10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Dec. 31



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

12 Jewelry Trends for 2012

Jewelry trends come from the three Rs: red carpet, runway, and real life.

Jewelers Celebrate a Solid Christmas

For the industry, holiday 2011 scored a solid triple—but not the joyous home run many were expecting.

Lazare Kaplan Files $500 Million Lawsuit Against Belgian Bank

New York City sightholder Lazare Kaplan has launched a long-threatened lawsuit against Antwerp Diamond Bank, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Sears Closing More Than 100 Stores

Sears Holdings announced that it would close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores following declining holiday sales.

19.02 Carat Emerald Necklace With 288 Diamonds Set for Auction

On Jan. 1, California’s Government Auction will offer more than $2 million in merchandise at its annual online New Year’s sale.

The Best of the Red Carpet in 2011

TBD

The Top 10 Diamond Blogs of 2011

A look back at the diamond blogs readers loved this year.

How Retailers Can Cash in on Estate Jewelry

Whether you call them vintage, estate, or period, secondhand jewels ­constitute one of the fastest-growing profit ­centers for retailers. How does a newbie capitalize on this exceedingly pretty, parallel world?

Louped In: The 50 Most Memorable Jewelry Ads of All Time

Covers aren’t the only things that make a magazine.

Tangerine Tango & Jewelers: What to Know About Pantone’s Color of 2012

Last year’s Honeysuckle “encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor,” according to a Pantone Color Institute media release, but this year’s Tangerine Tango promises to provide “the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”