Caryl Capeci To Head Starboard Cruise’s Jewelry Division

LVMH-owned Starboard Cruise Services, which provides high-end retail services for cruise ships, has named Caryl Capeci (pictured) as strategic adviser, overseeing its fine jewelry, luxury, and watch categories. In her new role, Capeci will oversee the divisions’ growth strategy and expansion with a “luxury approach to brand stewardship,” according to a statement. Capeci was the…

By Rob Bates
January 27, 2023

Anna Zuckerman Names New President and CEO

Demi-fine jewelry brand Anna Zuckerman Luxury has appointed Leena Gurevich-Nuńez  (pictured) its president and CEO. Gurevich-Nuńez succeeds founder Anna Zuckerman, who will become the brand’s lead designer and chairman of its board. Gurevich-Nuńez was most recently vice president of the Accessories Council, a nonprofit trade organization. There, she served as publisher of its trade publication,…

By Rob Bates
January 27, 2023




Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative Debuts Its Talented 3rd Cohort

The third cohort of the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative includes six designers who share a love of authenticity, a natural wanderlust, a commitment to size inclusivity, and a desire to create jewelry that is both beautiful and empowering.

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis  |  January 25, 2023

Biggest-Ever VicenzaOro Fair Concludes On High Note

Despite the uncertainties of the global economy, from the looming threat of recession to the raging war in Ukraine, exhibitors and attendees at the 2023 VicenzaOro January fair, which concluded Jan. 24 in Italy, radiated a palpable sense of optimism about the strength of the Italian jewelry industry and its prospects for the year ahead.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  January 25, 2023


De Beers Institute of Diamonds Expands to Education

Experience Is The Best Teacher Whatever the topic or area of study, it is no secret that experience is the best way to learn.

By De Beers Institute of Diamonds  |  December 19, 2022


Sisters Bring Whimsy and Luxury to Their 1st Saudi Arabian Boutique

When it came time to open their first jewelry store, sister and business partners Reema, Alanoud, and Danah Alghunaim wanted something that both honored the diversity of brands they collectively love as well as creating a space where their customers can be curious, they say. The resulting store for the sisters’ brand Jeed in the…

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis
January 27, 2023

Jan. 27 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup 

This week: Is Tiffany planning a collab with Nike? The diamond angles to the Adani meltdown. And there’s a collector’s market for loupes. All below.   How independent jewelers did in 2022   National Retail Federation says Valentine’s Day spending to increase   Swiss watch industry has record-breaking year – The luxe watch bubble pops…

By Rob Bates
January 27, 2023

The Hottest Colors on the Gem Scene

Here’s a public service announcement for buyers headed to the Tucson gem shows: Colored stones that fall in the pink, peach, and purple range are all the rage this year.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  January 25, 2023


3 Powerful Ways To Kick Off 2023

Rapidly evolving customer expectations and tight economic times have kept jewelers on their toes, but the new year offers a valuable opportunity to pause and reassess the business.

By RDI Diamonds  |  December 12, 2022


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