courses.The institute is offering $1... read more..

The Tiffany Diamond Takes Center Stage in New Mystery Thriller

The iconic fancy yellow diamond will be featured in “Death on the Nile,” based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel.New York—The Tiffany Diamond is set to make its silver screen debut. A recreation of the... read more..

The Smart Lab: How to Use Instagram and Facebook Shops

Emmanuel Raheb shares simple tips for selling via these popular social media platforms.Facebook and Instagram Shops are additional sales platforms that will redirect traffic to your product if you jus... read more..

442-Carat Diamond Recovered From Mine in Lesotho

It’s the largest find for Gem Diamonds so far this year, and is believed to be the second-largest gem-quality diamond dug up this year.London—Gem Diamonds Ltd. said Friday it has recovered a 442-carat... read more..

Fan Favorite Jewelry Brand Gorjana Goes Fine

After more than 15 years of plated jewelry, the California brand is offering 14-karat and 18-karat gold items.Laguna Beach, Calif.—As Gorjana jewelry customers grow up, the brand is evolving with them... read more..

NCDIA Adds Industry Veteran Robert Bouquet to Its Team

The association is also building a “United Nations of ambassadors” to promote natural color diamonds.New York—The Natural Color Diamond Association is expanding its team, and its international presenc... read more..

Technology Can be Your Greatest Asset

Take advantage of technology via the marketplace and access crucial health care coverage information. Brought To You By MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group Take advantage of ... read more..

Why Mall Owner CBL Properties May File for Bankruptcy

As the company nears a bankruptcy filing, here’s how it got there and how it may get out.Chattanooga, Tenn.—Mall owner CBL Properties may soon file for bankruptcy as rent payments stall and debt piles... read more..

Tiffany’s Flagship Renovation Delayed Until 2022

Non-essential construction stalled in New York City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.New York—Tiffany & Co.’s flagship renovation is going to take longer than the jeweler initially expected, a... read more..

Former De Grisogono CEO Tapped to Lead De Beers’ Retail Stores

Céline Assimon will take over from François Delage as CEO of De Beers Jewellers.London—Former De Grisogono CEO and Louis Vuitton jewelry executive Céline Assimon will succeed François Delage as head o... read more..

Movado Taps Chinese Musical Artist as Latest Ambassador

Songwriter, singer and musician Ronghao Li fronts the Swiss watchmaker’s latest campaign.New York—Movado rolled out a new campaign in China this month with its latest global brand ambassador.Chinese s... read more..

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Three new virtual events for the industry, a major appeals court decision, a colorful new summer collection and more.New York—Last week, three new virtual events were added to the global jewelry indus... read more..
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