10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of June 25

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

Upheld Health Care Law Will Affect Jewelers

The Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling upholding President Obama’s sweeping health care law could affect whether many jewelers and jewelry companies offer health insurance to their workers.

Ivanka Trump Jewelry Appoints New President as Hansen Resigns

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry appointed Geoffrey N. Hess, a lawyer and founder of Guiliani Partners, as its new president.

New FTC Guides to Look at Lead-Glass-Filled Rubies, Synthetic Diamonds, Dyed Pearls

Issues such as lead-filled rubies, synthetic diamonds, dyed pearls, and metal alloys will likely dominate the Federal Trade Commission’s upcoming revision of its Guides for the Jewelry Industry, according to the Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

Texas Auction House to Sell $500,000 in Jewelry From Convicted Mobster

From July 10-24, auction house Gaston & Sheehan will hold an online public auction of jewelry pieces confiscated from convicted mobster Frank Calabrese.

Cutting Remarks: Why J.C. Penney’s Transformation Needs to Be Transformed

Last week’s firing of Johnson’s No. 2, president Michael Francis, may have marked a tipping point.

Hyde Park Jewelers Gets New Financing

Hyde Park Jewelers, a three-store chain with stores in Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona, just received new financing.

Off the Chain: The Vegas Hit Parade

Follow Victoria Gomelsky on a brief tour of her iPhone photo library, which provides a hint of the cool things she saw during market week in Las Vegas.

Former JCK Editor Glen Beres Dies

Glen A. Beres, former editor of JCK’s High-Volume Jeweler and editor at National Jeweler, died suddenly at home June 20. He was 50.

Verigold Jewelry Appoints VP of Design and Merchandising

Verigold Jewelry appointed Amy Rossman to vice president of design and merchandising of its bridal division.

GIA Offers New Low Cost Synthetic Diamond Screening

With fears mounting about undisclosed synthetic diamonds in the marketplace, especially with regards to smaller stones, the Gemological Institute of America’s grading lab is instituting a new low-cost identification option for diamonds 0.20 cts. and smaller.

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