10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Aug. 13



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

Tiffany’s Claims for New Metal Okayed

The verdict is in: Tiffany & Co. can call RUBEDO a “new jeweler’s metal.”

Harry Winston Sues Local Jeweler Over Winston Name

The way Matt Khatib sees it, he is just paying tribute to a relative. But renowned jeweler Harry Winston feels quite differently.

Rolex Claims E-Tailer’s Watches Aren’t All Real

Rolex has sued Melrose.com, saying the online watch retailer is selling versions of its products with counterfeit parts.

Cutting Remarks: J.C. Penney’s Ugly News Gets Even Uglier

The J.C. Penney reinvention is looking like a long, grim haul.

Etsy Issues New List of Prohibited Items

Jewelry made out of marijuana leaves, matches, and real body parts can no longer be listed at Etsy, the homemade craft marketplace that’s become a popular source of artisanal jewels

Cutting Remarks: Are Diamonds a Waste of Money? 

We’ve all seen pieces like “7 Reasons Why Diamonds Are a Waste of Your Money,” over the years, but one that recently appeared in the Huffington Post has stirred up a little more fuss

U.S. Marshals to Auction 15 Carat Yellow Diamond

A platinum ring with a 15 ct. fancy yellow diamond is among the highlights of the latest auction by the U.S. Marshals Service, which will be broadcast on the Internet on Aug. 18.

Billionaires Bet Big on Gold, But Jewelry Demand Mixed

Two noted investors—John Paulson and George Soros—are increasing their holdings in SPDR Gold Trust, an exchange-traded fund linked to gold.

Infographic: Celebrity Engagement Rings

The infographic Shelly Adams, a relationship manager for SimplyBridal.com, sent me last week on celebrity engagement rings was too good not to post.

5 Blown Proposals Where the Guy Lost the Diamond

The five proposals here would generally be considered wonderfully romantic, creative ways to pop the question…if not for the fact that—because of nervousness, poor planning, and sheer bad luck—the rings went missing.

Former Pandora President Joins Fossil

John A. White, formerly the president of Pandora North America, has joined watchmaker Fossil as executive vice president and chief operating officer.