Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – July 12th, 2021

  • Alrosa uses nanotechnology that potentially allows gems to be traced from the mine all the way to the consumer.
  • Bonhams has appointed Kate Flitcroft as senior specialist in its London jewelry department.
  • Initiatives in Art and Culture will hold its eleventh annual gold and diamond conference in July 13-15.
  • Recommendation: a new podcas t“If Jewels Could Talk with Carol Woolton” 
  • According to Plumb Club’s New Consumer Survey, ‘coccasions’ is the most reason to motivates jewelry purchases.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – July 05th, 2021

  • ICA has appointed Helen Molesworth to lead InColor magazine.
  • Pandora has hired Luciano Rodembusch, former Tiffany & Co. executive, as a new general manager for North America.
  • The CPAA’s Annual Design Contest starts.
  • Jewelry Reality Show ‘All That Glitters’ is now streaming on HBO Max.
  • Tourneau, the 31-store watch retailer changes its name to Bucherer.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – June 28th, 2021

  • Another 1,174-carat diamond, which is of variable quality, was found in Botswana.
  • Paula Kahumbu, CEO of Kenyan organization Wildlife Direct, is the 2021 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.
  • Italian fine jewelry brand Vendorafa celebrates its 70th anniversary with Vendorafa70, a new limited-edition collection.
  • Sotheby will accept payment with Ether or Bitcoin for a D-color, flawless, pear-shaped diamond hitting the block next month.
  • MCH Group announced the watch and jewelry show will return in 2022 as Baselworld.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – June 21th, 2021

  • The International Gemological Institute’s New York City office has committed to being carbon-neutral by 2022.
  • Former Kimberley Process Chair Bernhardt Esau has been barred from entering the United States.
  • Former Pandora Exec, Patrick Bennett, leads Successful Consultants Ltd. USA Office.
  • The third largest piece weighing 1,098 cts was recently unearthed at the Jwaneng mine in Botswana.
  • Accessories sales in American were up 36.2% over the same time last year.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – June 14th, 2021

  • Mansour Ojjeh, a legend in the world of Formula 1 racing and owner of TAG Heuer from 1985 to 1999, dies at 68.
  • “The Chrysler Diamond” sells for $5.5M.
  • Jewelers Mutual Group has acquired Gem + Jewel, a turnkey website service.
  • A documentary – Assael Revealed: The Legendary Legacy of Pearl Pioneer Salvador J. Assael – debuted on June 9, diving into the life and legacy of Assael who created the market for Tahitian pearls.
  • A 470-carat light brown diamond is digged from the Karowe mine in Botswana.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – June 7th, 2021

  • A 73 ct. fancy vivid yellow diamond estimated to sell for upward of $3 million will lead Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale opening June 9.
  • A Washington man found a 2.20-carat light yellow diamond during a few-day visit to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
  • The United States Trade Representative has postponed a possible 25% duty on Indian jewelry for six months.
  • Patek Philippe is tapping into the 1990s trend, offering updates to the Aquanaut range, originally debuted in 1997.
  • Jewelry trade show VicenzaOro and industry trade show HardRock announce date

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – May 31st, 2021

  • The 15.81-carat “Sakura” diamond sold for $29.3 million on May 23, being a record price at auction for a purple-pink diamond.
  • Day’s Jewelers has its new vice president – Liz Mahoney.
  • Brilliant Earth is opening a new showroom in Seattle this summer
  • Mehul Choksi, former chairman of now-defunct Gitanjali Gems, has been arrested after trying to gain access to the Caribbean island of Dominica.
  • Guy Borenstein, former exec at Gemewizard, has joined Stuller as senior gemologist.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – May 24th, 2021

  • BriteCo, a jewelry insurance company is letting its jeweler partners earn points for completed appraisals, and then redeem points for digital gift cards.
  • Three men have been arrested for allegedly committing an armed robbery of a $500,000 Richard Mille wristwatch at a Beverly Hills restaurant in March. 
  • Bergio International, the publicly traded jewelry manufacturer, acquires 51% of the assets of GearBubble, an on-demand e-commerce fulfillment platform.
  • Karen Golembeski, a previous president of The Women’s Jewelry Association New England, died this month at the age of 74.
  • US platinum jewelry retail sales grew 3% in 2020 while gold jewelry demand in the U.S. was down 10 percent in 2020,

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – May 17th, 2021

  • A 254 carat Type II white diamond is recovered at Letseng mine in Lesotho.
  • Lucara Diamond Corp has secured $220 million in financing to help take the Karowe Mine in Botswana underground and extend its life by about 20 years.
  • Sid Keswani, the president of Pandora’s North American starting in 2018 left Pandora.
  • An emerald-cut, 100.94-carat, D-color, internally flawless Type IIa diamond sold for $14.1 million in Geneva.
  • A natural pearl and diamond tiara with ties to Europe’s House of Savoy sold for $1.6 million at Sotheby’s jewelry auction held Tuesday in Geneva.

Top 5 Jewelry News Last Week – May 10th, 2021

  • Jean Claude Michelou, ‘InColor’ Founder, died May 3 of COVID-19.
  • Harris Jewelry, a New York-based chain, has shuttered all of its stores in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting its business online.
  • Indian jewelry might be possibly slapped with a new import duty of as high as 25% if India and the United States fail to resolve a dispute over a digital service tax,
  • Tiffany, Swarovski and LVMH join forces to unite jewellery and gemstone brands.
  • Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will reopen at the American Museum of Natural History on June 12.