After the whirlwind of news that was the last two weeks I feel compelled to circle back around and delve deeper into one of the big headliners: the decision on the De Beers class-action lawsuit. As many of you probably...
Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three-part series. Scroll down on our 10X blog page for parts one and two. The retailers and I kicked off the final day of workshop visits in the coastal town of San...
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series. Scroll down on our 10X blog page for part one, and check back tomorrow for photos from the final day of workshop visits. On Tuesday, April 20, one day after...
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series. Check back tomorrow for part two, which will feature photos from the first day of workshop visits. For more, view the article "Next stop for Italian jewelry? Le Marche" in...
Checking out the New Designer Gallery is one of the things I look forward to the most at each edition of the JA New York Show. The gallery has been a springboard for big-name designers such as David Yurman, Penny...
We're just halfway through the year, but the jewelry industry's getting an early start on 2011. At the Jewelry Information Center (JIC)'s annual fine jewelry preview and luncheon last week, editors from the nation's top fashion publications got a look...
A knockout sapphire ring or a statement-making pearl necklace will always have their admirers (as well they should), but lately some of the wallflowers of the gemstone world are the ones drawing double takes in jewelry circles. The flagging economy...
Before I left for a lovely, long Memorial Day weekend I got the chance, via a ticket obtained through the Diamond Information Center (DIC), to see the new Broadway musical "Memphis." Set in Memphis, Tenn., in the 1950s, the musical...
Over the last few weeks, I've spent a lot of time pulling together photos of jewelry for a Vegas Market Week preview in our June issue (look for it in the mail or at the shows next week). But with...
A few weeks ago, I attended a great session hosted by the Diamond Dealers Club of New York on crime against diamond dealers and jewelers or, more specifically, on how to prevent it. I thought it was a very enlightening...
I've been a fan of Tournaire's "Architectural" collection since seeing some of the pieces at last year's Couture show. The attention to detail is amazing, and so too is the idea of keeping close a likeness of your favorite city...
Spotted at the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner on May 1? President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, of course, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, host Jay Leno and lots of dazzling jewelry. Above: Michelle Obama wore cuff...
I made another trip to Christie's on Friday, this time to get a first-hand look at two historic gems: The Emperor Maximilian Diamond and the Catherine the Great Brooch. I enjoyed my afternoon just as much as I did my...
I find jewelry to be highly personal, so in that sense, giving it as a gift can be a pretty daunting feat. But lately, the bounty of sentimental, customizable designs on the market has made the process a lot easier...
Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, I was only able to sit in on two full sessions at last week's diamond conference, put together by New York-based Initiatives in Art and Culture. But it was worth it. The sessions were...
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