J.C. Penney Closing 130 to 140 Stores

That’s about 13 to 14 percent of its store fleet

Rob Bates | February 24, 2017

Diamonds Make the World a Better Place

Valentine’s Day is the ideal opportunity for all of us in the trade to remind ourselves and consumers why diamonds are the ultimate symbol of authentic love and commitment. Because they are billion-year-old miracles of nature, diamonds have the magic to communicate sincerity and depth of emotion in...

Jean-Marc Lieberherr | February 13, 2017
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How Blue Nile Is—and Isn’t—Like Dollar Shave Club

New buyer Bain Capital looks like it will double down on diamonds

Rob Bates | February 24, 2017 | Cutting Remarks

WJA Announces Its Hall of Fame Honorees

The influential jewelry pros will be honored in NYC July 24

Emili Vesilind | February 24, 2017

Swiss Watch Exports Still Showing Declines

But exports to the United States rose 5 percent in January

Rob Bates | February 23, 2017

Jewelers’ Security Alliance Adds Burglary Video

The seven-minute video gives tips for jewelers to protect themselves

Rob Bates | February 23, 2017

Past Perfect: Roberto Coin’s Appassionata Bracelet

Here it is: the bracelet that put Roberto Coin on the map. Marking the debut of the designer’s first-ever eponymous jewelry line, it was unveiled in 1996 as part of the Appassionata collection. Named for the Italian word for “passion,” Appassionata remains the brand’s signature collection...

Amy Elliott | February 23, 2017 | All That Glitters

Court Upholds Leviev Arbitration Award Against Julius Klein

The arbitration stems from the dissolution of the two parties’ partnership

Rob Bates | February 22, 2017

Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Feb. 22

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

Rob Bates | February 22, 2017

Oscar Heyman Is the Subject of a New Book by Boston’s MFA

The book is the first full-fledged compendium of the firm’s work

Emili Vesilind | February 22, 2017
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