October 22, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Squirrel Spotting: Don’t Sell Spoiled Milk in December

Jewelers should not treat the holiday season as the most wonderful time of the year for moving old merchandise, Peter Smith writes.

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October 22, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Royal Chain Releases Holiday Catalog

The Gold Book 2020 features new styles alongside pieces from the archives.

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October 22, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Saks Fifth Avenue Owner Hudson’s Bay Co. May Go Private

A “deteriorating” retail environment was a factor in the special committee’s decision to accept a shareholder group’s offer.

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October 21, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

GIA Pledges $1.3M to Expand Artisanal Miner Education

It will provide its gem guide for evaluating rough in four additional African countries and reach 10,000 miners.

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October 21, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Jewelry History Series Returns to Miami Beach Antique Show

The two-day educational conference is being organized by antique jewelry experts Elyse Zorn Karlin and Gail Brett Levine.

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October 18, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Gold prices climb higher, Barneys finds a buyer, Stuller’s new lab-grown diamond collection and more.

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October 18, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Barneys Finds a Buyer, But Store Closings Still On The Table

The luxury retailer reached a tentative $271.4 million deal with licensing company Authentic Brands Group and investment bank B. Riley Financial.

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October 18, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Jewelers Mutual’s David Sexton to Retire

He’s been with the company for 39 years.

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October 18, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Would You Pay $695K to Go Behind the Scenes at Boucheron?

The experience is one of Neiman Marcus’ annual, over-the-top Fantasy Gifts. Here’s what it includes.

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October 17, 2019 /

Lightbox Rolls Out to Bloomingdale’s, Reeds Jewelers

New York—Lightbox, the lab-grown diamond brand launched by De Beers last year, will now be available in select Bloomingdale’s and Reeds Jewelers, the company announced Thursday. This is the brand’s first foray into brick-and-mortar locations, beginning its rollout in the Bloomingdale’s New York City flagship and…

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Gold Price Expected to Continue to Climb in 2020

New York—Gold is expected to average more than $1,400/oz. next year, up from $1,360 this year, a recent Reuters poll shows. Reuters publishes a precious metals price poll every quarter, combining predictions from two dozen or more analysts. In the latest poll, done at the…

April 5, 2019 /

How GIA Is Changing Its Reports for Lab-Grown Diamonds

GIA will discontinue its Synthetic Diamond Grading Report in July, replacing it with the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Report, which will no longer have the word “synthetic” anywhere but will include the standard color, clarity and cut grading scales.  

March 15, 2019 /

Letšeng Pink Sells for Almost $9M

Gem Diamonds has announced the sale of a 13.33-carat pink diamond, discovered in February at its mine in Lesotho, for $8.8 million. The tender sale, which took place in Antwerp, represents a record per-carat price of $656,933 for the company, it said Thursday. The result…

September 14, 2018 /

Diamond Jewelry Sales Hit Record $82B in 2017 Boosted by Millennials and Gen Z

The Millennial and Gen Z generations combined accounted for two-thirds of global diamond jewelry sales in 2017, as diamond jewelry demand reached a new record high of US$82 billion, according to data published today by De Beers Group in its latest Diamond Insight Report. “Millennials,…

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TAG Heuer Releases $180,000 Smartwatch, World’s Most Expensive

In 2015, Apple caused a stir when it released its smartwatch in an 18k gold edition for $17,000. Now, TAG Heuer has topped that—by 10 times. Its newest creation, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, comes with a white 18 k gold case and is bathed in 589 baguette-cut diamonds,…

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In India, a Father’s Legacy Becomes a Jewelry Museum

JAIPUR, India — In 2009, the brothers Suresh and Arun Dhaddha decided that it was finally time to go through the belongings of their father, Gyan Chand Dhaddha, who had died five years before at the age of 64. They knew that the jeweler and…

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High-Value Rough Demand Boosts Alrosa Revenue

Alrosa’s sales climbed 14% to $294.9 million in August due to strong demand for higher-value rough diamonds, the miner reported. “Despite [the] traditional August market slowdown, sales of both rough and polished diamonds were much higher than a year before,” Yury Okoemov, Alrosa’s deputy CEO…

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High Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Invents Unbreakable Porcelain

Wallace Chan is drinking pu’erh tea in his Hong Kong office surrounded by his large titanium sculptures and some of his jewelry creations. He is talking about jewelry, art, science, technology and his impoverished childhood as an assistant appears whenever his cup is empty to…