10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 22



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

Louis Fortunoff Dies

Louis Fortunoff, a former executive of his family’s storied retail chain, died of cancer on Oct. 20 at age 47, according to an obituary in Newsday.

Suit Claims Macy’s Misrepresents Its Gold Jewelry

Some Macy’s jewelry stamped “fine gold” actually contains gold-plated silver, according to a new lawsuit filed Oct. 10 in Massachusetts federal court.

Millions in Counterfeit Watches Seized in Paraguay

On Oct. 16, U.S. and Paraguayan authorities seized $34 million in counterfeit goods, including replicas of leading watch brands like Patek Philippe, Tissot, TAG Heuer, Bulgari, and Hublot.

Scientists Discover Way to Turn Gold and Silver Different Colors

Coming to your store someday…red gold? Blue silver?

Signet Jewelers Acquires Ultra Stores to Expand Outlet Business

Signet Jewelers has acquired Ultra Stores for approximately $57 million as part of a planned expansion into the outlet business.

The Pantone 2013 Spring Color Report in Jewelry

From the sunny Lemon Zest and cool to the soothing tones of Dusk Blue and Grayed Jade and beyond, we’ve scoured Marketplace for the best jewelry matches for each hue.

U.S. Election Results Won’t Affect Kimberley Process, Chair Says

The results of the U.S. election are not likely to affect the Kimberley Process, the certification scheme’s current chair, ambassador Gillian Milovanovic, told a State Department–sponsored webchat on Oct. 25.

Picture This: 30 Images of Jewelry Displays in New York City

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had more than a dozen market appointments with jewelry designers all over New York City. Here’s a snapshot of the jewelry and window displays I saw.

Cutting Remarks: Will the Government Impose New Regulations on Diamonds?

When we talk about schemes like the recently released Diamond Source Protocol, the American industry often says it’s responding to the shadow of new government action regarding diamonds. So let’s look at whether that’s really possible.

De Beers, Anglo Chief Quits

Cynthia Carroll, the CEO of Anglo American and the recently appointed chair of De Beers, will resign from both companies, Anglo announced.