10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Jan. 21



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

57,000 Carat Emerald, Called “World’s Largest,” Up for Auction

What is being described as the “world’s largest cut emerald” is being auctioned in Canada by Kelowna-based Western Star Auctions on Jan. 25.

JSA: New Alarm Scam Targets Jewelers

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is asking jewelers to be wary of callers pretending to be from their alarm company after an incident in a store in Pennsylvania.

10 Products That Revolutionized the Jewelry Trade

We set out to identify 10 products that have changed the face of jewelry retailing forever, products so iconic—to their makers and their categories—that they’ve spawned countless iterations, earning honorary membership in the jewelry hall of fame.

The Big List: Who Wore What Jewelry to the Golden Globes

Black and white jewels and drop earrings were among the style winners at the recent award show.

Trial Begins for California Jeweler Charged With Buying Stolen Goods

A trial has begun in the case of a California jeweler charged with knowingly buying stolen merchandise, according to local news sources.

ArtCarved Bridal Cutting Off 15 Percent of Retailers

ArtCarved Bridal announced that it plans to cut out approximately 15 percent of its authorized retailers.          

Talk Grows of End to Burmese Ruby Ban

Improving U.S. relations with Myanmar may lead to an end to sanctions against the country, including the current ban of Burmese rubies.

Lazare Kaplan and the Wormy Rock

Lazare Kaplan filed a notice with the Securities Exchange Commission, which basically said that it is once again unable to file a full financial report, as it hasn’t done since fiscal year 2009.          

Live From Vicenza: A One-of-a-Kind Coral Bracelet From De Simone

A Torre del Greco–based Italian manufacturer debuts a massive coral, diamond, and gold bracelet.

Execs Think Gold Price Will Hit Record in 2012

A recent survey of gold mining executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that a majority think the price of gold will continue to rise in 2012.

The Debate on Online Jewelers

What role will online jewelers serve in the future as technology continues to improve and the economy rebounds?