A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
Doubts are arising about the so-called “world’s largest emerald,” with the gemologist who examined it saying he can’t guarantee the stone is 100 percent emerald.
Two major flash sale sites, which sell brand name products—including jewelry—for a limited time at steep discounts, each initiated dramatic layoffs in January.
A male suspect was arrested Jan. 23 in Spain in connection with the murder of a Westport, Conn., jeweler on Dec. 8.
Andrew Robert Levene, who was arrested on Jan. 23 for the murder of Connecticut jeweler Yekutiel Zeevi, has reportedly killed himself.
It sounded like a great fundraising idea for PBS—jewelry inspired by its hit show Downton Abbey.
More than 68 percent of 18–25-year-olds prefer to shop in stores rather than online for apparel and shoes, according to a new survey by a group of LIM College students in conjunction with the National Retail Federation Student Association.
How much does Berkshire Hathaway love the jewelry business? Given all its acquisitions, quite a bit apparently.
J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson unveiled a new plan for the department store chain that will slash the amount of sales it runs from 590 to 12.
Hudson’s Bay Company completed its acquisition of Lord & Taylor Holdings.
In a recent Facebook discussion, ¬jewelers weighed in on a delicate situation: What to do when a customer brings in a diamond bought off the Internet? Store owners from the East Coast and Midwest grumbled about the trend, calling it “tacky,” among other things.