10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of March 11



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

Costco Wants to Make “Tiffany Setting” a Generic Term

Costco Wholesale Corp. has asked a New York federal judge to rule that “Tiffany setting” is a generic term, not a trademark of the legendary retailer.

101.73 Carat D-Flawless Diamond Will Be Sold at Christie’s

On May 15, Christie’s Geneva will auction off a 101.73 ct. pear-shape D-flawless, the largest D-flawless diamond ever put up for sale, as well as one of the largest pear-shapes known to exist.

Maroon 5 to Headline JCK Rocks the Beach Bash

Chart topping pop-rock band Maroon 5 will headline this year’s JCK Rocks the Beach party on June 2 at the Beach at Mandalay Bay.

Is “Tiffany Setting” a Generic Term?

The question of whether Tiffany setting is a legally allowed term is certainly relevant to JCK readers, since people do use it.

Largest, Whitest, Cleanest Synthetic Diamond Ever?

AGS recently issued a report for a 1.07 ct. G color, IF clarity lab-grown radiant-cut stone.

Report: U.S. Looking at Gold Price Manipulation

Regulators at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission are examining whether gold prices are being manipulated, according to a report in the March 13 Wall Street Journal.

When Are the Best Times to Blog and Post to Social Media?

Here are some suggestions on how to get the most out of your social media marketing campaigns.

Neiman Marcus Shuts eBay Store

It’s last call for “Last Call” on eBay.

To All the (Jewelry) Women I’ve Loved Before

I wasn’t entirely prepared for the Women’s Jewelry Association’s second annual Spring Gala at the Harmonie Club in Manhattan on Thursday night, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to schmooze with my favorite ladies.

Only Tiffany Can Make a True “Tiffany Setting,” Says Tiffany

A true Tiffany setting can only be manufactured by the blue-box retailer, its lawyers asserted in a March 14 response to discount giant Costco.