10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of March 10



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

Warren Buffett Calls Gold Price a “Bubble”

In his latest letter to investors of Berkshire Hathaway, the investment firm’s chairman Warren Buffett seemingly warned that the price of gold was heading for a correction, arguing that bubbles “inevitably pop.”

De Beers Antitrust Payouts May Face Further Delays

You may have to wait even longer for those checks from the De Beers antitrust settlement.

Diamond Investment Fund Files With the SEC

IndexIQ Advisors filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to list what is believed to be the first U.S.-based exchange-traded fund to invest in diamonds.

Montblanc Sues Google to Uncover Counterfeiters’ Identities

In a case that may be watched closely by lawyers who specialize in trademark infringement, jewelry and watch manufacturer Montblanc is suing Google, demanding the search giant disclose the names of companies that are allegedly advertising counterfeits on its AdWords program.

Alleged Diamond Thief Arrested After Filling Out Credit Card Application

For the second time in six months, an alleged jewelry thief was arrested after voluntarily giving the jeweler his name and address.

5 More Cool Jewelry Ads From the 1800s

I couldn’t stop myself from diving into JCK‘s archives yet again, in search of more cool jewelry ads from the 1800s. Enjoy.

A.G. Weindling Licenses New Metal to Richline Group

A.G. Weindling entered into a licensing agreement with Richline Group, allowing the company to use its new jewelry metal, Platinaire.

N.J. Jeweler Designs Jersey Shore Star Snooki’s Engagement Ring

Ben Bekdas, the store’s owner, designed the 5.02 ct. ring with help from Polizzi’s fiancé, Jionni LaValle.

Investment Firm Buys 50 Percent of Alexis Bittar

Private equity firm TSG Consumer Products recently acquired a 50 percent stake in New York jewelry design company Alexis Bittar.

Cutting Remarks: How Long Will the De Beers Class Action Settlement Drag On?

So the De Beers class action settlement payouts may be delayed again, as the objecting lawyers plan to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court.