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

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

DTC Announces New Sightholder List

De Beers’ Diamond Trading Company announced that 72 sightholders have qualified for the next three-year contract period—a slight increase from the current list of 71 sightholders.

Beware Glass-Filled Ruby, Trade Warns

Industry groups have teamed up to issue an urgent message: Glass-filled ruby is out there, and it’s not being disclosed.

De Beers Antitrust Claims May Finally Be Paid

If you filed a claim in the De Beers class action antitrust settlement, you may finally be getting your money in the near future, thanks to a new court decision.

Wisconsin Jeweler Buy Two Items at Elizabeth Taylor Auction

Yet another independent jeweler is the proud winner of items from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor.

Pandora Appoints Shoe Exec New CEO

Pandora appointed Björn Gulden, managing director of Deichmann Group as well as president and CEO of its Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoes chains, as its new CEO.

American Sightholders Mostly Stay on De Beers

American sightholders appear to have maintained their status on the De Beers 2012 to 2015 client list announced Dec. 19.

Britney Spears’ Princess-Inspired Diamond Engagement Ring by Neil Lane: 7 Ways to Personalize the Look

When Jason Trawick wanted to propose to Britney Spears, he did what many Hollywood suitors do: He went to Neil Lane for the ring.       

NASDAQ Reprimands Pandora Over Sales Forecasts

The NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen reprimanded Pandora on Dec. 22 for not informing the market that it would miss its annual revenue forecasts.          

4 Carat Blue Diamond Fetches Record Price

Colored diamonds continue to be hot sellers, if recent results from miner Petra Diamonds are any indication.

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Opens in SoHo

Celebrity guests like Hugh Jackman, Robert Verdi, rocker Dee Snider, and more, helped celebrate the recent opening of the newly relocated Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Store at 109 Mercer Street.