16 of the Year’s Best Jewelry Reads Not on JCKonline

As I have done for the past two years, I am spotlighting my favorite 2017 writing on jewelry and our industry that did not appear on this website.

And once again, let me apologize in advance for leaving out many excellent pieces and writers from this roundup. (For instance, this year, I didn’t do trade press. Apologies to all my comrades.) But there’s plenty of good stuff, and I hope you take a few seconds to sample some of these pieces over the holiday break:


– Slate deconstructs the retail apocalypse.


– A new model for shopping malls.


– Racked takes an in-depth look at swag.


– Quartz looks at multilevel marketing.


– Hodinkee examines the sale of the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona.


The New Yorker’s confessions of a watch geek.


– How easy it is to become a fake Instagram influencer.


Wired: The case of the Bahia emerald.


– Search Engine Land looks at the forgery case involving the head of Natural Sapphire Company.


– Jennifer Heebner gets up close and personal with the Peace Diamond.


– Reuters looks child gold miners in Tanzania.


The New Yorker looks at the proposed Pebble mine.


– Pendant in Nazi death camp may have Anne Frank link.


– The necklace that cost Marie Antoinette her head.


– How precious gems can hold information about the Earth’s core.


– And if watching is more your thing, there are a number of great jewelry documentaries online, summarized by Beth Bernstein here.


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