10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of May 21

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

Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds Appearing on Market

After more than 600 synthetic colorless diamonds were submitted to the International Gemological Institute without disclosure, the lab is warning the trade about the possibility of more undisclosed stones on the market.

Will Synthetic Diamonds Cause a Crisis of Confidence?

While the IGI’s lab alert has certainly caused plenty of alarm, it is important that people not panic. Synthetic diamonds are still available in only small numbers when compared to naturals. 

De Beers Antitrust Class Action Now Final

Your check may—finally—be in the mail.

Tiffany May Lose Elsa Peretti License, Has Mixed Quarter

Elsa Peretti, the famed Italian designer whose creations comprise 10 percent of Tiffany’s net sales, may sever her 38-year relationship with the famed jeweler, the company admitted in a May 23 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

5 Designers to See at the Upcoming JCK Las Vegas Show

Showgoers might be overwhelmed by the prospect of attending next week’s big to-do in the desert, but here’s a short list of JCK Las Vegas exhibitors you shouldn’t miss.

A Simple (Business) Plan

Don’t underestimate the degree to which a business plan can enhance traffic, sales, and profits

Plumb Club Launches New Website, Hosts Breakfast at JCK Las Vegas

The Plumb Club has launched a redesigned website featuring weekly articles about jewelry trends.

10 Good Reads on Selling Jewelry Online

Here are 10 good reads that should broaden your understanding of online retailing.

Law Firm Investigating Bidz Acquisition

Securities litigation firm Rigrodsky & Long is investigating the planned purchase of Bidz.com.

Hearts On Fire CEO: Don’t Fear Us Going Retail

Senior editor Rob Bates speaks to founder and CEO Glenn Rothman about why the company has decided to make this move—and what it means for retailers.