10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 17



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

Indiana Jeweler Shot in Home Invasion

On Sept. 15, Gary Thrapp, owner of G. Thrapp Jewelers in Indianapolis, was shot twice in the abdomen after two robbers entered his home.

New Company Producing Colorless Synthetic Diamonds

Yet another company plans to start producing colorless, lab-grown synthetic diamonds—except this one claims its stones are bigger and of better quality than others on the market.

Jeweler Uses Facebook to Catch Shoplifter

Renn Farmer, owner of the Renn’s Nest in Monroe, N.C., used Facebook to help catch an elderly suspect who had stolen from her store on Sept. 18.

Jewelers Weigh in on Blake Lively’s Lorraine Schwartz Ring

Since tying the knot with Ryan Reynolds on Sept. 9, Blake Lively and her engagement ring have been the talk of the Web.

Embee Diamonds Unveils Magen David Diamond Cut

Embee Diamond Technologies has debuted the Magen David diamond cut to celebrate the 2012 Jewish high holy days.

Designer Does Not Own Van Cleef Creations, Court Rules

Van Cleef & Arpels has won an intellectual property case in a Paris court against a former employee who claimed he owned the designs he created.

New Bridal Jewelry That’ll Have Customers Saying “I Do

From engagement rings both edgy and classic (hello, halo!) to mixed metal and diamond-studded bands, these jewels will have your soon-to-be-married shoppers swooning.

Cutting Remarks: The Troubled Rebirth of Bailey Banks & Biddle

Bailey Banks & Biddle was born in the 19th century, but for a while it looked like it wouldn’t last long in the 21st.

How Jewelers Are Thinking Outside the Precious Metal Box

As visionary designers push the boundaries of fine jewelry, so-called nonprecious metals are becoming more valuable to everyday customers.

Up Close and Personal With Jewelry Designer Jane Bohan

The delightful designer creates pieces with blackened sterling, exotic woods, and colored gems that will surely strike your fancy.