A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.
An engagement ring buyer is suing Helzberg Diamonds, claiming the retailer did not fully make amends after it inaccurately described the carat weight of a ring set.
Brad Congress of Bradley’s Jewelers in Fort Myers, Fla., is raising a ruckus about inaccurately graded diamonds by promoting education and awareness in his South Florida market.
Zale Corp. turned a $10 million profit in fiscal 2013—its first year in the black since 2008. It is also Zale’s largest full-year profit since 2007.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $1.2 million in counterfeit Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Omega watches at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 8.
A 19.51 ct. platinum and diamond ring from Harry Winston will lead Sotheby’s Important Jewels auction on Sept. 24 in New York City and is expected to sell for $1.2 million–$1.8 million.
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Every holiday, Kay and Jared blanket the airwaves with TV ads. Expect even more this year.
Samsung is beating Apple to the punch, introducing its first smartwatch next month, according to a report in The Korea Times.
Washington Diamond Co., the newest entry in the man-made diamond sector, is now regularly producing 1 ct. stones, founder and chairman Clive Hill says.
For pointers on earning Facebook “likes” and the adoration of tastemakers, take a page from Los Angeles-based Coronet Diamonds.