A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
A gem dealer who exhibited at the recent GJX Show in Tucson is reporting that nearly $1 million of her inventory was stolen following the fair.
A couple scavenging at the Crater of Diamonds State Park recently found a diamond worth $21,000—believed to be the most noteworthy find at the park in more than three years.
A Los Angeles dealer is claiming a failed attempt to sell the Wynn Diamond, a 230 ct. pear-shape stone dubbed “the 12th largest diamond in the world,” damaged her reputation and cost her more than $1 million in commission.
Exhibitors at the gem shows in Tucson, Ariz., last week reported steady demand and buoyant, though not blockbuster, sales of colored stones.
Wedding jewels mean more than just rings. Shouldn’t a bride sparkle all over?
Dealers at the recent American Gem Trade Association’s GemFair and other Tucson gem shows applauded the possible lifting of sanctions on Burmese rubies and jade.
To win over today’s bridal jewelry customer, retailers must understand that younger shoppers are mostly focused on themselves, said Kate Peterson, president and CEO of Performance Concepts, at Tucson’s AGTA GemFair.
After over 25 years in business, Village Jewelry in Kannapolis, N.C., will close this year.
Associations, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers are expressing more interest in the origins of their materials. Here’s what it all means.
Two men have been arrested for selling counterfeit jewelry items at a gem show in Tucson