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Man Sentenced for Running Jewelry-Related Ponzi Scheme
A New York federal judge has sentenced John Quadrino of Oceanside. N.Y., to 41 months in prison for running a Ponzi scheme involving companies that purportedly sold used jewelry and gold. Quadrino was also required to pay $3.3 million in restitution to his victims. Quadrino had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit…
Hearts on Fire Names Rita Maltez Global President
Former Rio Tinto Diamonds exec Rita Maltez has been appointed global president of Hearts on Fire.
RAE Fine Jewelry Collection Debuting at JCK Luxury 2023
Noam Carver has announced the upcoming release of his debut fine jewelry collection, RAE.
State of the Diamond Industry for 2023
Q&A: Emily P. Wheeler on Her Collaboration With Super Smalls
Children’s jewelry has long been considered a niche market generally—baby bracelets and birthstones are some of the first items that come to mind. But brands like Super Smalls, which was founded in 2019 by Maria Dueñas Jacobs, are changing that. With jewelry and accessories intended for ages 3–13, Super Smalls gives kids the opportunity to…
De Beers’ Lightbox Brand Opens First “Concept Shop”
On May 25, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond brand Lightbox opened its first concept shop, as a store-within-a-store at House of Showfields in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is one of 20 shops within Showfields, an “experiential lifestyle store,” and plans to stay in the space until November.
Jocelyn Zimmer Becomes President of Zimmer Brothers
Zimmer Brothers Jewelers has appointed Jocelyn Zimmer president. She is the first female president of the fifth-generation family business, which has a flagship in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a boutique in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She joined the 130-year-old retailer in 2001.
5 Essential Laboratory-Grown Diamond Truths
Especially in the challenging market of 2023, accurate market data can be a huge game changer for diamond professionals. But how do you get access to it? And how can you use it in your day-to-day business decisions? Hi, we’re UNI Luxury, a data and technology company, and we invite you to join our CEO…
How I Got Here: Lele Sadoughi on Maximizing Opportunities for Growth
There’s one version of Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi that’s immediately recognizable: perfectly dressed, poised, and polished with a bejeweled accessory—or three—on her somewhere. She’s known as the “headband queen” for a reason.
Must-See Pieces in Christie’s June 7 Magnificent Jewels Sale
While the 126.76 ct. internally flawless “Light of Peace” diamond leads Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels with an estimate between $10 million and $15 million, and Anne Eisenhower’s personal collection is another highlight, there are several additional not-to-be-missed pieces in the June 7 sale. Among them: a 3.1 ct. fancy vivid blue diamond ring expected to…