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Cartier Pays Record $27 Million for Jadeite Necklace at Sotheby’s
April 8, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
On April 6, Cartier beat out eight bidders to pay a world record $27.44 million for a legendary jadeite necklace at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong—in a sale that also set a world-...
Dr. John Emmett
March 13, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Accredited Gemologists Association has named Dr. John Emmett the recipient of the prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology. On Feb. 5, Emmett accepted the award for...
March 12, 2014
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
Despite reports of a slowdown in Chinese luxury spending, the mood at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, held March 5–9 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, was upbeat, as...
March 11, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Colored stone cutter and specialist Reginald Miller died on March 9 at age 93.
From Mine to Store: Katherine Jetter’s Cut Opal Flower Ring
March 5, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When Katherine Jetter’s opal distributors told her that cutting into opals was considered verboten, she didn’t abandon her plan to create blossoms with the iridescent gems. “I really fought with my...
Jewelry designer Laura Gibson at JCK Tucson 2014, her first show in six years
February 13, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Retailer attendance at the inaugural JCK Tucson 2014, held Feb. 3–8 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, was strong—to the tune of employees from 1,800 stores visiting—and ended on a...
Blue azurite with malachite from Bisbee, Ariz., from Gangi Gems
February 10, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
“We’re up about 3 percent over last year—which was a very big year—in companies attending, and 120 percent in attitudes,” confided Doug Hucker to JCK during AGTA GemFair Tucson, Feb. 4–9. The...
Pantone's Radiant Orchid for fall 2014
February 10, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Expect to journey on a surreal color odyssey for fall 2014. This news is courtesy of self-proclaimed color authority Pantone Color Institute in Carlstadt, N.J., which revealed its fall 2014 color...
Ann Lin’s Opera House-Inspired Ring Takes a Bow
February 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
It seems only appropriate that this deeply dramatic ring was inspired by the Teatro alla Scala, the iconic Milanese opera house famous for its grand architecture and even grander theatrics. Jewelry...
JCK 5: Gem Week Shows You Won’t Want to Miss
February 2, 2014
By JCK Staff
The Sonora blooms with color in February. These shows offer some of the best selections.
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