10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 27

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

Diver’s Emerald Find Featured on 60 Minutes

An amateur diver who discovered a treasure trove of emeralds on the bottom of the ocean was featured on the April 22 edition of 60 Minutes.

Tiffany, Graff Sue Former Wm. V. Schmidt Owner

On March 30, a group of big-name New York wholesalers and retailers, including Graff and Tiffany, filed suit against Melvyn Douglas Weintraub, claiming the former owner of diamond company Wm. V. Schmidt owes them $4.3 million for gems and diamonds he allegedly consigned.

GIA Spokeswoman Moving On

Jessica Sachariason, the Gemological Institute of America’s hardworking, diligent, and always personable public relations manager, is leaving the Institute after five years.

5 Under $500: Honora’s New Sterling & Freshwater Pearl Times Square Collection

New styles from the New York City–based pearl jewelry manufacturer are cute and affordably priced.

Robbers Target High-End Watches, JSA Cautions

Eight crimes involving high-end watch robberies have been reported so far this year, according to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance.

Qatar Holdings Becomes Tiffany’s Largest Shareholder

Qatar Holdings, an investment fund owned by the state of Qatar, now owns 5.195 percent of Tiffany, making it the largest shareholder of the famed retailer.

Pear-Shape Diamond Earrings Expected to Fetch $4 Million at Christie’s Geneva Spring Auction

A pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings by Harry Winston is expected to fetch $4 million at Christie’s Geneva spring auction May 16.

5 Vintage Jewelry Cartoons From 1942

Need a good laugh to get you through the week? Then check out these five vintage jewelry ads from 1942 I found in the JCK magazine archives.

Magnificent Moonstones: Anything But Simple Designs Everyone Will Love

I’ve scoured Marketplace for the crème de la crème of moonstone designs, and found what I think are anything-but-simple designs bound to please even the most critical of jewelry admirers.

Improprieties Uncovered at HRD Lab

An internal investigation has uncovered improprieties at the HRD lab and now three local companies can no longer use its services.