10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of May 20



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

Former Jewelry Store Robber Tells Jewelers How to Avoid Crime

Larry Lawton, a former jewelry thief and the founder of a program for troubled teens and young adults, talked with JCK about how jewelers can protect themselves against people in his old line of work.

Argyle Finds Three Ultra-Rare Red Diamonds

Argyle announced that it will feature three ultra-rare red diamonds in its upcoming Pink Diamond Tender—the most it has featured in its 30-year history.

Terry Burman Becomes Chairman of Zale

Terry Burman, the former CEO of Signet Jewelers, has crossed over into enemy territory by becoming chairman of rival Zale Corp.

Cutting Remarks: Terry Burman Goes to the Other Side

Vendors give their opinion of former Signet CEO Terry Burman’s decision to become chairman of Zale.

JCK Marketplace 110: A Sneak Peek at the Must-See Jewels From JCK Las Vegas

One hundred and ten JCK exhibitors share the pieces they can’t wait to share with you at the show.

Silver Price Sinks to Two-Year Low

Silver has followed gold in taking a major price tumble.

James Bond’s Breitling Top Time Watch To Be Auctioned at Christie’s

Christie’s will auction James Bond’s Breitling Top Time watch, worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 movie Thunderball, during its Pop Culture sale on June 26.

Everything (And More) The Jewelry Industry Needs to Know About Social Media

Sean Daily, founder of online marketing agency Social Media Ninjas, shares his knowledge of all things social media with the jewelry industry. 

Same-Sex Marriage Is Redefining Bridal Jewelry

The market for same-sex marriage and commitment jewelry heats up.

Judge Approves De Beers Class Action Consumer Checks

Consumers who have waited years for their De Beers class action settlement money: Your checks are in the mail.