10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 21



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

14-Year-Old Finds 3.85 Carat Yellow Diamond at Arkansas Park

It’s been a good year for young gem hunters at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Synthetic Melee Being Mixed With Natural, Rapaport Says

Rapaport Corp. has issued a “trade alert” to the industry warning that synthetic melee is now regularly being sold undisclosed alongside natural diamonds in parcels.

The Kardashian-West 15 Carat Diamond Ring by Lorraine Schwartz

The woman who’s most famous for simply being famous is getting hitched again, and this time, the quality of her rock trumps the size.

Helzberg Says Diamond Vendor Caused Carat Weight Error

In response to an attempt at a class action lawsuit, Helzberg Diamonds says a diamond vendor error caused it to sell a ring set with an incorrect total carat weight.

Mixed Synthetic Melee: A Crisis?

With more and more reports of synthetic melee being sold undisclosed as natural, the diamond industry seems on the verge of a possible crisis.

Goldman Sachs Sees Gold Falling to $1,150 Next Year

The gold price—currently hovering around the $1,300 an ounce mark—will likely fall to $1,100 an ounce next year, according to a forecast from investment bank Goldman Sachs, quoted by Reuters.

2014 AGTA Spectrum & Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the American Gem Trade Association’s annual gem-intense competition, where familiar and new names have earned recognition. 

Flash Site Cocosa Shutting Down

Cocosa, the London-based flash-sale site, is shutting down.

Tiffany Redesigns, Relaunches Website

Tiffany has redesigned and relaunched Tiffany.com with new sections on engagements and sustainability.

3 Reasons to Get Excited About Colored Stones This Fall

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the American Gem Trade Association’s Spectrum Awards, here are three excellent reasons to celebrate color this season.