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...
I'm off to New Hope, Pa., to attend the wedding of a dear friend, one of my housemates from my mostly memorable days at Ohio University. This wedding is just one of the many I have been involved with this...
Last Thursday, I trekked my happy, east-side self over to Manhattan’s west side for the Diamond Information Center’s annual diamond jewelry showcase extravaganza. There were many pieces I wanted to take home (but won’t, as their price tag well outstrips...
When it comes to what's hot for summer, the answer includes a checklist of chunky cuff bracelets, bib-style statement necklaces, organic materials and all things in shimmery yellow gold. And luckily for jewelry aficionados, stacking, mixing and matching are all...
It’s a hard week to grab headlines, with the untimely death of the man who will forever be known around the world as the King of Pop dominating nearly every news outlet. (God be with you, Michael Jackson. May you...
As kids, my little brother and I would comb for box turtles in the nearby woods. And if we were fortuitous enough to find one, we’d take it home and attempt to make it a new pet. But luckily for...
Last minute-shopping for dad? Check out some of these new products introduced during Las Vegas Market Week. While you'll see plenty of aspirational pieces ($20,000-plus cuff bracelet from Sevan—totally fabulous, but also totally pricey), keep the design elements in mind...
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