10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of July 2



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

Company Sued Over Tiffany-Branded Snacks

If you enjoy Tiffany-branded snacks at your Fourth of July barbecue, one noted industry name won’t be too happy.

Buckingham Palace Exhibiting 10,000 Royal Diamonds

More than 10,000 diamonds—including seven stones cut from the world-famous Cullinan—are currently on display at Buckingham Palace in London.

Sterling Jewelers Announces Staffing Changes

Sterling Jewelers has announced changes in management positions coinciding with the company’s corporate initiatives.

Louis Vuitton, Versace Opening Jewelry Stores

Two major fashion names—Louis Vuitton and Versace—plan to open several jewelry-only stores, according to reports.

Why is Rio Tinto Still Exhibiting in Vegas?

With Rio Tinto officially acknowledging its desire to sell its diamond mines, why was Rio Tinto Diamonds not only continuing its promotional activities, but actually expanding them, with its ambitious “Diamonds with a Story” initiative.

In Praise of American-Made

In my 12 years of writing about the jewelry industry, I’ve never seen people beat the drum for American-made more than in the past year.

Jewelry Crime Stories: June 25–29

A roundup of jewelry store crimes from the past week.

5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of July 2

“Leviev wins court case on Angolan diamonds,” and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

N.C. Jeweler Turns Local Students Into Jewelry Designers

Ellis Jewelers in Concord, N.C., recently sponsored its second annual Future Designers contest encouraging grade school students to design unique jewelry pieces.

Researchers Develop Robot That Can Work Retail

Can’t find what you’re looking for at your local store? Have you tried asking a robot?