10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of June 17



A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

Analysts Predict Gold Will Drop to $1,200

Commodities analysts at Societe Generale recently predicted the price of gold could sink as low as $1,200 an ounce now that the gold bubble has burst.

Gold Sinks Below $1,300 to Hit 2½-Year Low

After the most recent trading session, $1,200 doesn’t seem too far off anymore.

JCK’s Design Center Announces Top 50 Retail Stores

JCK’s Design Center named ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, Calif., its top retail store at the 10th annual Designer Retailer Awards on June 2 during JCK Las Vegas 2013.

Online Sales Tax Bill Having Tough Time in House

The Senate has passed a bill requiring online companies to collect sales tax, but the legislation is facing a rough ride in the House of Representatives.

Couture, National Jeweler Owner Purchase Completed

Private-equity fund Onex Corp. has completed its acquisition of Nielsen Expositions—owner of Couture, National Jeweler, and the JA Show, as well as number of other non-jewelry properties.

Jewelry Crime Stories: June 7–14

“Man steals $100K worth of necklaces from Tiffany & Co. flagship,” and other jewelry crime stories from the past week.

Infographic: What Can You Get for the Price of a Celebrity Engagement Ring?

One could buy 927 engagement rings with the money spent on Paris Hilton’s engagement ring.

The Ring Liaison Coaches Men on Engagement Ring Shopping

Molly Clarke, founder of The Ring Liaison, aims to alleviate the stress of engagement ring shopping. 

The Best of Las Vegas 2013: Part 2

A designer whose work borrows from the imagery of 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, a 3-D printed gold pendant, and other things that caught my attention during jewelry market week.

AGS Lab No Longer Grading Synthetics

The American Gem Society grading lab will no longer issue reports for lab-grown diamonds, officials tell JCK.