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Shreve, Crump & Low Owner David Walker Dies

David Walker (pictured), president and owner of Boston’s Shreve, Crump & Low, generally considered one of America’s oldest jewelers, has died, the company said in a statement. No further information was available at the time of publication. Walker was the son of a Wellesley, Mass., jeweler, who discouraged him from going into the business. Walker…

By Rob Bates
October 21, 2021


Former Signet CFO Joins Shinola Parent Co. Bedrock Manufacturing

Michele Santana (pictured), the former chief financial officer of Signet, has become the chief financial officer of Bedrock Manufacturing, the Detroit-based parent company of Shinola and Filson. In her new role, she will report to Bedrock’s executive chairman, Mark Light, who was CEO of Signet when Santana worked there. Santana served as Signet’s chief financial…

By Rob Bates
October 21, 2021

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NDC x Lorraine Schwartz Unveil EDDI Collections On Moda Operandi

In January, JCK reported on the introduction of the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative (EDDI), a new program powered by the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) and Lorraine Schwartz.

Amy Elliott

By Amy Elliott  |  October 18, 2021

Gem Dealer Dave Bindra on the State of Colored Stones

If you love colored stones and you don’t follow Dave Bindra (aka @gemfluencer, pictured above) on Instagram, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  October 18, 2021


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Scott Hardy: The Legend of a Western Silversmith

At home on the range in Calgary, Alberta, rancher and master jeweler Scott Hardy derives his designs from the fortitude of cowboys and the vast beauty of the West.

By Rio Grande  |  October 18, 2021

Trends

Karina Brez Jewelry Launches New Collection And Palm Beach Boutique

With lush emerald greens, Palomino ultra-suede displays, and a geometric crystal chandelier, the new Karina Brez Jewelry location in Palm Beach, Fla., will serve as a flagship store for the equine-inspired brand as well as an expression of Brez’s personal style. The shop, which opens Nov. 19, incorporates both Brez’s romantic aesthetic—think velvet drapes and…

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By Karen Dybis
October 21, 2021


Phillips’ New Online Selling Exhibition Embraces A “New Modernism”

Last fall, we reported on the debut of Flawless, a unique online selling platform at Phillips, the international auction house. After launching with fine jewelry by noted British designer Shaun Leane, Flawless later bowed Woman to Woman, a collaborative sale of pieces selected by Vivienne Becker, noted jewelry author, historian, and founder of Vivarium, the…

Amy Elliott

By Amy Elliott
October 21, 2021

7 New Tourmaline Jewels That Epitomize The Gem’s Chameleon-Like Appeal

With one of the widest color ranges of any gem, tourmalines are the colored-stone equivalent of chameleons.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  October 18, 2021


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Busting Common Diamond Shopping Myths

Purchasing a diamond can be complicated. It’s an important and expensive purchase, and there are scores of long-standing myths that have mystified and muddled the buying process.

By RDI Diamonds  |  October 11, 2021

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