10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of April 30

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

Hermés Wins $100 Million Counterfeiting Judgment

Luxury goods giant Hermés has won a whopping $100 million default judgment against a group of websites allegedly selling counterfeit versions of its products, including jewelry.

Bonhams Offers $20 Million Mughal Mirror Diamond Necklace

Bonhams is offering the 17th century Mughal Mirror Diamond necklace worth $20 million for private sale.           

Gold Price’s Three Month Fall Is First in 11 Years

The price of gold has fallen for three months straight—the first time that has happened in 11 years

Cutting Remarks: Another Diamond Grading Scandal!?

It is sad to hear news of another apparent diamond grading scandal, this time at HRD.             

Richline Announces Purchase of Inverness, LeachGarner

Richline announced that is has added the Inverness and LeachGarner brand names to its ever-growing stable, all part of what it calls its largest purchase to date.           

Illinois Internet Tax Law Voided by Judge

An Illinois judge has struck down the state’s Internet sales tax law—the second such ruling in recent months           

5 Jewels Worn to the 98th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner

This week’s White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner featured a fabulous guest list, and an enviable assortment of jewels.           

Britt’s Pick: Bel Air’s Fiery Flower Ring

I never imagined my favorite flower could be more beautiful rendered in stones than it is in its natural form, but Bel Air Jewelry has proved just that.                       

A Champagne Diamond & Emerald Ring From Loren Ridinger for Loren Jewels

An 18k gold and sterling silver ring from the Miami-based company features champagne diamonds and emeralds.

Industry Roots for Horse Named Gemologist in Kentucky Derby

Industry members have a favorite for this weekend’s Kentucky Derby—the horse named Gemologist.