10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 3



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

Michelle Obama Rocks the DNC in Kimberly McDonald Earrings

Almost immediately after first lady Michelle Obama finished her speech at the Sept. 4 Democratic National Convention, inquiring minds wanted to know—what was she wearing?

Surprise! People are Happy With Their De Beers Class Action Checks

The first De Beers class action checks have been received, and from what I hear, industry folk are surprisingly happy with them.

Man Sentenced for Selling Fake Gold

On Aug. 30, a man charged with selling more than $500,000 in fake gold jewelry to buyers of scrap metal was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to 15 counts of fraud.

Ultra Stores, Filene’s Battle Over Lost Profits

Ultra Stores, which ran the jewelry departments for Filene’s Basement, says the liquidating retailer now owes it $6.3 million in lost profits—but Filene’s attorneys disagree.

Weinrich Promoted to Top Role at JCK Events

Yancy Weinrich has been promoted to the top post at JCK Events, and three other team members have received promotions as well.

What Can Retailers Learn From the Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry Line for Blue Nile?

The well-known bridal couturier designs a bridal jewelry line just for the online merchant, but retailers can make the idea their own by partnering with more accessible names

Judge Dismisses Lazare Kaplan Case Versus Antwerp Bank

On Sept. 5, a New York federal judge dismissed Lazare Kaplan’s widely-watched $500 million suit against Antwerp Diamond Bank, ruling the case would be better tried in Belgium.

3 Fashion’s Night Out Events to Visit at New York City Jewelers

FNO took place nationwide this week, and merchants everywhere were planning their own unique fetes.

Leonard Luria Dies

Leonard Luria, former chairman and CEO of the L. Luria and Son chain, died Sept. 3 at age 89.

Jewelry Veteran Brings Quirky Opulence to First Retail Store

Auction house veteran Simon Teakle opens a highly curated jewelry store in Greenwich, Conn.