Current Affairs


What It’s Like to Be a Field Gemologist, Part 2

March 8, 2018
Vincent Pardieu talks the green gem he’ll focus on this year, how the sector can work with conservation efforts and the knowledge many are lacking.

What It’s Like to Be a Field Gemologist, Part 1

March 7, 2018
Vincent Pardieu talks broken bones, illness and other realities of being in the field in part one of a two-part Q&A.

2 British Designers on Meeting the Queen

March 5, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance at London Fashion Week.

6 Takeaways from the Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Show

February 28, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator shares insights and observations from a recent trip.

Nirav Modi Case Is ‘Another Nail in the Coffin’

February 23, 2018
A banker talks about what the billion-dollar bank fraud allegations against Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi mean for the industry as a whole.

Three Cool NYFW Jewelry Looks

February 16, 2018
Eye M by Ileana Makri and Alexis Bittar made appearances on the runways at New York Fashion Week.

A Q&A with the New CEO of Signet Jewelers

January 29, 2018
Gina Drosos talks about the retailer’s image among women, digital marketing and why the company is “not there yet” when it comes to targeting women who buy jewelry for themselves.

6 Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff says innovation will rule while tired practices and retailers will fall by the wayside.

3 Important Stories You Might Have Missed in 2017

December 28, 2017
These might have not been among the most-read articles of the year, but Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff thinks they are important nonetheless.

Notes on a Plenary

December 20, 2017
Our editor-in-chief recaps the recent Kimberley Process meeting and looks at where the process goes from here.

6 Important Developments in the Gem Market This Year

December 20, 2017
Supply chain developments, gemstone trends and movements from the biggest players shaped the colored gemstone sector in 2017.

And the Survey Says …

December 14, 2017
What a recent study tells us about optimism in the industry, where people are buying jewelry and how much of it they are buying for themselves.

Another Golden (Gem) Anniversary: Tanzanite Turns 50

December 11, 2017
Five decades after the discovery of the popular blue gemstone, here’s where the market is today.

Prince Harry’s American Fiancée Goes for Yellow Gold

November 28, 2017
Here’s what the engagement ring the prince gave to his actress fiancée says about today’s engagement ring trends.

Helzberg, Harvey Weinstein and the Marchesa Mess

October 13, 2017
Helzberg Diamonds’ decision to halt the launch of the bridal line designed by Georgina Chapman caught many by surprise, though maybe it shouldn’t have.

The Mistakes Made in Marketing to Women

October 6, 2017
The creator of JWT’s “Female Tribes” study talks with our editor-in-chief about older women being left out of advertising and why “shrink-it-and-pink-it” doesn’t work.

Marie Helene Morrow on What Puerto Rico Needs

September 29, 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the well-known, and well-loved, jeweler talks about the state of the island she’s called home for five decades.

5 Things to Know About … American Gems

September 15, 2017
From the rise of Montana sapphires to a new cutting facility in New Jersey, here are some interesting facts about the domestic colored stone market.

50 Years of Tsavorite: A Q&A with Bruce Bridges

August 2, 2017
As the green gem hits a milestone, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to the son of the late geologist Campbell Bridges about the latest developments in Kenya.

4 Takeaways from a Colorful Update in Vegas

June 7, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights a few points she took away from a presentation by the AGTA’s Doug Hucker at JCK Las Vegas.
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