A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week.
Brandon Blackstock popped the question last weekend to singer/American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson with a flawless radiant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring designed by Johnathon Arndt.
Macy’s defense against a would-be class action suit alleging it sold silver-plated gold earrings as “fine gold” is that the store didn’t misrepresent anything.
Years ago I thought to myself, I wish someone would make a precious metal carabiner so I could make bib necklaces out of my continuous strands! Somehow, Marla Aaron heard my plea and obliged.
MVI Marketing cited Cartier, Robbins Brothers, Reeds Jewelers, and Helzberg Diamonds as the industry’s best practitioners of social media in its first annual Jewelry Social Media Awards.
Helzberg Diamonds CEO Beryl Raff has unexpectedly rallied to Zale Corp.’s side as it defends itself against a lawsuit from rival Signet over its “diamond brilliance” claims.
Hold on tight, retailers: You are about to experience your biggest sales week of the year, if forecasts are accurate.
Clearly, you’re hungry for trend coverage. Synthetic diamonds, engagement rings, gold prices, lawsuits, auctions, and J.C. Penney’s revamp are also hot topics.
I have written my year-end wrap-ups of Zale and J.C. Penney; here are my final words for 2012 on the other companies and organizations I cover including Signet, Blue Nile, and De Beers.
From breaking news to fashion trends to retail events, JCK’s blogs gave readers plenty of food for thought this year.
Although 2012 may have been a rocky road for some movie star lovers, it also brought us Hollywood happily-ever-after romances and rings fit for megastars.