June 25, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Designer’s Diary: Re-Inventing a Business After Motherhood

Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf had two sons 16 months apart. Here’s what motherhood taught her that has helped her run her jewelry design business more e

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June 25, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Judge Denies Signet’s Motion in Securities Fraud Lawsuit

Signet Jewelers sought to have one of the two claims brought against it by shareholders in a 2016 suit dismissed.

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June 25, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

J.J. Marco’s Mark Cohen Dies at 63

He co-founded the fine jewelry brand with wife Julianne Jaffe in 1990.

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June 25, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

GIA Offers Jewelry Forensics Seminar At Carlsbad HQ

The two and a half-day session will teach students to determine how jewelry is made using forensic methodology.

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June 25, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

John Carter, Paula Crevoshay Among 2019 Spectrum Judges

The retailer and designer join three others in examining entries for the AGTA’s annual design and lapidary competition.

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June 24, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

4 Safety Tips For Jewelers This Hurricane Season

Jewelers Mutual shares tips on what retailers should put in their emergency kits, how they can protect their showcases, and more.

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June 24, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Amanda’s Style File: Alexandrite and Moonstone

Pearls aren’t the only June birthstone.

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June 21, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A Mughal haul at Christie’s, and one of our columnists asks the question, is it really worth it to put so much effort into driving foot traffic?
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June 21, 2019 / Source: National Jeweler

Global Luxury Goods Market Settles into ‘New Normal’

Bain & Co. said spending on global luxury goods grew 4-6 percent last year and it forecasts the same for 2019.

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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…

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Duo Suspected of Switching Diamonds in Multiple States

Mishawaka, Ind.—The Jewelers Security Alliance issued an alert Thursday for two men wanted for swapping diamonds for CZ in multiple states. One of the swaps happened Aug. 7 at a jewelry store in Mishawaka, Indiana, about 15 minutes east of South Bend. According to the…

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Colored Diamonds, Both Mined and Lab-Grown, on Display in HK

Hong Kong—Two colored diamonds said to be record holders are currently being showcased at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. At the September edition of the jewelry trade show, Alrosa is presenting an 11.06-carat fancy deep purple-pink cushion-cut diamond that it said is the…