Month: September 2022

Retail

Pandora, Charles & Colvard, Oscar Massin Drop New Lab-Grown Diamond Collections

How’s your inventory of lab-grown diamond jewelry?   My research in how both retailers and consumers are interacting with lab-grown diamonds has...

Trends and Fashion

Behind the Design: Picchiotti’s Smashing Opal-and-Diamond ‘Red Titan’ Ring

There are many kinds of statement rings: cocktail styles topped by a biggie gem and voluminous rings swathed in dazzling ornamentation, among them....

Good News

Machine Gun Kelly’s $30,000 Diamond Manicure is Now a Charitable Jewelry Collection

In case you missed it: Pop-punk music artist Machine Gun Kelly showed up to the 2022 Billboard Awards with a manicure studded with...

Trends and Fashion

Paris Fashion Week Jewelry: Less Layering, More Bold Statement Pieces

It’s Paris Fashion Week! Which means many of the most fabled and influential fashion houses are debuting their collections for spring 2023. The...

Retail

This Rare Patek Philippe Watch Could Fetch Up to $2.6 Million at Auction

Sotheby’s Important Watches auction on Oct. 5 will be led by a timepiece many consider to be one of the most important watches...

JM Intel

Why Do Jewelry Mentorships Sometimes Fall Apart?

Mentoring can be life-changing for young jewelry and gem industry professionals. Whether through a formal mentorship program, a company match-up of veteran and...

Good News

Meet the New Designers in Sotheby’s Second ‘Brilliant & Black’ Exhibition

Auction house Sotheby’s has brought back the exhibition it pioneered last year to celebrate the artistry of Black jewelry designer, Brilliant & Black—with...

Trends and Fashion

Q&A: Fashion Designer Monique Lhuillier on Her First-Ever Men’s Ring Collection

Monique Lhuillier is known for her extraordinary bridal gowns that set the high bar for romantic, stylish nuptial dresses (the Los Angeles-based designer...

Trends and Fashion

Montana Sapphires: The American Gem Has Become a Favorite with Designers and Jewelry Lovers

Montana Sapphires aren’t only beautiful—surfacing from deposits in a spectrum of pretty, cloudy colors made transparent and more intense through heating (in over...

Trends and Fashion

Q&A: Marla Aaron on Her NYFW Collaboration With Christian Siriano

Fashion designer Christian Siriano’s glamorous fashion presentation kicked off New York Fashion Week last week. And when we saw photos of the show’s...