10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 23



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

Sotheby’s Selling 59.6 Carat Pink, “Most Valuable Diamond Ever Auctioned”

At its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Nov. 13, Sotheby’s is selling the “Pink Star,” a 59.6 ct. oval cut pink diamond it calls the “most valuable diamond ever offered at auction.”

Colored Stones and Yellow Gold Jewelry Win Big at the 2013 Emmy Awards

Just like the statuettes received by Emmy winners, warm yellow gold—as well as some cool colored stones—took top jewelry honors at the Sept. 22 show.

Authorities Crack Down on Fake Yelp Reviews

One recent study estimated that as many as 20 percent of Yelp reviews may be fake. And now, the authorities—and Yelp—are cracking down.

Leviev Fails to Win Injunction Against Julius Klein

A New York civil court has denied a petition from Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev’s LGC USA Holdings for an injunction against New York City diamond powerhouse Julius Klein Group Holdings, part of what he calls a messy “corporate divorce.”

Tiffany Appoints New President

Tiffany & Co. has appointed Frederic Cumenal, an experienced luxury executive who previously headed a champagne company, as its new president.

Will a Chinese Factory Mass-Produce Synthetic Diamonds Like They’re iPads?

Last week’s announcement that Scio will mass-produce lab-grown diamonds in China raised a lot of questions.

The Big List: Who Wore What to the 2013 Emmy Awards   

A look at the jewelry names who dressed the stars on Sunday night.

257 Carat Diamond Found in Botswana

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 257 ct. rough diamond from its Karowe Mine in Botswana.

Details, Details: Pretty, Cool Prongs

Vine-inspired, claw-like, or chiseled, these good-looking prongs will have you paying close attention to their details.

This Fall’s 5 Can’t-Miss Jewelry Exhibits

If you find yourself in New York City, San Francisco, London, or Paris this fall, make a beeline to these exhibits, which will remind you of the jewelry trade’s inherent beauty, wonder, and mystery.