10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Dec. 24



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

Jewelers Have Mixed 2012 Holiday Season

Jewelers interviewed by JCK described a mixed holiday season hampered by uncertainties over the so-called fiscal cliff. Those who reported strong seasonal sales emphasized a focus on custom designs, estate jewelry, and higher price points.

12 Jewelry Trends for 2013: The Second Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead

Through market work at shows, meeting with designers, and analyzing runway fashions and awards show jewels, I’ve come up with 12 trends that should serve as a buying guide for the new year.

Neil Lane Designs Bands For The Bachelorette Wedding

Hollywood jewelry designer Neil Lane, who usually designs engagement rings for The Bachelorette, also designed wedding jewelry for former show contestants Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum.

The Innovative Retailers of 2012

Presenting 10 retailers who impressed us in 2012 with a healthy disregard for conventional wisdom.

What Sold In Stores In 2012

Here are some of the best-selling trends of 2012.

Holiday Gifts From the Heart: My Mazza Custom Diamond & Gemstone Seashells

Yesterday on Christmas morning, I gave my family more than just gifts: I gave them memories of our beloved Dad in beautifully crafted and personalized jewels.

LeachGarner Purchases Findings Inc. and Fuller Findings

LeachGarner, a precious metals manufacturer and marketer, has purchased Findings Inc. and Fuller Findings.

5 Most Popular Diamond 5s of the Year

Every week for most of 2012, JCK’s Diamond Wednesday has brought you a “Diamond 5,” spotlighting various items of interest regarding diamonds, from the odd to the artistic. Here are the year’s most popular lists.

The Season’s Dreamiest Jewelry Ads and Editorials

In the pages of the fashion magazines this season have appeared editorials and advertisements that are nothing less than entrancing, with jewelry as fanciful and dream-inspiring as the sugarplums in a cherished Christmas poem.

Richline Group Acquires Rio Grande

Richline Group, Inc. has acquired Rio Grande, including Rio Grande’s Neutec branded equipment, from The Bell Group, Inc., effective Jan. 1.