10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Dec. 17



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

Johnathon Arndt Designs Kelly Clarkson’s Engagement Ring

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 Denies Selling Mislabeled Gold

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.

Jen’s Obsession: How to Wear Marla Aaron’s Extra-Large Oxidized Silver Carabiner

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.

Cartier, Robbins Brothers, Tacori Among Best in Industry at Social Media

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 CEO Backs Zale in Brilliance Lawsuit

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.

Survey: Retailers in for Big Sales Week

Hold on tight, retailers: You are about to experience your biggest sales week of the year, if forecasts are accurate.

The Top 10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories of 2012

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.

2012 Report Card: And All the Rest…

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.

The 10 Most Popular JCK Blog Posts of 2012

From breaking news to fashion trends to retail events, JCK’s blogs gave readers plenty of food for thought this year.

10 Celebrity Engagement Rings That Rocked 2012

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.