News

GIA Finds Fake Inscriptions On Diamonds

GIA’s grading lab recently detected “a number” of diamonds that had counterfeit GIA inscriptions on their girdles. “This is not the first time we have seen this,” says spokesperson Stephen Morisseau.

By Rob Bates
February 23, 2021


NYCJW Debuts Series of Jewelry Career Talks for High Schoolers

If you’re reading this, you know that jewelry design is a viable career that can be both lucrative and personally fulfilling. But many high school students don’t—and NYC Jewelry Week (NYCJW) is taking steps to expose young New Yorkers to the many career paths available within the industry.

By Emili Vesilind
February 23, 2021

Blogs: All That Glitters

Designers

Fashion

Silver

Ariana Boussard-Reifel Is Here for Jason Wu’s F/W 2021 Runway in Spirit

But in the flesh? Jewelry designer Ariana Boussard-Reifel is living in Montana, baby. With an actual baby—her newborn, Anaya, who arrived in August. In fact, it was Anaya’s impending arrival that prompted Boussard-Reifel and her husband to abruptly leave New York City last March.

By Amy Elliott  |  February 23, 2021

Christopher Thompson Royds’ Flowers Bloom at Sienna Patti Gallery

It’s currently 33 degrees in the Berkshires, and with snow predicted in today’s forecast, it’s definitely still winter at Sienna Patti Gallery.

By Amy Elliott  |  February 22, 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

Britt’s Pick: Alison Nagasue’s Enamel Ladybug Charms

Though a smattering of snow is quietly falling outside as I write this, I feel the tiniest hint of spring on the horizon. When I awoke this morning, it was lighter than usual. The birds were singing, and somehow it didn’t feel quite as frigid as it often does.

By Brittany Siminitz
February 23, 2021


Designer Jillian Sassone On Her Dream Bridal Jewelry Salon

When designer Jillian Sassone, founder of Marrow Fine Jewelry, learned that a jewelry retail space had opened in Newport Beach, Calif., last year, her first thought was, “We’re in a pandemic, I’m not going to open another store.” Famous last words!

By Victoria Gomelsky
February 23, 2021

5 Takeaways From The 2020 ‘Brides’ American Wedding Study

When Brides closed the poll for its annual American Wedding Study in March 2020, the pandemic was barely getting started. In September, the publication decided to revisit its report and tackle the effects of the coronavirus crisis on the wedding industry head-on.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  February 16, 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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