10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Aug. 19

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

7.5 Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond To Be Sold at Sotheby’s

A rare 7.59 ct. fancy vivid blue diamond is expected to fetch a world record per-carat price at Sotheby’s Oct. 7 Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong.

Pandora Opening Its Largest Concept Store Ever

Pandora is opening what it calls its largest concept store ever on Oxford Street in London on Aug. 30.

Blue Nile Customers Regularly Buy $100,000 Diamonds Via Phone App, Says CEO

Blue Nile’s customers are “regularly” using their smartphones to purchase $100,000 diamonds, the company’s CEO Harvey Kanter said in a recent interview.

Audemars Piguet Sues Movado, Tommy Hilfiger

Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet filed suit against the Movado Group and Tommy Hilfiger, accusing the two noted brands of “blatant copying” of its Royal Oak watch.

J.C. Penney Posts Nearly $600 Million Loss

J.C. Penney posted yet another round of poor financial results—even as the company said it has seen signs of a turnaround.

How Should We Think—and Talk—About Synthetic Diamonds?

A diamond grower discusses how we should start to talk about this alluring, confusing, and at times frightening new product.

Chamilia Cuts Minneapolis Staff

Bead manufacturer Chamilia has cut staff in its Minnesota office following its acquisition by Swarovski, Chamilia confirmed to JCK.

Spotted in Greece: Learning About the Evil Eye and the Jewels to Ward It Off

The evil eye motif is popping up everywhere, from the Greek islands to jewelry stores everywhere.

10 Neil Young Songs That Reference Jewelry

Go mining for a heart of gold: Check out these 10 songs from Neil Young that reference jewelry

Macy’s Settles Suit Over Mislabeled Gold Jewelry

Macy’s has settled a year-old lawsuit that alleged it mislabeled its gold jewelry, court papers show.

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