10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 22



A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

New Moissanite May Fool Jewelers, Warns Charles & Colvard

The new moissanite being produced by Charles & Colvard may be white enough to fool jewelers into thinking it’s a diamond, warns CEO Randy McCullough.

Cincinnati Jeweler Creates Shoe Tag to Honor Boston Marathon Victims

Although he lives hundreds of miles from Massachusetts, Cincinnati-area jewelry designer Daniel Welling felt that the April 15 Boston Marathon tragedy hit close to home.

Gemesis Stakes Claim to World’s Largest Lab-Created Diamond

Gemesis Diamond Co. debuted what it’s calling the world’s largest, whitest lab-created diamond weighing 1.29 cts.

Internet Sales Tax Gains White House Support, Senate to Vote This Week

On April 22, the Marketplace Fairness Act—which would require online companies to collect sales tax—received official backing from President Barack Obama. It will likely be voted on by the Senate on April 24.

Online Sales Tax: The Current State of Play

Ground has shifted on this issue quite a bit, but legislation still may not pass the Republican-controlled House.

5.3 Carat Blue Diamond Sells For Record $1.8 Million Per Carat Price at Bonhams

On April 24, a 5.3 ct. fancy deep-blue diamond sold for $9.6 million at Bonhams’ Fine Jewellery sale in London—setting a record $1.8 million per-carat price for a diamond that color.

iPad App Allows Viewers to Purchase Items From Their Favorite TV Shows

Get This Corp. has launched the first iPad app allowing consumers to purchase items they see on their favorite TV shows.

30 Watches That Are Ready for Prime Time

From simple steel to basic black to ultra-thin: 10 ultra-timely timepiece trends.

5 Jewelry Creations From Design Center Must-See Loretta Castoro

The first-year JCK Las Vegas exhibitor will enamor you with her Love Doves collection

13 New Jewelry Additions We’re Totally Obsessed With on JCK Marketplace

This lucky number of recent arrivals will have your customers loving the answer to the question “What’s new?”