Lucara Ends Deal With HB Antwerp

Lucara Diamond, owner of the Karowe mine in Botswana, has ended its deal to sell its largest stones to HB Antwerp, following what Lucara called “a material breach of financial commitments by HB.”

By Rob Bates
September 28, 2023

SEC Claims Florida Diamond Dealer Misappropriated Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed suit against now-defunct Diamond Desk Corporation and its owner, Adam J. Lowe, charging they misled investors about their plan to sell fancy colored diamonds.

By Rob Bates
September 28, 2023

Colored Stones






Marrow Fine to Open Chicago Boutique This Fall

For all its sunny Southern California vibes, Marrow Fine, a San Diego–based fine jewelry retailer, has garnered quite a following in Chicago, where the company has held three to four pop-up events annually over the past five years.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  September 20, 2023

The Latest Brooches for a Fabulously Festooned Fall

It’s finally happened, the moment so many of us have been waiting for—sweater weather. I knew summer was really on its way out after a string of 90-plus-degree days melted into cooler nights and brisk mornings.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  September 20, 2023


Knowledge and Skills for Today’s Hot Topics

Stay on top of pressing industry topics and expand your product knowledge with Continuing Education by the GIA Alumni Collective.

By GIA Alumni Collective  |  September 11, 2023


Sia Taylor Reimagines a Meadow Walk in Delicate New Collection

Jewelry designer Sia Taylor sees A Golden Seed as both a reflection on her 15 years of work in fine jewelry and a meditation on nature, sculpture, and gold’s preciousness. The new collection sprouted from Taylor’s signature collection of dots, showing her craftsmanship and progression as a jeweler, she says.

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis
September 28, 2023

Pure Earth to Honor Iris Van der Veken

Pure Earth, an organization devoted to fighting global pollution, will present Iris Van der Veken, executive director of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, with its 2023 Pure Earth Impact Award in a ceremony to be held Oct. 16 in New York City.

By Rob Bates
September 28, 2023

Type Jewelry Spells Out “Chic” In All Caps

The well-heeled crowd that shops Bergdorf Goodman may have noticed that the Fifth Avenue grande dame department store has recently been making space for a number of indie designers on its jewelry floor.

Amy Elliott

By Amy Elliott  |  September 21, 2023


Permanent Jewelry: A Retail-Ready Rising Trend

Presenting virtually unlimited possibilities for personalization through different combinations of chain styles, metals, and add-ons—along with a memorable customer experience—permanent jewelry is here to stay.

By Rio Grande  |  September 04, 2023


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