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.
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Hirsh (“Hershel”) Chitrik, president and CEO of Citra Trading Corporation, died Dec. 28 in New York. He was 84.
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