A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.
On July 4, Terry Staggs of Richmond, Ky., unearthed a 2.95 ct. brown diamond at Arkansas’ famous Crater of Diamonds State Park.
The ABC News show The Lookout says two New York City jewelers did not properly disclose the diamonds they sold were fracture-filled and sold gems with inflated appraisals.
In an event that has spurred a worldwide debate on manners, a checkout clerk at a London store refused service to a shopper who was talking on her cellular phone until she hung up.
On July 3, Steve Magner, former executive vice president of precious jewelry at Neiman Marcus in Texas, died at the age of 63.
A Russian retail chain is experimenting with facial recognition technology that can read customers’ sex and age—and their emotions.
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers with 50 or more full-time employees provide them health insurance is being delayed for one year, the Treasury Department announced July 2.
One lucky couple is now getting a refund because of the precipitation on their big day.
Signet Jewelers has announced that Rob Anderson, CEO of Signet’s U.K. division, will leave the company at the end of July.
A price-on-request stunner was worn by actress Naomi Watts during filming of the upcoming film about Princess Diana, but we’ll have to wait until the release to know if it made the final cut.
Kara Ross New York has appointed Diane M. McNulty as president.