10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 10



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

Smyth Jewelers Takes Over Bailey Banks & Biddle

Bailey Banks & Biddle Group has hired Baltimore-based Smyth Jewelers to manage the company’s nine locations.

Dallas Jeweler’s Stolen Goods Said to Turn Up at GIA Hong Kong

Two diamonds said to be stolen from a Dallas retailer have turned up at the Gemological Institute of America’s Hong Kong lab—and now the retailer has launched a court case to determine their true ownership.

GIA Discovers Lead Glass-Filled Synthetic Ruby

The trade has coped with lead glass-filled rubies, but recently the Gemological Institute of America discovered a filled synthetic ruby it calls “a new low.”

Gold Price Hits Six-Month High as More Gains Seen

The price of gold hit a six-month high last week, causing some forecasters to predict the metal’s price will start to rise again.

The PANTONE Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013

According to the 49-year-old color authority, spring 2013 is a “balancing act,” full of soothing neutrals and energizing bright colors.

Retailers Bank On Breakup Jewelry

Relationships end every day, leaving people with heartache, frustration, and, often, a whole drawer of sentimental jewelry. Two companies figured out what to do with it.

What Millennial Jewelry Buyers Want

Younger consumers think differently. Dr. Kit Yarrow has cracked their code.

Cutting Remarks: David Yurman Going Public?

If one looks at what is going on at David Yurman, it certainly seems like the company is building toward something, and that just might be an IPO.

David Yurman Appoints Retail Analyst as CFO

David Yurman has appointed Adrianne Shapira as chief financial officer.

Two Forecasts Predict Strong Holiday Season

Holiday spending will rise over last year, according to the first two retail forecasts for the upcoming year-end sales season.