10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Oct. 29



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

Q&A With Olympic Gold Medalist and Pandora Rep Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman, three-time Olympic medalist and captain of the 2012 U.S. women’s Gymnastic team, recently signed on to represent Pandora jewelry.

Picture This: 15 Images of Jewelry Stores & Hurricane Sandy

Myriad pictures of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath on the East coast are circulating the Internet. Some are real, some are not, others are comical, and still more reveal how many in the jewelry industry fared. Here’s a snapshot of how the storm affected some of our own.

Where Disaster-Affected Jewelers Can Turn for Help

Hurricane Sandy delivered a strong blow to the East Coast on Oct. 29—and there is no reason to think jewelers were spared. 

JA Cancels Two Days of Show

Because of the expected weather emergency posed by Hurricane Sandy, organizers have canceled the JA Special Delivery show for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Reality TV Show Tests Jewelry Customers’ Attitudes Toward Adultery

Would you intervene if you saw someone buy jewelry for both his wife and mistress?

Cutting Remarks: The Fallout From Hurricane Sandy

Obviously, for those of us in the Northeast, this is an enormous human disaster as well as an economic one

Rare Burmese Ruby Pieces Lead Christie’s Hong Kong Auction

A “pigeon’s blood” Burmese ruby necklace and earrings highlight the upcoming Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 27.

5 Bizarre Things People Did With Their Diamonds Post-Breakup

What does one do when, as the song says, your diamond ring doesn’t shine for you anymore, due to a divorce or busted engagement? Most people sell the stone, remount it, or put it away for the future. But some have come up with some colorful alternatives

De Beers CEO Mellier Now Heads Synthetic Diamond Division

Element Six, De Beers’ synthetic diamond manufacturing subsidiary, has appointed De Beers Group CEO Philippe Mellier as its chairman.

New York Jewelry Store Offers Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief to Customers

The Great American Jewelry Store in Massapequa Park, N.Y., is offering a safe haven for customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.