10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 21

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

9 Carat Pink Diamond Fetches Record Price at Christie’s

The Clark Pink, a ring-set 9 ct. cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond, took in a jaw-dropping $15.7 million at Christies’ April 17 auction—shattering estimates and setting a new record for a pink diamond sold at auction in the U.S.

Titanic Victim’s Descendants Hope for Lost Jewels

As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the descendants of a jeweler who made the fateful trip still hope that his lost inventory will be found.

Silver Price Will Rise This Year, Survey Forecasts

It’s not only the price of gold that may keep rising this year.

Rising Gold Price Both Good and Bad, Conference Says

The rising price of gold provides both opportunities and challenges for the jewelry industry, speakers said April 13 at a conference on “Gold: Vision, Value, and Value.”

Red Carpet to Reality: 3 Alternatives to Angelina Jolie’s Robert Procop Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring

Angelina Jolie got engaged to Brad Pitt in a one-of-a-kind emerald-cut stunner, but here are three ways to (affordably) make the look your own.

The Display’s the Thing: Visual Merchandising Tips Just for Jewelers

Finding unique jewelry lines isn’t enough—the pieces must also be displayed in a way that invites browsing, conversation, and, finally, buying.

A Matter of Public Pinterest

The hot new social network may be right up the jewelry industry’s alley.

Jeweler Reunites Veteran With Purple Heart

James Earl Sims, an 87-year-old veteran of the Korean War and World War II, was recently reunited with his Purple Heart and three other honorary medals that had been missing for years.

Cutting Remarks: Who Wants a Couple of Diamond Mines?

It’s ironic—with diamond supply/demand fundamentals solid, and the outside world finally beginning to take notice, the future of the industry in many ways seems cloudier than ever.

Fancy Blue Diamond Sets World Record at Sotheby’s Auction

Two fancy colored diamonds fetched huge prices at auction this week—and they were both bought by the same man.