10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 29



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

Kansas Jeweler Robbed at Home After Being Tracked With GPS

Police in Overland Park, Kan., arrested a suspect who allegedly burglarized a jewelry store owner at her home after tracking her with GPS devices.

Suit Claiming Macy’s Misrepresents Gold Gets New Plaintiff

The lawsuit claiming that Macy’s sells mislabeled gold took an unusual turn on April 18: The case got a new plaintiff after news emerged that the first was the mother of the class action lawyer.

J.C. Penney Revamps Fashion Jewelry Departments, Airs Ad Admitting Mistakes

J.C. Penney is moving ahead with plans to revamp its fashion jewelry assortment and presentation with a new concept called the Bijoux Bar. The company also put out a new ad acknowledging its past “mistakes.”

De Beers Class Action Payments to be Distributed to Consumers

If some clients seem a little happier, it may be because, after nearly a yearlong delay, De Beers class action payments to consumer claimants are poised to go out soon.

Products, Price Points, and Parties: Highlights From Baselworld 2013

In the past week, I’ve seen more cool jewels, talked about more timepieces, met more interesting people, and drank more champagne than in all the months of 2013 combined.

U.S. Market Favors Bridal Jewelry, H SI stones, Says De Beers

The U.S. diamond market is built on bridal jewelry and H SI stones less than a carat, says a new market outlook from De Beers obtained by JCK.

Jewel of the Month: Jeff Cooper’s Anneliese Engagement Ring

The feathery detail adds a regal air to our most-viewed jewel of the month from Jeff Cooper.

Morgan Jewelers President Resigns

Brad Campbell, president of Morgan Jewelers, the 18-store jewelry chain based in Salt Lake City, has resigned, the company confirmed to JCK.

How Well Do You Know Emerald? Take Our Quiz!

In honor of May’s birthstone, enjoy a time-out with our fun facts on emerald quiz

Swarovski Acquires Chamilia

On April 30, Swarovski US Holdings agreed to acquire 100 percent of Minneapolis-based bead maker Chamilia.