A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
Macy’s and subsidiary Bloomingdale’s announced a series of store closings over the next year, with the two chains losing a combined total of nine stores.
Police in Burlington, Vt., were able to nab a diamond thief by way of ring photos posted to a Facebook account.
A ring inspired by a classic Russian fable about a swan that transforms into a princess has set a Guinness World Record for boasting the most set diamonds.
David Hinkamp, co-owner of Hinkamp Jewelers in Fayetteville, N.C, died unexpectedly Jan. 1 at age 50, reports The Fayetteville Observer.
Jean-Christophe Bédos, who previously headed upscale jeweler Boucheron, has been named the new president and CEO of Birks & Mayors.
Two centuries of personal jewels worn by British monarchs will be displayed at a special exhibit at Buckingham Palace in August and September.
Merchandising management has never been more important to the success of a retail jewelry store than it is today.
From up-and-coming starlets like Emma Stone to triple theats like J. Lo, see how singers, actresses, and headliners dressed—and accessorized—at a year’s worth of award shows, movie premieres, and other bling-worthy events.
They say three times is a charm, and perhaps that is what rock star/American Idol judge Steven Tyler is hoping for in his third engagement, which took place over the holiday break according to People.com.
Hirsh (“Hershel”) Chitrik, president and CEO of Citra Trading Corporation, died Dec. 28 in New York. He was 84.