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Jewelers Cleaning Up, Helping Out After Hurricane Ian Hits

The news headlines and stories say it all: “Hurricane Ian Pulverized Fort Myers Beach.” “Ian Bludgeons Southwest Florida with Devastating Winds and Storm Surge.” “Ian Leaves Flooding and Damage Across Florida.” Jewelers and jewelry store owners within Hurricane Ian’s storm path from Florida through the Carolinas say the rain, winds, and flooding were devastating. Ian…

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis
October 03, 2022

Kay Says Lab-Created Earrings “May Include Natural Diamonds”

The day has finally come—a lab-grown diamond piece is being sold that notes that it may contain natural diamonds. A Kay Outlet listing for ¼ ct. t.w. lab-created diamond earrings contains the note: “*Due to supply constraints, these earrings may include natural diamonds.” The owner of Kay, Signet Jewelers, did not return a request for…

By Rob Bates
October 03, 2022


Top Tips to Maximize Your Chances in the Jewelers’ Choice Awards

It may seem early, but it’s already time to get your entries ready for the 2023 Jewelers’ Choice Awards (JCAs for those in the know).

By Natalie Chomet  |  September 22, 2022

Strike Up The (Cigar) Band!

Cigar bands, sometimes known as cylinder rings, are the wedding jewelry equivalents of a classically tailored suit: They boast a perennially chic vibe thanks to clean lines that lend the designs a resolutely modern feel (not to mention an enduring cross-gender appeal).

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  September 21, 2022


Turquoise: Rich With History And Versatility

Turquoise. The world’s oldest gemstone. Centuries ago, this timeless blue-green mineral made its way into the jewelry industry, and it’s still making a name for itself today.

By Rio Grande  |  September 06, 2022


Pinterest’s Top Halloween Costumes for 2022 (and How Jewelers Can Use Them)

It’s October, and even though Halloween comes on the very last day of the month, it is no doubt the headliner. With that in mind, Pinterest released its Top 10 Halloween costume predictions on Sept. 30, with information based on the platform’s internal search data. How does this help jewelers? It’s probable that the average…

By Brittany Siminitz
October 03, 2022

Supplier News: Week Of Oct. 3

Fairmined 100 Challenge Sees Debut of More Than 100 New Jewelry Collections The Fairmined 100 Challenge, a contest created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining inviting brands and designers to create new collections made of Fairmined gold, silver, or gold plating, closed its entries on Aug. 31. While the challenge sought to launch 100 collections,…

By Brittany Siminitz
October 03, 2022

Britt’s Pick: Bibi van der Velden’s Unicorn on a Pearl

A unicorn. So much more than the magical creature we often see emblazoned upon children’s clothing and accessories (which are basically everywhere you look). The unicorn is a symbol of uniqueness, bravery, freedom, innocence, pride—its interpretations are numerous.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  September 27, 2022


Making Ethics and Social Responsibility Core to Your Diamond Business

The diamond business is abuzz with talk of ethics and social responsibility. And for good reason: Customers want to feel good about their diamond purchases.

By RDI Diamonds  |  August 15, 2022


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