10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of June 4



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

Jeweler Killed at California Flea Market

Ignacio Cervantes, 74, was shot and killed on June 2 while working at the Stockton Flea Market in Stockton, Calif.

J.C. Penney Now Using the Word ‘Sales’

Following big drops in revenues and profits following the launch of its new Fair and Square policy, J.C. Penney is now using the word sale again.

JCK TV: JCK Las Vegas 2012 in Review

Check up on all the jewelry, trends, and action from JCK Las Vegas 2012 with JCK publisher Mark Smelzer and editor in chief Victoria Gomelsky.

Live from JCK Las Vegas: Colors and Silhouettes in New Collections

On the show floor, new jewelry designs highlight these hot colors and others, including the ongoing green trend (particularly emeralds) and black rocks such as onyx, jet, and more‹some with matte finishes for a decidedly contemporary effect.

Pandora Opens Venetian Concept Store

Pandora Italy opened its first owned and operated concept store in Venice today.

Cool People and Stuff I Found During JCK Las Vegas 2012

Walking the JCK Las Vegas Show floor this year allowed me to meet jewelers and retailers I had only interacted with on social media or via email, as well as stumble upon some great surprises.

Cutting Remarks: Forevermark CEO: Why We’re NOT Going Retail

Forevermark CEO Stephen Lussier talked with JCK about the future of the proprietary De Beers brand, the impact of the end of the De Beers antitrust settlement, and why you won’t see Forevermark go retail.

More Memorable Moments From JCK Las Vegas 2012

You didn’t think I could fit all of the show’s greatest moments in one blog post, did you

Retail Executives Say Full Economic Recovery is Years Away

Most retail executives don’t predict the U.S. economy will fully recover until 2014, according to the 2012 Retail Outlook Survey from accounting firm KPMG.

Cutting Remarks: About That Parcel of Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds

An update on the synthetic diamond situation.