July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.

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July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Muse Showroom’s Newest ‘Have a Heart’ Ambassador Is Cynthia Erivo

The award-winning actress became the talk of Hollywood last year. Now, she’s partnered with Muse on its philanthropic initiative.

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July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

12-Carat Marquise Blue Diamond Sells for $16M at Christie’s

The July 9 Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong totaled $39.8 million.

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July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Pandora Raises Q2 Forecast as Sales Improve

With most of its stores reopened and traffic improving, the company is predicting a brighter-than-expected second quarter.

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July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

IJO Takes its Conference Virtual

The online event will feature several jewelry industry experts, including Ben Smithee of The Smithee Group and John Kennedy of the Jewelers Security A

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July 10, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Piece of the Week: Ruby Earrings from Picchiotti

We’re keeping the ruby love going with these stunning chandeliers from Italian jewelry brand Picchiotti.

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July 9, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Major Retailers Call for Mask Mandate

In a letter to U.S. governors, the Retail Industry Leaders Association called for a uniform approach to safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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July 9, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Brooks Brothers Latest Retailer To File Chapter 11

The 202-year-old company, known for its classic suits, owns the Alexis Bittar and Carolee jewelry brands.

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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…