10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of July 15

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

Expert: ABC News Exposé Could Have Been Worse

The recent ABC News exposé on 47th Street jewelers not properly disclosing diamonds’ clarity enhancement could have been a lot worse, says Antoinette Matlins, who served as its on-air gem expert

Michael Kors’ Lawsuit Against Costco Echoes Tiffany’s

In a suit similar to the one Tiffany & Co. filed against the warehouse giant, Michael Kors claims Costco falsely advertised selling the designer brand’s handbags

Gitanjali, Samuels Owner, Sees Huge Stock Decline

Gitanjali, the Indian company that owns the Samuels retail chain in the United States, has seen a dramatic drop in its share price.

55 Carat Kimberley Diamond Goes on Display in New York City

The famed 55 ct. Kimberley Diamond is making its public debut at the American Museum of Natural History this month.

More Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Coming Up for Auction

Julien Auctions, which specializes in celebrity memorabilia, will put two of actress and jewelry collector Elizabeth Taylor’s pieces up for bids in October.

Gold Produced by Star Collisions, Study Says

Here’s a new sales pitch for gold: It is a piece of a star.

Christie’s Announces Online-Only Jewelry Sale

The auction house recently announced its first online only jewelry sale, Summer Jewels, which will feature 100 lots from contemporary jewelers.

Saks, Nordstrom Now Have More Outlets Than Regular Stores

High-end department stores are more and more becoming outlet companies, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Jewelry Industry Veteran Cheryl Nickell Dies

Industry veteran Cheryl Nickell lost her battle with cancer on July 15 at the age of 60.

What It Looks Like to Hunt for Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Ever had the urge to go for broke and dig for bling at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.? This YouTube video might make you think twice.

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