10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 14

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

Kardashian Ring Fetches $750,000 at $46 Million Christie’s Auction

So there is a “Kardashian premium” after all.

Christie’s Auctioning Kim Kardashian’s Ring, Ex-Husband Confirms

It’s official: The 20 ct. t.w. diamond engagement ring Christie’s New York is auctioning on Oct. 15 is indeed the one NBA star Kris Humphries gave ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

What Sightholders Really Think About De Beers’ Move to Botswana

November brings the first sight held at De Beers’ new sorting center in Gaborone, Botswana.

Evan Yurman Named Design Director of David Yurman

Evan Yurman has been appointed chief design director of David Yurman, the company his parents co-founded.

JewelPop Acquired by Equity Firm

JewelPop, the company behind Kameleon Jewelry, has been acquired by private equity firm Lynx Equity.

Yurman Sues Italian Companies Over Alleged Confidentiality Breach

David Yurman Enterprises is suing Artifex and Bonato Milano 1960, alleging the two Italian companies breached a confidentially agreement to sell a knockoff of its “Signature Pinky Ring.”

Lieberfarb CEO Ann Arnold Resigns

Ann Schonwetter Arnold has resigned as CEO of bridal jewelry manufacturer Lieberfarb to start a consulting firm.

10 Morganite Jewels to Get Your Customers Thinking Pink

Whether your customers are enamored with the girly hue or not, morganite will have them reaching for pink this season.

Birks Opens First Store in China

Birks will open its first store in China early next year.

Lazare Kaplan Sales Fall 30 Percent

Lazare Kaplan says its sales fell 30 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, according to an Oct. 16 filing with the SEC.

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