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

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

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction Earns $115 Million, Sets 7 World Records
Like disciples gathering at the altar of their high priestess, the jewelry faithful packed the showroom at Christie’s New York Dec. 13 for an evening sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s “Legendary Jewels,” an epic assortment of 80 lots that earned $115,932,000, setting a world record for the most valuable private collection of jewels sold at auction.

Connecticut Jeweler Shot and Killed in Targeted Robbery
The owner of a Westport, Conn., jewelry store was killed and an associate was wounded in a targeted robbery on Dec. 8.

Record-Smashing Taylor Jewelry Auction Draws Kardashian, Bulgari
The Elizabeth Taylor jewelry auction at Christie’s followed up its historic first night with an equally impressive conclusion—so that it now ranks as not only the most valuable private collection of jewelry ever offered at auction, but also the most valuable jewelry sale in auction history.

JCK Magazine: A 140-Year History in Covers
Covers throughout JCK magazine’s long history are beautiful, silly, provocative, controversial, inspiring, and, in some cases, bewildering.

9 Carat Flawless Diamond Gets Nearly $1 Million at Bonham’s
A 9.22 ct. D-IF marquise-cut diamond ring sold for $969,838 at Bonham’s Fine Jewelry Sale in London on Dec. 8.

Connecticut Retailers on Alert After Westport Jeweler Killed
Connecticut police released a sketch of the suspect involved in the robbery killing of Westport, Conn., jeweler Yekutiel Zeevi on Dec 8.

Gold Sinks Below $1,600 as Analysts Lose Confidence
The price of gold has dropped more than $200 since November—and some analysts now think the metal’s price may be headed on a downward slope.

JewelPops, Royal Chain Settle Lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in JewelPops’ six-month-old lawsuit against Royal Chain, which claimed Royal Chain’s Karisma jewelry infringed on JewelPops’ Kameleon line.

Muppet Movie Inspires Jewelry Line
Consumers clearly want to see Kermit the Frog and friends in theaters. And now they can wear them on their necks.

13 Jewels From the Slice Collection by Jordan Alexander
Theresa Bruno of Jordan Alexander debuts a supercool concept for pearl jewelry.