Early last week, I spent some time at Tacori's Los Angeles headquarters, where the brand was hosting a "Club Tacori" event for some of its best retailers (more on all the goings-on to come). I kicked off Monday morning in...
Last week, I attended the Rapaport Diamond Conference, which concluded with an interesting discussion on the Kimberley Process. While my original article focused on that--journalists are suckers for a good debate--I felt I'd be remiss not to mention another topic...
As one of the leading forms of cancer worldwide, it's likely that a number of your customers have been touched by breast cancer in their own families or know someone whose life has been altered by the disease. The sheer...
The color experts at Pantone completed a survey for Spring 2010 in which they asked fashion designers about their top color picks, inspirations and philosophies. Here are Pantone's top 10, plus jewelry evocative of each hue. 1. Turquoise (Left) Necklace...
After a few years in hipster-centric Brooklyn, I became well accustomed to ironic forms of fashion. One Bedford Avenue sighting that epitomized the trend in jewelry: a gold-plated retainer swinging as a pendant from a chain. Yes, that’s right, a...
When I first set out to write a story about the new Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre in Albany, N.Y., I was really focused on the bar-in-store angle. But as I interviewed Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiss, it became apparent that...
In addition to all the goings-on at the Javits Center the last week of July, there were quite a few industry happenings around town, including press previews held by H. Stern and the Simmons Jewelry Co. Like Michelle Graff (see...
The news this week took me back to my days at the Marietta Daily Journal in suburban Atlanta, where I spent nearly a year on the police/courts beat. I loved it but, after a while, I had had enough. There...
Growing up in the suburbs of D.C., I was lucky enough to be a quick Metro hop from some of the nation's greatest museums. Whenever I get a chance to go back, one of the stops on my shortlist is...
With Michelle Graff’s recent wedding blogging (see her 7/13 and 7/16 posts), I decided it was time for me to chip in. Last week, I joyfully tied the knot. And as I went through the planning process over the better...
This week, Jewelers of America (JA) released the results of its annual industry benchmarking survey, the “Cost of Doing Business.” We received the results mid-day on Tuesday and posted a story immediately. To be honest, I'm a little surprised at...
Last week started out for me not at our offices at 770 Broadway in New York City but instead at the JA New York Summer Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The show received pretty much the same reviews...
At the JA New York Summer Show, jewelry designers continued to experiment with silver and also offered new takes on old favorites, especially diminutive versions of bestsellers. Stacking and layering pieces remain staples. And, as for stones, quartz is taking...
A few months ago, actress Rachel Bilson’s home in Los Angeles was broken into, with thieves making off with a trove of designer clothing, jewelry, shoes and handbags estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Though the actress cut...
So I found out yesterday that we’ve lost two more industry publications. Cygnus Business Media announced Monday it was "suspending" publication of four titles and that, unfortunately, happened to include Modern Jeweler and its high-end sister publication Lustre. My heart...
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