10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 1



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

Jeweler Sues City Over Gold Buying Law

San Diego-based Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers has filed suit against National City, Calif., claiming the town’s two-year moratorium on new gold buying establishments has cost the store millions.

Sterling Opening 60 to 70 U.S. Stores

Sterling Jewelers plans to open 60 to 70 stores in the United States in the next year, executives said Oct. 1 at parent company Signet’s New York Investor Day.

De Beers Says Goodbye to DTC, Appoints New Chairman

DTC sightholders will now call themselves “De Beers sightholders,” because of a new corporate realignment from De Beers.

20 Jewelry Retailers You Should Follow on Pinterest

Searching for some Pin-spiration? Look no further than these 20 jewelry retailers, who have created some incredible Pinterest boards.

Going Through Chapter 11: One Jeweler’s Story

Hofmeister Personal Jewelers, a highly regarded Indianapolis jeweler that filed for bankruptcy protection in April 2011, emerged from Chapter 11 on Oct. 3. The store’s owner, Carter Hofmestier, spoke to senior editor Rob Bates about the process.

$3 Million Pearl Necklace Highlights Christie’s New York Auction

A rare double stand natural pearl necklace, expected to sell for $2.8 million–$3.5 million, is among the highlights Christie’s New York Oct. 6 Magnificent Jewels sale.

An Inside Look Into the World of Jewelry PR

Find out what four luxury PR powerhouse reps think about everything that goes into building a brand, including social media best practices, advertising tactics, celebrity endorsements, and event planning.

5 Ways Jewelers Can Capitalize on Celebrity Collaborations

Store owners in envy of big brands’ high-profile relationships can create their own with a little help from marketing experts.

Harry Ritchie Closing Ten Locations

West Coast chain Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers is closing 10 of its 30 locations, its spokesman confirmed to JCK.

Jewelers for Children Elects Board of Directors

Jewelers for Children has elected 10 new directors to its board.