10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of Sept. 30

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

12 Carat Blue Diamond Found in Lesotho

Blue diamonds are among the rarest diamonds out there, and a mine in Lesotho just hit the jackpot with the discovery of a 12 ct. one.

2014 Smart Jewelry Show in Dallas Canceled

SmartWork Media, publisher of Instore, has announced it is not holding a SMART Jewelry Show in Dallas in 2014.

The Ultimate Holiday Guide: Best-Selling Jewels to Stock for Gift-Seeking Shoppers

We asked 200 of our favorite brands to share their best-selling jewels just in time for you to stock up for the holidays.

“Obamacare” Health Exchanges Open for Small Businesses

Oct. 1 saw the launch of SHOP Marketplaces, new vehicles for small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees.

Birks & Mayors Drops “Mayors” From Corporate Name

Birks & Mayors has changed its name to the Birks Group, effective as of Oct. 1.

Six New Jersey Jewelers Charged With Violating Gold Buying Laws

Six New Jersey jewelers have been slapped with civil and sometimes criminal charges after a sting found them allegedly violating state laws regarding the sale of precious metals.

How Jewelers Can Revamp Their Websites Without Breaking the Bank

Building and beautifying your website doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost a cent. Here’s how to start and how to add those bells and whistles.

Should Couples Go Dutch on Engagement Rings?

A recent Today show piece suggested more couples are splitting the cost of engagement rings.

Golden Gate Capital May Sell Its Stake in Zale

Golden Gate Capital is looking to sell all or part of its 25 percent share in Zale Corp., according to a document filed Oct. 2 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Greetings From Stuller/Swamplandia!

I’d been invited to Lafayette, La., to attend Stuller’s second-to-last Bridge Conference of 2013. The promise of a preconference swamp tour sealed the deal.

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