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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Indianapolis confiscated two shipments containing a total of 460 fake Rol...
05/10/2022
Indiana Customs Agents Seize $10M in Counterfeit Rolex Watches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Indianapolis confiscated two shipments containing a total of 460 fake Rolex watches headed to Brooklyn.

Officers in Indianapolis confiscated two shipments containing a total of 460 fake Rolex watches headed to Brooklyn.

Whether you are looking to dip your virtual toe into the #metaverse or simply trying to understand what the metaverse is...
05/10/2022
Metaverse and Web 3.0: Why & How Jewelers Should Get Involved

Whether you are looking to dip your virtual toe into the #metaverse or simply trying to understand what the metaverse is, we think you'll find this article by Duvall O'Steen and Jen Cullen Williams to be helpful.

Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams explore what the metaverse could mean for luxury in their latest Creative Connecting column.

Andre Assaf was introduced to gems while living in Nairobi, and his name eventually became synonymous with fine tsavorit...
05/09/2022
Andre Assaf, Co-Founder of The Tsavorite Factory, Dies at 79

Andre Assaf was introduced to gems while living in Nairobi, and his name eventually became synonymous with fine tsavorite.

He was introduced to gems while living in Nairobi, and his name eventually became synonymous with fine tsavorite.

Happy Mother's Day!
05/08/2022

Happy Mother's Day!

Francisco Lopez, a former bookkeeper for New York-based jewelry company Julie Vos, allegedly stole millions of dollars t...
05/06/2022
Former Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing $2.8M from Jewelry Company

Francisco Lopez, a former bookkeeper for New York-based jewelry company Julie Vos, allegedly stole millions of dollars through thousands of transfers between September 2014 and April 2021.

Francisco Lopez allegedly stole the money from Julie Vos through thousands of transfers between September 2014 and April 2021.

During an American Gem Society Conclave session, Jeremy Chalchinsky of Color Source Gems covered authentic advertising, ...
05/05/2022
5 Things to Know About Selling Jewelry to the LGBTQ+ Community

During an American Gem Society Conclave session, Jeremy Chalchinsky of Color Source Gems covered authentic advertising, anti-discrimination policies, and other key things to know about selling jewelry to the LGBTQ+ community.

Jeremy Chalchinsky of Color Source Gems dove into the importance of authenticity in advertising, establishing anti-discrimination policies, and more during an AGS Conclave session.

Pandemic disruptions shed a light on the power technology has to transform the jewelry industry. Brought To You By Rare ...
05/05/2022
How to Create a Superior Diamond Buying Experience

Pandemic disruptions shed a light on the power technology has to transform the jewelry industry. Brought To You By Rare & Forever Diamonds

Pandemic disruptions shed a light on the power technology has to transform the jewelry industry.

“The Light of Africa,” cut from a 299.3-carat piece of rough uncovered by Petra Diamonds Official from the Cullinan diam...
05/05/2022
The 103-Carat ‘Light of Africa’ Diamond Could Sell for $18M

“The Light of Africa,” cut from a 299.3-carat piece of rough uncovered by Petra Diamonds Official from the Cullinan diamond mine, could sell for up to $18 million at Christie's New York auction in June.

It will lead the Christie’s New York jewelry auction in June.

Pandora said the “affordable” jewelry market in the U.S. is growing slower than the overall market.
05/04/2022
Pandora Posts Strong Q1 But Warns of US Slowdown Ahead

Pandora said the “affordable” jewelry market in the U.S. is growing slower than the overall market.

The company said the “affordable” jewelry market in the U.S. is growing slower than the overall market.

Joan Crawford wore the jewels in the 1941 film “When Ladies Meet” and in a print ad for Royal Crown Cola. The suite sold...
05/04/2022
Joan Crawford’s Raymond Yard Suite Sells for $250K

Joan Crawford wore the jewels in the 1941 film “When Ladies Meet” and in a print ad for Royal Crown Cola. The suite sold for $250,000 at Heritage Auctions’ “Spring Fine Jewelry” sale.

The yellow gold and citrine suite soared past estimates at Heritage Auctions’ spring jewelry sale.

The American Gem Society had a slew of awards to present during its annual Conclave event last week in Oklahoma City.
05/04/2022
AGS Hands Out Awards at Titleholders Luncheon

The American Gem Society had a slew of awards to present during its annual Conclave event last week in Oklahoma City.

See who won the Young Titleholder of the Year Award, the Sallie Morton Award, and more.

Columnist and Hiring Squirrels author Peter Smith reflects on the connections he’s made during his time off and explains...
05/03/2022
Squirrel Spotting: A View From a ‘Between-Jobs Guy’

Columnist and Hiring Squirrels author Peter Smith reflects on the connections he’s made during his time off and explains why change is so hard for everyone.

Peter Smith reflects on the connections he’s made during his time off and explains why change is so hard for everyone.

Kacey Musgraves, Blake Lively, and Emma Chamberlain had some of the evening’s most beguiling looks. What was your favori...
05/03/2022
See the Best Jewelry from the Met Gala

Kacey Musgraves, Blake Lively, and Emma Chamberlain had some of the evening’s most beguiling looks. What was your favorite look of the night?

Kacey Musgraves, Blake Lively, and Emma Chamberlain had some of the evening’s most beguiling looks.

In this Amanda’s Style File, Amanda Gizzi showcases emerald jewelry for spring celebrations.
05/03/2022
The 16 Best Emerald Jewels for May

In this Amanda’s Style File, Amanda Gizzi showcases emerald jewelry for spring celebrations.

In this Amanda's Style File, Amanda Gizzi showcases emerald jewelry for spring celebrations.

It’s one of several recent jewelry store distraction thefts, almost all believed to be the work of professionals, accord...
05/02/2022
112 Rings Stolen in NYC Diamond District Distraction Theft

It’s one of several recent jewelry store distraction thefts, almost all believed to be the work of professionals, according to the Jewelers' Security Alliance.

It’s one of several recent jewelry store distraction thefts, almost all believed to be the work of professionals.

We traveled to Oklahoma City last week for American Gem Society's Conclave and we brought back a round-up of the top fiv...
05/02/2022
From Conclave: 5 Retail Trends to Watch

We traveled to Oklahoma City last week for American Gem Society's Conclave and we brought back a round-up of the top five retail trends jewelers need to follow.

From Buy Now, Pay Later to livestream shopping, these are the retail trends jewelers need to follow.

Ben Bridge Jeweler CEO Lisa Bridge, CG, has been elected as president of the American Gem Society's board.
04/29/2022
Lisa Bridge Takes Over as President of AGS Board

Ben Bridge Jeweler CEO Lisa Bridge, CG, has been elected as president of the American Gem Society's board.

She succeeds Underwood Jewelers’ Michael Richards, who completed his term.

Arkansas jeweler Craig Underwood of Underwood's Fine Jewelers is the winner of this year's Robert M. Shipley Award.
04/29/2022
And the 2022 Shipley Award Goes To …

Arkansas jeweler Craig Underwood of Underwood's Fine Jewelers is the winner of this year's Robert M. Shipley Award.

Arkansas jeweler Craig Underwood, a G.G. and C.G.A. who is as involved in his community as he is in the American Gem Society.

There's nothing much to see here today, just a rare and incredible 15-carat vivid blue diamond that sold for more than $...
04/28/2022
15-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Sells for $57.5M

There's nothing much to see here today, just a rare and incredible 15-carat vivid blue diamond that sold for more than $57 million at Sotheby's. Buyer was anonymous.

The third most expensive jewel ever sold at auction, the “De Beers Blue” just missed breaking the blue diamond record.

Peter Smith has been thinking a lot lately about the traits all good leaders possess and he's shared them in his latest ...
04/27/2022
Squirrel Spotting: Leadership, and Why We Might Be Getting It Wrong

Peter Smith has been thinking a lot lately about the traits all good leaders possess and he's shared them in his latest column.

Do you agree?

Peter Smith shares thoughts on the importance of empathy, being honest, investing in employees, and avoiding groupthink.

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Tiffany & Co. is donating $6.5 million to The Nature Conservancy  to support its environmental protec...
04/22/2022
Tiffany Donates Auction Haul to The Nature Conservancy

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Tiffany & Co. is donating $6.5 million to The Nature Conservancy to support its environmental protection efforts.

The $6.5 million in proceeds from the sale of a Patek Philippe watch with a Tiffany Blue dial will be donated to conservation efforts.

Artur Gilowski, 48, made more than $1 million selling stolen merchandise online, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office...
04/21/2022
Man Found Guilty of Running $20M Retail Theft Ring

Artur Gilowski, 48, made more than $1 million selling stolen merchandise online, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Artur Gilowski, 48, made more than $1 million selling stolen merchandise online, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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A BIG thank you to National Jeweler for featuring my Ukrainian Tryzub Pendant Fundraiser as Piece of the Week! Slava Ukraini! 💙🙏🏼🇺🇦
A big THANK YOU to Lenore Fedow at National Jeweler for featuring my Ukrainian Tryzub as the piece of the week! Slava Ukraini! 💙🙏🏼🇺🇦
Is your jewelry store ready for in-case and custom bridal demands? National Jeweler reports that the number of weddings is expected to near 2.5 million in the US this year, a number not seen since 1984. . . #JewelryIndustry #Bridal #Wedding #WeddingRing #WeddingBand #BridalJewelry
Stephen Lussier, who spent his career ensuring consumers’ love affair with diamonds was forever, is retiring. The longtime De Beers executive just announced that he will step down from the diamond company this spring. He will also be accepting the GEM Awards for Lifetime Achievement this month! Join National Jeweler next Monday for a Q&A with Stephen Lussier #gemawards #webinar
Thank you so much National Jeweler. We are really honoured. 💚💚💚
Just when we need it most, in comes amethyst, full of optimism and bringing joy and brightness. Amethyst’s bright and deep saturated purple tone is regal yet playful. Check out today’s edition of Amanda’s Style File via National Jeweler featuring the February birthstone! #stylefile #birthstone #february https://www.nationaljeweler.com/articles/10585-amanda-s-style-file-amethyst-chic
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Thrilled to have my latest collection featured in National Jeweler! Thank you Brecken Branstrator and National Jeweler for writing about my work!
Let’s recap the year with the National Jeweler team! Join us for the last webinar of the year to discuss the headlines, events and trends that shaped the year in jewelry #webinar https://www.nationaljeweler.com/webinars/27-looking-back-on-2021
Tune in tomorrow for National Jeweler's webinar at 2PM EST! Fine jewelry specialist Joanna Hardy will delve into the final book in her gemstone trilogy, “Sapphire.” Recently out from Thames & Hudson, it charts the gemstone’s fascinating history and significance in human culture. In conversation with Senior Editor, Fashion, Ashley Davis, Hardy will explore some of the spectacular jewels featured in “Sapphire,” from sapphire jewelry in royal collections to pieces from great contemporary makers. https://www.nationaljeweler.com/webinars/26-jewelry-expert-joanna-hardy-talks-all-things-sapphire
National Jeweler speaks to 10 retailers on why they expect the diamond boom to continue. “There are plenty of affluent customers out there but wearability is key and relation to lifestyle is very important. We need casual expensive things—things that can be worn not just for our fanciest occasions, which most of us are doing a lot of less of.” . . #diamond #diamonds #RetailTrends #JewelryIndustry
Thank you to National Jeweler for including our citrine drop earrings in their November birthstone round-up! https://www.nationaljeweler.com/articles/10317-amanda-s-style-file-golden-november-birthstones