The Credit Conundrum: What Retailers Need for the New Lending Landscape

The Great Recession is over, but its aftereffects are still having an outsize effect on the jewelry industry when it comes to obtaining bank financing. When the recession’s credit crisis prompted financial institutions to pull back on lending, small and independent businesses of all stripes...

Martha C. White | February 5, 2016
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Latest News & Trends

Peggy Gottlieb Joins Christie’s

The Los Angeles–based estate jewelry appraiser will work on West Coast acquisitions

Logan Sachon | February 12, 2016

Alex and Ani Denies IPO Talk

The company has purchased its longtime manufacturer Cinerama, formerly co-owned by its CEO

Rob Bates | February 12, 2016

12 Jewelry Trends: Gold Layering Jewelry

The price of gold is making it more appealing to designers and consumers alike

Jennifer Heebner | February 12, 2016 | Style 360

Style Spotlight: 12 Silver Stacking Bangles

The price of silver makes bangles accessible, so encourage shoppers to pile pieces high on the arm in a variety of widths and looks. Here are 12 new looks worth stocking. Wave bangle in silver, $54; Stuller Hinged Silver bangle with rhodium plating, $150; Artistry Pavé Slice...

Jennifer Heebner | February 12, 2016 | Style 360

Pantone Releases Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016

Color directions for 2016 “continue to evolve toward an antidote to modern stresses for both designers and wearers,” according to the color authority

Jennifer Heebner | February 12, 2016

Endless Jewelry Founder Plans “H&M of Jewelry”

Jesper Nielsen is aiming for 500 stores by the end of 2018

Rob Bates | February 11, 2016

Pierre Jacques Named CEO of MCT

Jacques is 15-year veteran of the watch industry and was most recently the CEO of De Bethune

Logan Sachon | February 11, 2016

Michael Benavente, Karen Bradbury to Honor Sol Meller at LA Marathon

The pair will raise funds for cancer research in memory of Meller, who died last year

Logan Sachon | February 11, 2016

Blue Nile Sees Revenues Fall, Announces Second Webroom

The company’s next retail store will open in White Plains, N.Y., this summer

Rob Bates | February 11, 2016

Michigan’s Van Sweden Jewelers to Close After 40 Years

Owner Dan Van Sweden will return to being a full-time dad

Emili Vesilind | February 11, 2016

Wedding Collection Spotlight: Daria de Koning’s New Engagement Ring Line

The New York City–based designer branches out to bridal with her love of round-looking silhouettes

Jennifer Heebner | February 11, 2016 | Style 360

Belair Time Corp. Founder Ilse Grunwald Dies

She and her husband, Ernest Grunwald, both immigrants, built the company from her family business after World War II

Logan Sachon | February 10, 2016

Interview With a Director of the New Lab-Grown Diamond Association

“We won’t replace mined diamonds,” says Richard Garard, the group’s new secretary general

Rob Bates | February 10, 2016 | Cutting Remarks

Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Feb. 10

JCK’s Diamond Wednesday roundup of stories that have the trade talking

Rob Bates | February 10, 2016

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The Overgrading Saga Continues: A Lawsuit Targets the Lawyer

Texas jeweler Diamond Doctor files suit against Tennessee lawyer Brian Manookian

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