10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 14

A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:

Gold Will Hit $2,000 This Year, Survey Says

The price of gold is likely to surge beyond $2,000 this year, according to the Gold Survey 2012 released by Thomas Reuters GFMS, a leading consultancy in precious metals.

J.C. Penney Lays Off 1,000 Employees

On April 5, J.C. Penney terminated approximately 1,000 employees, according to its latest filing with the SEC.

Colorado Internet Sales Tax Struck Down

A federal judge has struck down a law that would tax Internet sellers in Colorado       

Antwerp Diamond Bank Files Motion to Dismiss Lazare Kaplan Claim

The Antwerp Diamond Bank and parent company KBC Bank on April 6 filed a motion to dismiss a $500 million claim against them by Lazare Kaplan.

Hawkers: 47th Street’s Human Spam

A recent article in the New York Post got some excited that the city was finally ready to crack down on the hawkers (or “pullers”) that accost passersby on 47th Street, trying to get them to either sell or buy jewelry

How Retailers Can Crack the Men’s Jewelry Market

All those guys in your store aren’t just shopping for their significant others! They’re ready to buy some jewelry of their own.

5 Cool Art Deco Jewelry Ads From 1929

Five Art Deco jewelry ads from the JCK archives that left web editor Daniel Ford speechless.

The JCK Power List: 50+ Movers, Shakers, and Tastemakers in the Jewelry Industry

Our guide to the people ­making waves and ­breaking barriers in the business.

Mitch Horowitz Named VP of Harmon Group

Mitch Horowitz has been named vice president of business development for Harmon Group.

Retailers Discounting More Than Ever, Study Finds

Despite the recession’s end, retailers are discounting more than ever, according to a new survey of 70 retailers conducted by Miami-based Retail Systems Research.