10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 16

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

Christie’s Auctioning Kim Kardashian’s 20 Carat Engagement Ring, Reports Say

The “impressive” 20 ct. t.w. diamond sparkler that Kris Humphries gave to Kim Kardashian reportedly will be up for bids at Christie’s New York on Oct. 15.

Jeweler’s Prosecution for Killing Thief Raises Controversy in France

The prosecution of a Nice jeweler who fatally shot a fleeing thief has become a major issue in France.

Mystery Shopping: What Happened When I Asked About Conflict Diamonds

Last week, JCK posted an article where our writers mystery-shopped five jewelers. I went to the Tiffany flagship store in Midtown Manhattan.

Venture Plans to Mass-Produce Diamonds in China

Scio Diamond Technology Corporation, the Greenville, S.C. company which manufacturers lab-grown diamonds, announced that it had signed a joint venture agreement to mass produce gems in China.

Get Ahead of the Trend With 50 Jewels in the Hues of Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Report

Ten colors, 50 jewels, and some very fashionable spring showcases headed your way.

Gold Price Surges After Fed Announcement

On Sept. 19, the price of gold surged more than $64 to approach $1,400, in what analysts called a response to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it didn’t plan to end its monetary stimulus.

Saks Chairman and President Resign

Saks Fifth Avenue chairman and CEO Stephen I. Sadove and Ronald L. Frasch, its president and chief merchant, have both announced they will resign once the retailer’s purchase by Hudson Bay is complete.

Magic Johnson to Keynote AGS Conclave

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be the lead keynote speaker at the American Gem Society’s 2014 Conclave, the group announced.

Bridal Jewelry Spotlight: Floral Motif Halo-Style Engagement Rings

The next generation halos casts an extra-feminine aesthetic on this popular ring style.

Lost Bounty of Antique Jewels To Go on Display in London

The collection known as the “Cheapside Hoard,” nearly 500 gems, jewels, and jeweled artifacts dating from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, comes to the Museum of London on Oct. 11.

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