A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
The so-called “world’s largest emerald” has turned out to lay an equally large egg.
Nearly one-third of women (29 percent) would choose jewelry if they could receive only one gift for Valentine’s Day this year, according to a new survey by Sentient Decision Science for Sears.
When I first heard about the “world’s largest emerald,” I thought, I hope this isn’t another story like the “world’s largest diamond.”
The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Michael Beaudry Inc. has filed a motion to put the company into Chapter 7, court records show.
Famed designer Michael Beaudry tells JCK he is releasing new collections with a new company, Beaudry International.
Trollbeads United States and parent company Lise Aagaard Copenhagen have claimed victory in their year-long legal battle with Lund Trading over who controls the line’s U.S. distribution.
Jewelers Board of Trade statistics for 2011 show a mixed bag for the industry—with the overall number of U.S. businesses dipping 1.3 percent, but other indicators turning upwards.
If you haven’t done so, I suggest you watch former Apple stores head Ron Johnson’s presentation about the “transformation” he plans to bring to J.C. Penney.
A handful of newcomers joined seasoned exhibitors and retailer attendees alike at this week’s 11th annual Centurion show.
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Richard Allen Kay, 39, of Zumbro Falls, Minn., pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, money laundering, and transporting stolen gemstones.
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