10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Aug. 6

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

New Jersey Jewelers Cited for Allegedly Violating Gold Buying Laws

Twelve New Jersey jewelers have been cited for allegedly violating laws regarding customer trade-ins for gold jewelry.

Belle Étoile President Jim Grohn Resigns

Jim Grohn, president of Belle Étoile, has retired from the position, he announced on Facebook.

New York City Diamond Dealer Charged With Customs Forgery

A New York City diamond wholesaler was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with allegedly forging the seal of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

David Yurman Snags LVMH, Anthropologie Veterans

David Yurman has recruited three new executives to take over its marketing and retail divisions.

Pandora Sees Sales Fall, Gets New North American President

Danish charm maker Pandora released another set of mixed financial results, with second quarter profits and sales both falling, including in the United States.

Teenage Cancer Survivor Creates Jewelry Line

Sixteen-year-old Linda Cifuentes found time to start her own jewelry line while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Steve McQueen Watch Fetches $799,500

Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” Heuer wristwatch, worn in the 1971 racing film Le Mans, sold for $799,500 at a recent auction organized by Profiles of History.

How Accurate Is Olympic Timekeeping?

Keeping time at the Olympic Games is an arduous task that requires both technical expertise and the human touch, a spokesman for the game’s official timekeeper OMEGA tells JCK.

Infographic: The Most Expensive Jewelry Ever Sold at Auction

An infographic of the most expensive jewelry ever sold at auction landed in my inbox. My favorite is Wallis Simpson’s panther bracelet. What’s yours?

J.C. Penney Sales, Profit Plummet

J.C. Penney announced another quarter of dramatically slumping sales and profits—but the company’s CEO said its reinvention is “on track.”

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