A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.
“The greatest white diamond ever” indeed secured its place in the record books at Sotheby’s Oct. 7 Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction—although the equally notable Premier Blue failed to find a buyer.
Susan Jacques has been named president and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America, meaning she will resign her long-standing job as head of Nebraska retailer Borsheims.
Russian diamond miner ALROSA announced that it unearthed a 235.16 ct. diamond in September.
The Orange, a 14.82 ct. gem considered the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, will lead the Nov. 12 Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s Geneva.
Borsheims director of merchandising Karen Goracke has been named president and CEO of the Omaha, Neb., jeweler.
Opal’s play of light and range of colors mesmerizes fans of one-of-a-kinds.
Last week, the company presented a day of information that piqued and provoked—and challenged conventional wisdom about selling.
Neiman Marcus’ Christmas book is offering the “Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience.” For a mere $1.85 million, a buyer gets a 25 ct. rough diamond, plus the opportunity to see where it came from.
The Los Angeles–based gemologist/jewelry designer favors top-quality stones and a dove motif.
According to a Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in the economy has deteriorated more in past week than at any time since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.