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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
December 19, 2014
Listening to LVMH watch chief Jean-Claude Biver talk about smartwatches, it sometimes seems like he’s going through the five stages of grief.Denial: “A smartwatch is programmed to become...
December 19, 2014
This week: Is jeweler’s going-out-of-business sale for real? The watch that helps you park your car. The Grammy-nominated singer with jeweler parents. All below. Overall holiday sales ...
December 19, 2014
On Dec. 3, fresh off his appointment as the global manager of the EGL network, Menahem Sevdermish told me that EGL International was closing down. Later he walked that back a bit to National Jeweler...
December 17, 2014
Every year I like to do the JCK holiday ad roundup in a different way. I’ve gotten input from my youngish coworkers, jewelry people on Twitter, and marketing gurus.
December 12, 2014
This week: Indian prime minister looks into Putin’s eyes, sees diamonds. Woman has ring returned after 55 years. One-year-old North West continues to subsidize our industry. All below....
December 12, 2014
It’s holiday time—and the media is talking about diamonds. (Yay, says the industry.) And, in contrast to most years, the stories are positive. (Yay again.) Except it’s lab-grown diamonds. (And now...
December 11, 2014
Blue Nile sent out a press release this week touting a new survey on diamond prices. At first, I dismissed it as just a sales pitch (which, to be fair, most press releases are). But when you strip...
December 5, 2014
This week: Black Friday rises in the U.K., but fades in the U.S. Diamond District robbery suspect nabbed. Find a diamond in a candle. All below. Scott Kay has died. Awful news. Our...
December 4, 2014
Chow Tai Fook is the largest jeweler in the world as far as sales, with nearly $10 billion in revenue annually. In the United States, the 2,077-store retailer is best known for its purchase of...
December 4, 2014
Aside from the various lab-grading issues it raises, the story of EGL International is instructive as an example of how fast information can spread in the current age. In May, a Nashville,...
November 26, 2014
This week: Woman works seven decades at same jewelry store. Iowa jeweler’s immigration battle. And, you can get watches with Napoleon’s hair. All below. Daniel’s Jewelers acquired by...
November 26, 2014
We’re, uh, No. 1.In an effort to sniff out the best deals on Black Friday, personal finance site WalletHub combed through 22 mass-merchant circulars. It will not shock JCK readers that...
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