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WD Loses Patent Fight Against Fenix Diamonds

More than a year after WD Lab Grown Diamonds and Carnegie Institution of Washington filed suit against six competitors for purportedly infringing on Carnegie’s diamond-growing patents, a New York judge tossed their claims against the sole remaining defendant, Fenix Diamonds. On June 16, Judge Jed S. Rakoff granted Fenix’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that…

By Rob Bates
June 21, 2021


Charles Garnier Head, OroAmerica Founder Benhamou Dies

Guy Benhamou (pictured), who headed both the Charles Garnier Paris and OroAmerica jewelry brands, died on June 9 of cancer. He was 69. In 1977, Benhamou founded OroAmerica with Gianfranco Proia, whose shares Benhamou eventually bought out. The gold chain company was known for attention-getting gimmicks such as having Mr. T advertise “Rope Chain…for the…

By Rob Bates
June 21, 2021

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5 Key Gold Themes In Roberto Coin’s 2021 Collection

Roberto Coin is many things—idle is not one of them. The Italian jeweler, originally from Venice but now based in nearby Vicenza, aka the City of Gold, is a prolific creator, responsive to trends without being a slave to them.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  June 16, 2021

9 Pieces That Prove Gold and Pearls Are a Match Made in Jewelry Heaven

Although it’s been gradual, the transformation of the pearl over the past two decades, from a ladylike accessory favored by brides and grandmothers into, arguably, the gem world’s most promising and provocative player, is the jewelry story of the 2020s.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  June 16, 2021


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3 Reasons to Buy Diamonds on the Zing® Platform

In today’s market, you need to offer a large and accurate inventory, fast delivery, competitive pricing, and reselling options—all while keeping costs low.

By Jewelers Mutual Group  |  June 21, 2021

Trends

Sotheby’s to Accept Cryptocurrency for 101 Carat Diamond

On July 9 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will auction a 101.38 ct. pear-shape D color flawless diamond for an estimated $10 million to $15 million—and it’s accepting cryptocurrency from the highest bidder. This is notable because a) major jewelry auction houses don’t typically accept cryptocurrency, and b) the diamond’s imminent sale sets a new record…

By Emili Vesilind
June 21, 2021


Social Media Updates For June 2021

Now that June is already more than halfway over (how did that happen?), here are a few recent announcements you may have missed from the social media apps you and your businesses use most. Instagram introduces ads to Reels As part of its effort to be a moneymaker for influential users, Instagram has introduced ads…

By Brittany Siminitz
June 21, 2021

Eye Jewelry You Won’t Soon Forget The Sight Of

As we saw a few weeks back with the example of hand jewelry (that is, jewelry fashioned after the appearance of hands, not the kind simply worn on them), designs that celebrate our body parts are big sellers.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  June 16, 2021


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5 Highly Effective Ways To Maximize Your Digital Presence

It used to be that if you weren’t listed in the Yellow Pages, your customers would never find you. Today, the same is true of the internet. But simply having a digital storefront and a Facebook page aren’t enough to send shoppers through your doors.

By RDI Diamonds  |  June 14, 2021

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