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Jewelry industry stays strong with support and donations for Ukraine – JCK

Now in its fourth week, the war in Ukraine, which began on February 24 with the invasion of Russia, continues to spark global concern and international sanctions. As a result, the jewelry industry is also upping its stakes by supporting the people of Ukraine during this brutal onslaught. Fundraising efforts through raffles, sales donations, and […]

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Jewelry Industry Continues Fundraising Efforts for Ukraine Relief – JCK

With ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Ukraine during the Russian invasion, the jewelry industry continues fundraising campaigns in hopes of helping the people of Ukraine during this chaotic and dangerous time. Some jewelers, in coordination with International Women’s Day on Tuesday as well as Women’s History Month throughout March, have also focused on specific charities […]

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The jewelry industry creates celebrations around International Women’s Day – JCK

In honor of International Women’s Day, jewelers across the United States and around the world are hosting fundraising events and programs that empower women for the March 8 celebration. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration that highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, according to official organizers. Since its first […]

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The best jewelry design collaborations of 2021 – JCK

From Aurate x Halston (pure Peretti chic) ​​to Bea Bongiasca x Wolf Designs (electric youthful elegance), it was difficult to select the best jewelry design collaborations of the year. Some have raised awareness of important issues and historical events. Others simply delighted the senses with a unique expression of beauty, novelty and ingenuity. Here, we […]

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Aurelia & Pierre launches its first high jewelry collection – JCK

It’s the holiday season, and there is no time more suitable for spectacular jewelry. Echoing the decorations seen on street corners and in store windows, in homes and on social media, we are also inspired to adorn ourselves with sparkling clothing and accessories – the bigger, the better. Thus, the first collection of fine jewelry […]

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How the COVID-19 pandemic may have helped the jewelry industry – JCK

COVID-19 appears to have had a positive effect on jewelry sales, with 30% of consumers in a recent survey saying they bought more jewelry during the pandemic, according to a study by the supplier group The Plumb Club. “The pendulum has definitely shifted from experiential purchases to material purchases,” says Lawrence Hess, executive director of […]

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Serena Williams’ latest jewelry collection benefits black-owned businesses – JCK

Auction of Serena Williams Jewelry’s Latest Diamond Jewelry Collection, Unstoppable Brilliance, will benefit a national fund that helps rebuild small black-owned businesses. An anonymous percentage of the collection’s proceeds will benefit the Accion Opportunity Fund, which provides access to affordable credit options for small business owners. The chic and understated new diamond and enamel necklaces […]

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Latch Bows Luxury Souvenir Jewelry Collection for Brides – JCK

From Mother’s Day to graduations and summer birthdays, it seems that Latch London has no shortage of jewelry gift ideas for occasions that call for something meaningful, whimsical and stylish. The latest concept to emerge from the base of the sapphire crystal locket line is a capsule with three new designs that stem from the […]

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What the jewelry industry can learn from Victoria’s Secret – JCK

Victoria’s Secret has long been synonymous with her angels, a swarm of impeccable models wearing push-up bras and angel wings shown on oversized catwalks. But what was once perceived to be fun and ambitious is now a discard for consumers, who in recent years have soured over promoting the unapproachable beauty brand (which, in retrospect, […]

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Graziela’s new men’s jewelry collection is great for dads and graduates – JCK

When JCK checked with Graziela Kaufman, founder of Graziela, last summer she casually mentioned an upcoming men’s collection. It debuted in April, and if you expected a little half-hearted capsule to complement its super-glamorous, super-gemstone feminine pieces, you’d be a far cry from the basics. What we have here is a robust, fully realized line […]

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Former fashion designer launches Edgy Dust jewelry collection – JCK

Fashion designer Diva Pittala, founder of the cerebral clothing lines Pleasure Principle and People Used to Dream About the Future, the latter well known in fashion circles, turned to creating exquisite jewelry with a touch of high fashion. Pittala recently launched Dust, a small collection of 18k gold coins that uses colored enamel in innovative […]

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Discover the new high jewelry collection from Van Cleef & Arpels – JCK

Last week, famous French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled their new high jewelry collection, Sous Les Étoiles, during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. It’s a magnificent exploration of the wonders of the stars, sky, and galaxies near and far with 150 jaw-dropping works of art in everything from dramatic necklaces to watches. Celestial phenomena […]

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Jewelry industry predictions for 2021 – JCK

In this episode In this edition of The jewelry district, you will hear JCK Editor-in-Chief Victoria Gomelsky and CIO Rob Bates talk about trends in 2020 that will continue into 2021. E-commerce? Probably here to stay. They will also cover a weird story of the week. Listen now Show Notes12:30 AM Rob and Victoria wish […]

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The best jewelry design collaborations of 2020 – JCK

In a year filled with uncertainty, dread and grief, creativity flourished. From a mine placing her emeralds in the hands of a talented designer, to a collection of Forevermark engagement rings fueled by the aesthetics of a celebrity stylist, to two manufacturers teaming up to create a series of necklaces that perfectly combines their strengths, […]

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Donna Distefano’s high jewelry collection for Aerosmith – JCK

Sleek, New York-based jewelry designer Donna Distefano has been creating original pieces for members of iconic rock band Aerosmith for years. In 2019, she even made a jewelry replica of guitarist Joe Perry’s signature Blade Runner guitar — a toast to her famous client — as part of her Rock Ready collection. Today, in collaboration […]

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Pratt and PGI establish platinum jewelry design competition for students – JCK

The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, has partnered with Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) to create a new design competition, the Platinum DNA Awards, for its jewelry design students. The competition invites students to submit designs that will be judged on originality, creativity, viability and manufacturing engineering, and market appeal. Designs should be designed as […]

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Vania Leles’ fine jewelry collection celebrates her African heritage – JCK

As the Black in Jewelry Coalition, a group of jewelry designers BIPOC and other US-based initiatives organize themselves to amplify the voices of talent and minority leaders locally and globally, a voice of other side of the pond disrupts the status quo. in European circles. Enter Vania Leles, the creative force behind London-based Vanleles, touted […]

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Jacquie Aiche on her new collection of men’s jewelry – JCK

Jacquie Aiche has meaning with jewelry. It’s like everything is meant to radiate some kind of energy, the designer’s offerings vibrate in the most wonderful way – the accessory equivalent of slipping on soft, form-fitting silk. You want to put her pieces on and never, ever take them off, and not just because they look […]

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Rebecca Moskal, Jewelery Industry Public Relations Veteran – JCK

Every Thursday during the pandemic, we check members of the jewelry business with the goal of gleaning shareable tips and tricks for doing business – and living as well as possible – during the COVID-19 crisis. Today we hear from jewelry industry veteran Rebecca Moskal, founder of the Los Angeles-based professional public relations company Communiqué, […]

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Hurry, the CPAA Pearl Jewelry Design Contest is ending soon! – JCK

In June, the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announced that it was accepting applications for its annual international pearl design competition. Registrations are expected on October 2, that is to say in less than two weeks. And it’s worth putting everything aside to get your submission in. Why ? Now in its 11th year, […]

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Balfour Bows Class jewelry collection designed by Kendra Scott – JCK

Class rings are apparently still a thing. And with a new school year starting this way and that way, high school and college students may have started thinking about ordering theirs. Because wearing jewelry is never canceled. And college students who want their ring to be current, chic, and as far removed from a 50s […]

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Gorjana presents a new collection of 14k gold and diamond jewelry – JCK

When they founded their famous fashion jewelry line Gorjana, based in Laguna Beach, Calif., In 2004, husband-and-wife team Gorjana and Jason Reidel played a key role in bringing this light and fresh aesthetic to the California at the forefront of what many consumers want: effortless, beach-friendly, youthful and not-so-serious jewelry, a little bohemian, a little […]

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Zales launches official Wonder Woman jewelry collection – JCK

Zales pays homage to the best lasso wrestler in the superhero universe, with a new collection of exquisite jewelry inspired by iconic Wonder Woman outfit and accessories. The Zales Wonder Woman 1984 collection, already available in stores and online, is the official gem of the second Wonder Woman film, Wonder Woman 1984, star Gal Gadot […]

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Here are the winners of JA’s 2020 CASE Awards for jewelry design – JCK

For the fourth year in a row, I have been a judge in the Jewelers of America CASE Awards jewelry design competition. The annual event recognizes JA members who demonstrate creativity, artistry, style and superb execution in a range of award categories. The winners were announced live at yesterday’s National Virtual Jewelers Convention. Exactly a […]

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Jewelry Industry Coronavirus Resources – JCK

Updated May 12 at 1 p.m. In addition to being a serious public health threat, COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on the U.S. economy, especially the small businesses that form its backbone. JCK has compiled the following list of resources from our site and elsewhere that we hope our readers will find helpful in […]

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Neha Dani’s new jewelry collection is an escape from hell – JCK

And it lifts you up, away from the chaos in Australia and the equally disturbing conflict in the Middle East with a small collection called Shristi: Universe. This six-piece series by award-winning Indian jewelry designer Neha Dani explores the beauty, lightness and astrological mystique of galaxies that exist in space. The idea is that these […]

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Dissolve Contemporary Jewelry Design Group – JCK

The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG), which for 30 years has helped emerging and established jewelry designers to market and promote themselves, is considering disbanding, the group said in a Facebook ad and on its website on the 8th. October. “[W]We have relied almost entirely on collecting membership dues, and reluctantly determined that this was […]

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Jewelry industry remains bullish, poll finds – JCK

Our annual State of the Industry Survey shows that jewelers are quite optimistic about their business. In related news, exhibitors from JCK Las Vegas and Luxury are too. Jewelry industry remains optimistic about the economy and industry in general, said Reed Senior Vice President of Exhibitions Yancy Weinrich at a State of the Industry presentation […]

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Jewelery industry figures seem more stable, according to JBT – JCK

After several years that have shown strong industry consolidation, the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) jewelry business tally appears to be leveling off, group chairman Richard Weisenfeld said. While JBT’s figures for the first quarter of 2019 continue to show that the traditional industry is shrinking, they also show much less consolidation than in previous […]

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State Department warns of upcoming crackdown on jewelry industry – JCK

Yesterday, US State Department officials sent a direct message to industry groups and companies at a meeting in New York: jewelry companies must know and declare where all their materials come from or they will be subject to to new regulations. “[The government] wants to know where every part of a piece comes from,” said […]

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Collection inspired by Yves Saint Laurent from Rush Jewelry Design – JCK

Specific and compelling design inspiration (still one of my favorite topics) is essential to storytelling from an editorial standpoint but also from a product romance standpoint. With this in mind, isn’t a jewelry collection inspired by Yves Saint Laurent satisfied with ring sexy? Dive a little deeper into the new Icon collection from Rush Jewelry […]

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The jewelry industry shrank again in 2018 – JCK

The traditional jewelry industry continued to consolidate in 2018, with 1,064 North American jewelry companies going out of business last year, although the number of companies entering the business increased by nearly 30%, according to annual statistics compiled by the Chamber of Commerce of Jewelers (JBT). The 1,064 dropouts are split between 893 retail jewelers […]

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Maybe the jewelry industry isn’t shrinking, it’s changing – JCK

We’ve all seen the numbers that say the American jewelry industry is contracting. In the third quarter of 2018, the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) found that 226 U.S. jewelry companies closed and only 51 opened. These numbers are roughly equal to last year and show that the industry continues to consolidate. And yet, more […]

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FTC releases new guides for jewelry industry – JCK

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released final version revision to its widely watched jewelry guides, with a host of changes that impose new rules on how the trade can describe flow-grown colored stones, pearl treatments, and gemstone grape varieties. It also relaxes existing standards for lab-grown diamonds and metal alloys. The changes, unanimously approved by the […]