A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
Former Target exec Michael Francis has resigned as president of J.C. Penney, a mere eight months after he took the position.
Fashion Bug, a value-priced retailer of clothing and accessories with over 600 stores in 43 states, will close in 2013.
JewelPops Inc. was ranked as the fifth fastest growing company in Canada on Profit magazine’s 2012 PROFIT 200 list.
The departure of J.C. Penney president Michael Francis does not mean the company’s “Fair and Square” pricing strategy will change, the company tells JCK.
An Omega Constellation watch that formerly belonged to Elvis Presley sold for a world record price of $52,500 at Antiquorum’s auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, Part 2,” in New York City on June 12.
The 2012 Awards for Excellence gala will be held on July 30 at Pier 60 at the Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Twitter is best known as a social networking platform, but one Philadelphia jeweler also appears to be using it as a collection service.
It is highly unlikely that there ever be a “black box” that makes it easy to detect synthetic diamonds, two Gemological Institute of America scientists told a June 18 meeting of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America.
Digging through the JCK archives to research my next installment of the top covers of the 1960s, web editor Daniel Ford came across five vintage jewelry cartoons he thought the industry would appreciate on this hot and muggy Wednesday.
It looks like the police in Antwerp are doing what the authorities in this country didn’t do—arresting the people who allegedly bribed graders at a diamond lab.