2021

Looking Ahead: Business Transition and Succession Planning

February 4, 2021, 11:00AM EST Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Michelle GraffWith Bill Boyajian, Founder and President of Bill Boyajian & Associates Inc. and Glenn Ballard, Owner of Balla... read more..

Fine Jewelry Trends in the New Year

January 26, 2021, 2:00PM EST Hosted by Senior Editor Ashley DavisWith Beanie Major, Founder of In Detail, Randi Molofsky, Co-Founder of For Future Reference and Jen Cullen Williams, PR... read more..

Creative Connecting: How to Use Pinterest Properly

Image searches are on the rise, making the already popular platform even more important for jewelers.Good news for jewelers—image searches are on the rise! For an industry that prides itself on gorgeo... read more..

See John Hardy’s New Collection

It’s the second collaboration with model and activist Adwoa Aboah.New York—John Hardy has unveiled its latest collaboration with brand ambassador turned collaborator Adwoa Aboah, a model and activist.... read more..

AGS Reschedules 2021 Conclave for September

The Dallas event will include three keynote speakers who were supposed to present at the 2020 event, including Henry Winkler.Las Vegas—The American Gem Society has released its schedule of events for ... read more..

Mayors’ New Jewelry Campaign Targets the Modern Jewelry Consumer

It mixes and matches the jewelry stores’ designers like Gucci, Messika and Roberto Coin for a fresh take on jewelry styling.New York—Even at 110 years old, jewelry and watch retailer Mayors is showcas... read more..

NAJA Takes 55th Ace It Conference Virtual

Usually held in Tucson, this year’s event is slated for a digital format on Jan. 30-31.Rego Park, N.Y.—The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers has released the details of its annual conference,... read more..

Signet’s Holiday Saved by Online Shoppers

The jewelry giant’s online sales surged 61 percent year-over-year during the holiday season.Akron, Ohio—Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s overall 2020 holiday sales were flat, though online sales soared by doubl... read more..

Watch: Making the Returns Experience a Happy One

Not every holiday gift hits the mark, which is why retailers must have a seamless process in place for accepting returns and exchanges.New York—Sometimes, a holiday gift bought in-store misses the mar... read more..

GIA Debuts Cultured Pearl Classification Report

The dossier-sized report provides information based on seven pearl value factors and doesn’t include identification or advanced testing of the submitted material.Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Insti... read more..

Piece of the Week: Ilaria Lanzoni’s ‘Look of Love’

During lockdown last year, the Italian-born designer turned to her childhood for inspiration for a collection centered on the meaning of true love.During lockdown last year, Ilaria Lanzoni did what so... read more..

In Results of Diversity Survey, a Tale of Two Experiences

National Jeweler breaks down the results of the survey on diversity in the fine jewelry industry that it conducted in partnership with Jewelers of America.New York—A recent survey about diversity and ... read more..

Fire Polish Diamonds Has a New Name

The company, which sells diamonds with extra sparkle, will now be known as Facets of Fire.New York—Fire Polish Diamonds has rebranded in order to strengthen its position in the market, the company ann... read more..

This Tennis Legend’s Engagement Ring is Ultra-Classic

Maria Sharapova quietly unveiled her diamond engagement ring on Instagram.New York—Retirement for tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has proved fruitful.The five-time Russian Grand Slam winner, who has ... read more..

MJSA Expo Returns to NYC This Summer

The trade show will be held in August alongside the JA New York show.New York—The MJSA Expo is returning to the Javits Center in New York City this August.The trade show will run concurrently with the... read more..

Jewelry Design Competition ‘The Next Now’ Is Back

From retailer Ylang 23, it’s helped launch brands like Retrouvai, ARK Fine Jewelry and Dru Jewelry.Dallas—Fine jewelry retailer Ylang 23 and business mentorship platform The Ember Company are reviving... read more..

CA Man Sentenced in $147M Mining, Digital Currency Scam

Steven Chen got 10 years in prison for his role in a scheme to solicit money from investors using a fake digital currency backed by gemstones mined from non-existent sites.Los Angeles—A California man... read more..

Frederick Goldman Celebrates Founder’s Day

The company also unveiled a more contemporary logo.Secaucus, N.J.—Frederick Goldman Inc honored its late creator’s 100th birthday by celebrating its first Founder’s Day on Jan.12. Fred Goldman founde... read more..

The Atlanta Jewelry Show Will Go On This Spring

The Retail Jewelers Organization will join the jewelry trade show for the first time.Atlanta—The Atlanta Jewelry Show is on for this spring.The spring edition of the jewelry trade show, dubbed the SoH... read more..

This Is the Ultimate Fantasy Jewelry Gift for 2021

The Last Line’s year-long monthly earring delivery service is the latest move from whip-smart designer Shelley Sanders.Los Angeles—Meet The Last Line designer Shelley Sanders in person and her passion... read more..

TAG Heuer Has Enlisted This Golfer as a New Brand Ambassador

He will be the face of the golf edition of the brand’s smartwatch.New York—Who better to represent the golf edition of a smartwatch than a professional golfer?That’s the line of thinking behind TAG He... read more..

Botswana Mine That Produces Big Diamonds Granted Extension

The Botswana government granted Lucara’s application to renew the license for the Karowe Mine through 2046.Gaborone, Botswana—The government of Botswana has given the Karowe mine the green light to co... read more..

Edge Retail Academy Awards NC Jeweler with Wag Award

Concord-based Falls Jewelers is being honored for its excellence and growth.New York—The Edge Retail Academy (ERA) awarded Sam and Jane Falls of Falls Jewelers with its third annual William “Wag” Wagn... read more..

Watch: A Webinar on 2021 Predictions

Sherry Smith, Peter Smith and Edahn Golan talk about how the industry ended 2020 and where it is, potentially, headed in the new year.New York—No one really wants to revisit 2020, but we’re going to d... read more..

Suspects Carry Out 4 Smash-and-Grab Robberies in CA

The men perpetrated the crimes in a three-month span, stealing gold jewelry from California stores, JSA said.New York—Two suspects are wanted for carrying out four smash-and-grab robberies from Octobe... read more..

Cartier’s New Campaign Celebrates Its Most Iconic Pieces

It brings together the jeweler’s best-selling pieces in one advertising campaign for the first time.Paris—Cartier is reminding consumers of its best-selling styles in a new international campaign.It m... read more..

JVC Event Unveils Secret Hobbies of Jewelry Industry Execs

From GIA’s Susan Jacques love of motorcycles to Greg Kwiat’s cover band, here are some things you may not have known about familiar industry faces.New York—The Jewelers Vigilance Committee held its an... read more..

92Y Opens New Virtual Exhibition, ‘Uncut Gems’

Curated by jewelry magazine and platform Current Obsession, it features the work of eight rising jewelry talents.New York—The 92nd Street Y has unveiled the second virtual exhibition in its Works In P... read more..

Tiffany CEO, Artistic Director Out As LVMH Acquisition Closes

Alessandro Bogliolo, Reed Krakoff and Chief Brand Officer Daniella Vitale are leaving the jeweler as new management takes over.New York—The Tiffany & Co. and LVMH saga has come to a close.With leg... read more..

Survey: Consumers Would Pay Premium for ‘Responsibly Mined’ Gold

But they have very little knowledge about the area, indicating the trade needs to have clear messaging about origin and benefit to the buyer.Austin, Texas—Consumers have little knowledge about the ori... read more..
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