10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 24



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

Banks Predict Huge Gains for Gold

The gold price has not shown much movement for most of the year, but now some prominent forecasters say jewelers may be in for yet another roller-coaster ride.

Brooke Astor’s 22.84 Carat Engagement Ring Sells for $1.2 Million at Sotheby’s

Jewelry from the estate of Brooke Astor, philanthropist and legendary New York society figure, fetched $5.7 million at Sotheby’s New York.

Christie’s Auctioning Legendary 76 Carat D-Flawless Diamond

Christie’s expects the world-famous 76.02 ct. D-IF Archduke Joseph Diamond to fetch $15 million at its Nov. 13 auction in Geneva.

Alrosa Finds 158 Carat Diamond

Earlier this month, Russian diamond miner Alrosa uncovered a diamond that is one for the books—the gem weighs a whopping 158.2 cts.

The Big List: Who Wore What Jewelry to the 2012 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Deco-inspired jewels and statement earrings commanded the most attention on Sunday night.

The Emmys’ Red Carpet: The Jewelry Twitter-Verse Reacts

Last night, members of the jewelry industry invaded the Twitter-sphere to talk about their favorite accessories at the 64th Primetime Emmys.

Off the Chain: 24-7 Jewelry Party People

The past week’s jewelry and watch parties reminded me of the No. 1 reason why I like this so business so much. (Free booze is a close second.)

Pandora, Chamilia Settle Suit

On Sept. 24, Pandora agreed to settle its lawsuit with Chamilia over its bead rival’s co-branded products with Swarovski.

Social Networks Don’t Drive Sales, Study Finds

Posting on Facebook might help your brand image, but don’t expect it to actually increase sales, according to a new study.

Layna and Alan Friedman Design Engagement Ring for Jersey Shore Star JWoww

Displaying her new engagement ring on her tanned and manicured finger, Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley announced that she is joining her partner in crime, Snooki, on the path to the altar.