10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Dec. 10



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

Graff Pays $8.3 Million to Own 50 Carat Diamond for Third Time

Time and again, a certain 50 ct. D-color potentially flawless mega-rock keeps coming back to Laurence Graff.

J.C. Penney Bringing Back Coupons, Discounts

J.C. Penney, which had famously said it was eschewing coupons and sales in favor of “Fair and Square” pricing, is now offering more and more discount-oriented promotions.

De Beers Develops Device to Detect Synthetic Melee

De Beers is developing a device that can detect whether smaller diamonds are lab-grown or natural, executives said at a Nov. 30 briefing for Anglo American shareholders.

What the Big Jewelry Chains Got From the De Beers Antitrust Settlement

Sure, many trade members received five-figure checks from the De Beers antitrust settlement. But how did the real big guys do?

Record $83 Million in Counterfeit Watches Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized $83 million in fake Audemars Piguet watches from an incoming shipment, marking the largest counterfeit timepiece seizure in port history.

Man Crashes SUV Into Jewelry Store, Owner Saved by Dog

On the morning of Dec. 6, a man crashed his SUV into The Jewelers in Lebanon, Tenn., driving through the entire store.

A Guide to the Top JCK Marketplace Jewels of 2012

Welcome to the first-ever JCK Marketplace guide to the top products of 2012.

JCK Reviews This Year’s Holiday Jewelry Commercials

It’s holiday time, and of course that means our TVs will be flooded with jewelry commercials. Which brings us to my third annual “Holiday Jewelry Commercial Review.”

Picture This: 27 Holiday Windows on Fifth Avenue in New York City

Elegant, imaginative, and over-the-top best describe the holiday facades at Bulgari, Henri Bendel, and De Beers this season.

Tulsa Jewelry Store to Close After 25 Years in Business

Vicki Cunningham, owner of Cunningham’s Fine Jewelry in Tulsa, Okla., has made a difficult decision to close her store after more than 25 years in business.