January 2021

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..

Get a Sneak Peek of This New Gem and Mineral Museum

Take a virtual trip to the University of Arizona in Tucson with Museum Manager Eric Fritz in National Jeweler’s latest webinar.New York—In early 2020, the University of Arizona’s mineral and gem museu... read more..

Alrosa Ends Difficult Year With Strong Q4

The miner’s sales were down for the full year, but it is not as bad as it could have been considering sales ground to a halt mid-year due to the pandemic.Moscow—Sales fell by double digits for Alrosa ... read more..

Kentucky Jeweler Reaches Out to Local Restaurants

St. John & Myers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in Lexington, Kentucky is encouraging fellow small businesses to frequent struggling restaurants.Lexington, Ky.—Another independent jeweler is reaching o... read more..

Jewelers Circle Announces 2 Educational Webinars

They are part of a virtual event showcase to encourage business and networking in the absence of the Miami and Tucson trade shows.New York—Virtual trading platform Jewelers Circle has announced a line... read more..

Piece of the Week: Jacquie Aiche’s Boho Pearl Necklace

In 2021, pearls span far beyond their refined reputation.In the last decade, pearls have experienced a fashionable resurgence, with designers making them edgy, eccentric and outside-the-norm of pearls... read more..

Everything You Need to Know About Jewelry at the Inauguration

The vice president’s pearls, J. Lo’s ode to France, and more.On Wednesday, a new man took office as the president of the United States, and for the first time, a woman entered the vice presidential of... read more..

Pete Engel To Exit Amid Executive Shakeup at Fred Meyer Jewelers

The longtime executive will leave the retailer at the end of March, joined by Kirsten Darrow and Carolyn Dabbundo.Cincinnati—Fred Meyer Jewelers President Peter Engel will exit at the end of March as ... read more..

The ‘Barneys At Saks’ Store in NYC Is Now Open

The retailer has gotten a second life with a 54,000-square-foot space on the fifth floor of the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue.New York—Saks Fifth Avenue is breathing life back into iconic retailer Barney... read more..

NRF to Highlight 100 Diverse Small Businesses

Selected businesses will receive airtime on QVC and HSN, social media exposure and other tools to grow their companies.Washington—The National Retail Federation, alongside Qurate Retail Group, is expa... read more..

Conference on Digital Marketing, E-Commerce Kicks Off

Jewelry EComm is taking place online for free this Thursday and Friday.New York—Jewelry EComm, the annual technology-focused conference organized by the team behind the Centurion jewelry show, is taki... read more..

Experts Weigh In on the Hottest Bridal Trends of 2021

Here’s what couples are looking for in engagement rings now.New York—Weddings may have hit some speed bumps in in 2020, but the pandemic hasn’t slowed down engagements. According to jewelry industry ... read more..

See the Buzziest New Line of Engagement Rings

Alison Lou turns its whimsical eye to bridal jewelry.New York—Alison Lou isn’t completely new to bridal. Best known for its playful approach to fine jewelry—think emojis and pasta shapes as design mo... read more..

In an Age of Purposeful Purchasing, Secondhand Diamonds Surge Ahead

Whether a bridal customer wants something sentimental, unique or ethically sourced, the category allows them to say “yes.”New York—Bridal jewelry has, for obvious reasons, always been a sentimental pu... read more..

Millennials, Gen Z Do Still Want Diamonds, Survey Says

And they will increasingly use the internet for research or involve gift recipients in the final purchase decision.New York—As the incomes and purchasing power of millennials and members of Generation... read more..

Amanda’s Style File: Men’s Wedding Bands

Here’s a selection of 20 stylish bridal rings to start off a year that’s sure to be full of “I dos.”The year 2021 will be the year of “I do.” With many couples putting off weddings in 2020, this will ... read more..

When Nerd Culture and Engagement Rings Collide

From Harry Potter to the Legend of Zelda, these are the geekiest engagement rings around.I am in my late 20s and it’s proposal season.From Christmas surprises to “ringing” in the new year, my social f... read more..

This Year, Stuller Is Focusing on Bridal

“Year of the Wedding” features plenty of marketing material for jewelers to use.New York—With plenty of couples postponing their 2020 nuptials because of the pandemic, Stuller is shining the spotlight... read more..

The Ten/Ten Collection Is Up on Blue Nile Now

The e-tailer partnered with De Beers to enlist 10 independent jewelry designers to create unique and affordably priced engagement rings.New York—Blue Nile asked 10 independent jewelry designers to eng... read more..

Lucara’s Latest Find Is 341 Carats

The diamond, described as top white and gem quality, came from the Karowe mine in Botswana.Gaborone, Botswana—Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced the recovery of another large, high-quality rough ... read more..

Rebecca Foerster Is the New President of Diamonds Do Good

She succeeds Anna Martin and will be supported by Vice President Kathy Corey, co-owner of Day’s Jewelers.New York—Rebecca Foerster is the new president of Diamonds Do Good, succeeding Anna Martin, who... read more..

JSA Warns of Spike in Grab-and-Run Repeat Offenders

Four men—three operating together and one alone—who were already wanted for several thefts recently struck again, in Colorado and Pennsylvania.New York—The Jewelers’ Security Alliance has reported an ... read more..

Jewelry Sales Bolster Richemont’s Q3

Sales of brands including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels were up 9 percent in the quarter.Geneva—Richemont’s third-quarter revenue increased, bolstered by e-commerce, strong sales in the Asia-Paci... read more..

TAG Heuer’s New Ambassador Is a Vocal Black Lives Matter Supporter

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka has an agenda on and off the court.New York—TAG Heuer’s selection of its newest brand ambassador says a lot about how it wants to modernize its image. The luxury Swiss wat... read more..

Holiday Sales Up 8 Percent, Says NRF

Holiday season sales exceeded the National Retail Federation’s expectations.Washington—Retail sales persevered this holiday season in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2020 November-December ho... read more..

WJA Elects New President for International Board

Susan Chandler, who has worked in the jewelry and watch industries for more than 30 years, is president-elect for the 2022-2023 term.New York—The Women’s Jewelry Association announced Tuesday that Sus... read more..

Evaluating Your Inventory For Success in 2021 

After months of pandemic-driven social distancing, restrictions and lock-downs, consumers will be excited to visit your store. Now is the time to ensure you have the right inventory on-hand to capital... 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..
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