10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of May 6



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

FBI Agent Warns Jewelers Must Be Aware of Criminals

Jewelers can decrease their chances of being victimized by a crime if they practice more awareness, FBI special agent Daniel McCaffrey told a May 6 meeting of the American Gem Society New York-New Jersey chapter

Arrests Made in $50 Million Brussels Airport Diamond Robbery

A breakthrough has been made in the Feb. 18 $50 million Brussels airport diamond robbery, resulting in 27 arrests and the recovery of some of the stolen diamonds, according to a statement from Brussels police provided by Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

Buffett Says He’d Never Invest in Gold

Warren Buffett may have scored as a jewelry salesman last week, but the famed investor continues to scorn a prime jewelry-making material as an investment.

Warren Buffett Aims for Record in Third Stint Behind Borsheims Counter

On May 5, Warren Buffett tried to set a new record in his third spell behind the sales counter at Borsheims—even resorting at times to offering his “Crazy Warren” prices.

8 Heirloom-Worthy Jewelry Creations From Oscar Heyman

These exquisite pieces will make a lasting impression for generations to come.

What Retailers Have on Their 2013 JCK Las Vegas Wish Lists

They’ve made their lists and checked them twice! ­Retailers are ready to shop at JCK. Here’s what they’ll be bringing back from Mandalay Bay.

Private Equity Fund Buys JA Show, Couture Owner

Canadian private equity fund Onex has purchased Nielsen Expositions, owner of the JA Show, Couture, and National Jeweler, for $950 million.

75 Carat D-Flawless Diamond Highlights Christie’s Sale

A 75.36 ct. briolette diamond pendant necklace will highlight Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 28.

Claire’s Files for $100 Million IPO

On May 3, teen jewelry chain Claire’s filed for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million.

The Big List: Who Wore What to the Punk-Themed 2013 Met Gala

The annual affair in New York City attracts big names and fabulous outfits, all complete with jaw-dropping jewels.