A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.
On May 14, a pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings from the collection of screen legend Gina Lollobrigida fetched a record-setting $2,391,321 at Sotheby’s Geneva. A 74 ct. yellow diamond also set a new record.
Less than two weeks after asking its customers to come back in a much-talked-about video, J.C. Penney is already declaring that they have returned to the beleaguered department store.
On May 15, a spectacular 101.73 ct. D flawless diamond fetched an equally spectacular price at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva—$26.7 million, a new world record for a colorless diamond sold at auction. The buyer was Harry Winston, in one of its first moves under new owner Swatch.
Francis J. “Frank” Mastoloni, a longtime pearl dealer and former president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, died May 9 at age 87.
Jewelers generally seemed happy with their Mother’s Day sales—scoring big with charms, silver, and diamonds purchased in honor of Mom.
Trend-spotting doesn’t begin and end on the red carpet. Stay tuned in to the celeb fashion on television’s most stylish shows.
A peek at how the trendy set in New York City accessorize.
Pandora’s sales and profits both rose in the first quarter, in what its CEO called a “strong start to the year.”
When the weather gets hot, indulge your shoppers in some carefree summer style.
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In my third and final dispatch from last month’s LINK Jewelry Summit in Vienna, I share some of the key demographic and business trends expected to shape the future of the trade.
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