10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Jan. 14

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

10 Cool Jewelry Trends for the New Year

We consulted the experts and came up with 10 forecasts sure to impact the jewelry industry in 2012, with topics ranging from retail to fashion to politics      

Jewelry Tanks at Target, Big at Bon Ton and Saks

The jewelry category turned in a mixed performance at department stores during holiday 2011.   

Why Jewelers Are Doing Their Own Diamond Grading

A growing number of retail jewelers have begun to offer clients their own in-house diamond evaluations.

Fossil Buys Skagen Designs

Watch and accessory manufacturer Fossil is acquiring another noted jewelry name, Skagen Designs, along with some of its international affiliates, the company announced Jan. 10.

Graff Wants GIA to Return Allegedly Stolen Diamonds

Graff Diamonds is seeking a court order mandating the transfer of two allegedly stolen diamonds that subsequently turned up at the Gemological Institute of America’s famed grading lab.

Jeweler’s Facebook Post Sparks Gossip Furor

It was, everyone swears, meant to be nothing more than a cute Facebook post. But it turned into a lesson in the sometimes-unexpected power of social media.

Indiana to Collect Internet Sales Tax

Yet another state—this time, Indiana—has decided to collect sales tax from consumers who purchase items off the Internet.

David Yurman Hires Former Urban Outfitters Head as CEO

Glen T. Senk will join noted jewelry brand David Yurman as CEO, effective Feb. 27, the company announced.

Cash for Gold: Inside Secrets of Selling Gold

Gold may have spiked in price, but a few retailers seem to have missed that memo. See who’s selling gold jewelry despite its cost and learn how you, too, can keep the yellow metal moving.

The ‘Other’ Blood Diamonds

Talking to someone who works for an NGO a while back, I asked what would happen if the Kimberley Process ever adopted the kind of expansive human rights language the NGOs favor.