A roundup of JCK’s top stories from the past week:
Online jeweler Union Diamond’s senior vice president Barbara Palumbo talks to me about her company’s story in an attempt to better educate the jewelry industry on where an online jeweler might fit in today’s marketplace.
On the biggest jewelry night of the year, celebs wore brooches, emeralds, and lots and lots of diamonds.
Sotheby’s Geneva will auction the legendary Beau Sancy Diamond—a stone passed down through four royal families—during the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale May 15.
Oscar jewelry has gone to the dogs…literally.
Warren Buffett will man the jewelry counter at Borsheims for the second year in a row during the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting, according to the blog for the Omaha, Neb.-based store.
As the watch world prepares for this year’s Baselworld fair, opening March 8 in Basel, Switzerland, the local prosecutor’s office believes it has identified one of the perpetrators of last year’s $10 million diamond theft.
Last week, a commenter raised the issue of what impact an Internet sales tax could have on the leading diamond e-commerce site, Blue Nile.
La Peregrina, the natural 50.56 ct. pear-shape pearl that sold for a record $11.8 million at Christie’s Dec. 13 sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, nearly quadrupled its estimate for one reason and one reason alone: its incredible provenance.
Aside from the highly publicized red carpet walk at the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 26, jewelry placement opportunities were abundant at Oscar parties.
While many outfits struck a pleasant chord, some were less than appealing, and still others made us wonder what on earth the stars and their stylists were thinking.
The continued volatility of gold was on stark display this week, as the yellow metal’s price dropped more than $70 on Feb. 29 before rebounding slightly on March 1.