September 2020

Roberto Coin Has So Much Newness for Fall and Winter

The latest pieces from the Italian jeweler combine favored motifs with of-the-moment trends.New York—Roberto Coin’s fall and winter 2020 offerings mix the best of the Italian jewelry company’s most-lo... read more..

Start Holiday Shopping Early, Says NRF

The National Retail Federation’s new campaign, set to air in October, will encourage customers to shop safely and early in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Washington, D.C.—The National Retail Federatio... read more..

There’s a New Book Out About the ‘Zconomy’

Authors Denise Villa and Jason Dorsey break down how to market to, hire and retain members of a generation who think email and Facebook are old, and don’t know life without smartphones.New York—Two yo... read more..

Serena Williams Launches Limited Edition Gold Toggle Necklace

Priced at $800, the piece has only been available in sterling silver until now.New York—A necklace inspired by tennis star Serena Williams’ big-time wins will now be made in a limited-edition gold ver... read more..

MJSA Expands Expo Online

The trade organization will host webinars and offer other virtual complements to its in-person show in March 2021.New York—MJSA has launched a virtual extension of its in-person trade show.MJSA Expo O... read more..

Squirrel Spotting: Why I Don’t Worry About Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Peter Smith says the idea that people will want to continue to do everything online post-pandemic is “complete and utter rubbish.” There is a maxim that says, if customers don’t want to come nothing w... read more..

Neiman Marcus Exits Bankruptcy Under New Owners

Geoffroy van Raemdonck will remain CEO of the retailer.Dallas—Neiman Marcus has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after completing its restructuring process and reducing its debt.The retailer has new... read more..

Jessica McCormack is Popping Up on Net-a-Porter

The London fan favorite designer will be available on the e-tailer for two months.London—Jessica McCormack has risen to popularity for her modern and luxurious take on diamond jewelry classics. Now, s... read more..

Phillips Debuts Jewelry E-Commerce Platform

“Flawless” launched with a showcase of 12 pieces from British designer Shaun Leane.New York—Looking for another way to connect to jewelry buyers, Phillips has launched a digital selling platform. “Fla... read more..

These Will Be the Top Diamond Jewelry Trends for the Holidays

De Beers and trends consultancy Adorn Insight offered predictions for gifting season.London—As the 2020 holiday season approaches, retailers are keen to anticipate how the pandemic will affect what is... read more..

Dominion Diamond Finds Buyer, Asks for Creditor Protection

The Washington Companies, affiliates of the company that currently owns Dominion, were the only bidders for the mining company.Calgary, Alberta—The company that operates the Ekati Diamond Mine has fou... read more..

Jewelers for Children Debuts 2020 ‘Hope for the Holidays’ Program

The charity is raising funds via holiday cards designed by children from Make-A-Wish America.New York—Jewelers for Children is getting in the holiday spirit already.The charity unveiled its 2020 Hope ... read more..

GJEPC Schedules IIJS Virtual Event for October

Slated for Oct. 12-16, it will provide a place for meetings and product showcase in lieu of the postponed August Premiere show.Mumbai—GJEPC is taking the path many industry bodies have had to during t... read more..

ALROSA Lights a Blue Glow to Celebrate Modern Women

“Greatness Is Made Under Pressure:” these are the best words to describe modern women. Brought To You By ALROSA This year, people around the world have risen to the greatest challenge of their life... 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 startups pitch their... 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..
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