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September 18, 2020
National Jeweler’s popular “5 Things to Know” series featured a deep dive on red beryl and a music icon’s crown earned top dollar at auction.

Michigan Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

September 16, 2020
Joseph DuMouchelle admitted to his role in a multi-million-dollar diamond fraud case.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

September 11, 2020
Why LVMH called off its acquisition of Tiffany, which storied retailer will shutter all its locations and where precious metals prices are headed this year.

JSA Issues Warning About Rise in Grab-and-Run Thefts

September 11, 2020
There has been a surge of them in recent weeks, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance said.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

September 4, 2020
Rolex reveals its new watches, four are sentenced in a case involving counterfeit Native American jewelry, and more.

Ringleader of Robbery Crew Gets 4 Years Behind Bars

September 4, 2020
Federico Santiago Quiroz Lucca led and organized heists that targeted traveling jewelry salespeople.

4 Sentenced, 1 Sought in Case Involving Fake Native American Jewelry

September 1, 2020
Two men and two businesses were sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque last week as part of “Operation Al Zuni.”

Multi-State Sneak Thief Strikes Again, JSA Says

September 1, 2020
The man wanted for snatching jewelry and watches from showcases in seven states allegedly pulled off another theft in the South.

Florida Jewelry Store Employee Shoots 2 Robbers

August 18, 2020
The suspects were attempting a smash-and-grab robbery at the mall store, local police said.

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August 14, 2020
A big diamond find in Russia, another change from GIA, a sneak thief on the loose, and more.

Sneak Thief Wanted for Hitting Stores in 7 States

August 11, 2020
The suspect has been on the JSA’s radar since last fall.

NY Man Charged in $200M Jewelry Ponzi Scheme

July 16, 2020
Gregory Altieri allegedly solicited millions from investors by promising they were going to make money buying closeout jewelry and reselling it.

Tiffany Wins $12M in Case Against Counterfeit Sellers

July 6, 2020
The jeweler took on operators of websites allegedly selling knockoff Tiffany & Co. jewelry and sunglasses as well as other luxury items.

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June 26, 2020
Jewelry cleaning tips from an expert, two fancy colored diamond hearts set to hit the auction block, and more.

3 Suspects Indicted in Fatal Robbery of CT Jewelry Store

June 26, 2020
The superseding indictment features a Hobbs Act robbery charge and two new ones: interstate transportation of stolen property and using a firearm to cause a death during a robbery.

Joseph DuMouchelle Pleads Not Guilty in Wire Fraud Case

June 23, 2020
The prominent Michigan jeweler and auctioneer now faces a criminal information in the multi-million-dollar fraud case.

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June 12, 2020
First-quarter results, another acquisition on the rocks, Signet’s reopening steps, and more.

Man Charged in Murder of St. Louis Jewelry Store Guard

June 9, 2020
David Dorn was shot last week while protecting his friend’s store, Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, on a night when protests devolved into violence and looting across the city.

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June 5, 2020
How the civil unrest is impacting jewelers, a revived relief fund, and why the largest deal in luxury is reportedly on the rocks.

Retired Police Captain Killed Guarding Jewelry Store

June 4, 2020
He was shot to death by looters at Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry.
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