News

How De Beers (May Have) Bounced Back

No one will say that 2020 was a good year for the diamond industry—or the world. But for De Beers, at least, 2021 is starting on an upbeat note.

By Rob Bates
February 26, 2021


DMIA Elects Stuart Samuels As New President

On Feb. 9, the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) chose Stuart Samuels (pictured) as its new president. Samuels, a principal with Premier Gem Corp. in New York City, has long been involved with the group. He succeeds Ronnie Vanderlinden, who has headed the group since 2013.

By Rob Bates
February 26, 2021

Antique & Estate Jewelry

Blogs: All That Glitters

Meet The Fiercely Charming Mick Edwards (aka @missmickster)

I don’t normally double over with laughter while interviewing jewelers, but this happened several times during a recent conversation with Mick Edwards, wherein allusions to Nabokov novels and a barrage of good-natured f-bombs were often uttered in the same breath.

By Amy Elliott  |  February 25, 2021

Is Aquamarine a Favorite Gemstone of Yours, Too?

It feels so good to even be thinking the word aquamarine, because it means that we’re talking March, and March is well on its way to spring.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  February 23, 2021


Bridal

2021: Stuller’s Year of the Wedding

Most of us were happy to say good riddance to 2020. It was a year fraught with heartache, fear, financial uncertainty, racial unrest, and a deep political divide.

By Stuller  |  January 19, 2021

Trends

Heritage Brand Georg Jensen Adds To Its Iconic Moonlight Grapes Series

Iconic Danish jewelry and tabletop brand Georg Jensen helped shape our understanding of ever-coveted Scandinavian design.

By Emili Vesilind
February 26, 2021


Feb. 26 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Will we see a “great reckoning” in retail? C.D. Peacock defends itself against employee charges. The story on pigeon diamond-smuggling.

By Rob Bates
February 26, 2021

How Designer Cindy Liebel Made Big Strides With A Small Marketing Budget

A year ago, Fredericksburg, Va.–based designer Cindy Liebel was hoping to ride the coattails of her accomplishments in 2019—her best business year since the founding of her line in 2014.

By Amy Elliott  |  February 19, 2021


Industry

Technology

The Plumb Club Augments TPC-365 Adding Virtual Member Showrooms

The Plumb Club, a New York–based coalition of suppliers in all facets of the jewelry, diamond, and watch sectors, met the industry’s needs in 2020 by creating TPC-365, a B2B virtual platform

By The Plumb Club  |  January 11, 2021

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