10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Jan. 28



A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

Lab Discovers 200 Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds

New York City-based Analytical Gemology & Jewelry recently received a parcel containing more than 200 undisclosed synthetic yellow melee diamonds.

Who Wore What to the 2013 SAG Awards

The annual Screen Actors Guild Awards—which honor film and television actors—are another way for viewers to get a fix of red-carpet jewels.

Jewelry Wholesaler Pleads Guilty in Forgery Case

On Jan. 24, a jewelry wholesaler pled guilty to forging the seal of a government agency, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Palladium Hits 16-Month High

The price of yet another precious metal is soaring upward.

Get the Look: Amanda Seyfried’s SAG Awards Necklace

Check out some of these options inspired by Amanda Seyfried’s red carpet look to help your customers get the extended look.

Survey Finds Highest Demand for Valentine’s Day Jewelry in Seven Years

Valentine’s Day jewelry demand could hit its highest level in the last seven years, according to a 2013 Valentine’s Day spending survey from the National Retail Federation, conducted by BigInsight.

Year of the Snake: Slither Into Chinese New Year With These 10 Jewels

Serpents have been regulars where jewelry motifs are concerned, but this year comes with additional meaning.

Chic Happens: My Weekend in Kuwait

The dress code was described as “casual chic.” But when I arrived at Fahad Al Hajiri and Alanood Al Sabah’s home in the Adiliya suburb of Kuwait City a week ago, casual had nothing to do with it.

Shane Co. Opens “Midwest’s Largest Jeweler”

Shane Co. has moved its Brentwood, Mo., store to Olivette, Mo., and is touting its new location as the largest jeweler in the Midwest

J.C. Penney Now Touting Price Comparisons

J.C. Penney, after a year of falling sales due to its no-coupon, no-sale policy, has now hit on a new strategy: Showing how its prices compare to those “elsewhere.”