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Traveling 1,913 Virtual Miles to Vegas

May 25, 2017
The woman behind Jordan Alexander jewelry is covering the distance between Birmingham and the Wynn Las Vegas on her Peloton bike. Here’s what she’s learning.

Why People Still Wear Watches

April 13, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief also dives into what sizes they prefer and how they feel about smart devices in her post-Baselworld blog post.

Knowledge Sharing: Social Media, Customer Acquisition

March 17, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief shares links, tips and tricks from the recent Idea Exchange at the JA New York show.

Meet the Fresh Faces of JA New York’s New Designer Gallery

March 15, 2017
The just-concluded JA New York Spring show hosted eight up-and-coming brands to watch.

The Biggest Diamond in Washington

January 19, 2017
It weighs nearly 188 carats and it’s not on Melania Trump’s hand. Our Editor-in-Chief reports from the nation’s capital.

A Big Space for Privacy, Please

December 6, 2016
The owners of Long Island’s Mayfair Jewelers are leasing a 3,000-square-foot space near their store for private appointments and extra-special events. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff reports.

3 Pieces with Wallace Chan

November 22, 2016
Today’s greatest living jeweler straddles the line between fine art and high jewelry.

5 Lessons Learned from a Polar Explorer

October 6, 2016
Eric Larsen is one of only about 50 people to ever make an unaided trek to the North Pole. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recounts what she learned from listening to him talk.

4 Cool Facts About The Olympics and Their Medals

August 22, 2016
In the spirit of the 2016 Olympic Games, which closed Sunday evening, Senior Editor and Olympics super-fan Brecken Branstrator shares some interesting tidbits.

5 Tips from the Southeast’s ‘Jeweler of the Year’

August 15, 2016
The owners of the Cumberland Diamond Exchange talked with National Jeweler about hiring the right people and how long customers spend in their jewelry store. (Hint: It’s not long.)

And the (Spectrum) Academy Award Goes to…

August 8, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator gives her own set of awards to pieces from the AGTA’s annual Spectrum design and lapidary competition.

The U.S. Market: An Overseas Perspective

July 19, 2016
The head of the Israeli Diamond Institute answered questions from National Jeweler about the U.S. economy, the biggest challenge facing jewelers and the upcoming election.

Thank You, Mom

May 6, 2016
In honor of Mother’s Day, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares two Mother’s Day commercials she thinks are really cute.

11 Jewels That Captured the Met Gala Theme

May 4, 2016
The pieces our associate editor thinks really embodied the idea of Man vs. Machine at the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

3 Lessons from Lafayette

April 8, 2016
From the large sums of money that can be recovered from carpeting to the trichroism of tanzanite, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares what she learned over her weekend at Stuller headquarters.

A Ceremony 67 Years in the Making

March 4, 2016
One Florida jeweler recently donated a pair of wedding bands to a couple who’ve been married for nearly seven decades but never had a wedding, until now.

Welcome to the New National Jeweler

February 10, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff highlights her 5 favorite features of the new and improved

Saying Goodbye to Cindy

January 26, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares her thoughts, and others’ memories, of Cindy Edelstein, who was everything to the jewelry industry.

The reasons behind the big diamond finds

August 7, 2014
I feel as though I’ve written a fair number of “large rough unearthed” stories in recent months, so many, in fact, that I began to wonder: Has this been an unusually active year for finding rough diamonds that are 100 carats or larger?

Lucky Number 3

June 7, 2013
We are not yet a full week removed from the madness and, I’ll be honest, I am exhausted. I stayed up too late on Sunday (along with many other nights) then had to catch a 7 a.m. flight home Monday. I definitely had the feeling all day that I had woken up in Vegas.

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