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Trendy Or Just Plain Fun, Interactive Jewelry Is Grabbing Attention

Some people go for jewelry that’s all glitz and glamour, and as I walked around the JCK show for the first time two weeks ago, I can now say I completely understand and respect that. As for me, I learned through that massive, wonderful jewelry show that I have a definite thing for…interactive jewelry. It’s…

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis
June 24, 2022

De Beers Forevermark Cuts Loose, Riling Retailers

Starting next year, the De Beers Forevermark brand will take over distribution of its loose diamonds and require that its gemstones be sold only in its bridal designs—a change some retailers and suppliers are not too happy with. Until now, “the retailer selected a [loose Forevermark] diamond and put it into some form of mounting…

By Rob Bates
June 24, 2022


That’s a Wrap on the 30th Anniversary of JCK Las Vegas

The 30th edition of the JCK show in Las Vegas closed on June 13, its attendance numbers exceeding pre-pandemic levels of 2019.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  June 22, 2022

The Hottest Gold Style At JCK Las Vegas 2022

Judging by the new collections that debuted at the 2022 JCK and Luxury shows in Las Vegas, the must-have jewelry staple of the year is—drumroll, please!—a gold medallion.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  June 21, 2022


How To Give Engagement Shoppers What They Want

Today’s diamond buyers, largely millennials and Gen Zers, are well-informed. They expect high-quality diamonds and want to know what styles are trending before they make a purchase, especially when it comes to an important decision like an engagement ring.

By RDI Diamonds  |  June 20, 2022


Martin Blank, Longtime Diamond Dealer, Dies

Martin Blank (pictured), the former president of Joseph Blank who was instrumental in fostering the melee diamond trade between India and the United States, died on May 25. He was 91. Blank worked in the jewelry industry for five decades, first with his father, Joseph, and then with children Marjorie and Douglas. A family obituary…

By Rob Bates
June 24, 2022

June 24 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup  

This week: Jennifer Fisher’s “ambitious store plan.” Will Kohl’s purchase be a “disaster”? And why did a bag of diamonds end up near a recycling plant? All below.   Swarovski’s new CEO comes from outside its family   More JCK Vegas Follow-Up Podcast with interviews from show floor – Panel on sustainability and ethics –…

By Rob Bates
June 24, 2022

This Affordable 14-Karat Gold Line Is A Stacking Sensation

Some years, the prevailing jewelry look is all about single statement pieces. This year is not one of them.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  June 21, 2022


Increase Profit And Productivity With Laser Technology

Explore the ways a user-friendly Rio Grande Neutec® laser welder enhances workflow and improves your bottom line.

By Rio Grande  |  June 06, 2022


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