Watch: Looking Back on 2022

Dec 15, 2022

Watch: Looking Back on 2022

In the final “My Next Question” of 2022, National Jeweler’s editors discuss the year’s top stories and reveal their predictions for 2023.

‘Tis the season for the annual year-in-review episode of “My Next Question,” National Jeweler’s webinar series.

On Monday, the publication’s four editors—Michelle Graff, Brecken Branstrator, Ashely Davis, and Lenore Fedow—sat down to talk about the year that was in the jewelry world, including the trends and top stories, and give their predictions for 2023.

Watch their conversation above and see below for a list of links to the stories they discussed.

BIGGEST AND MOST SURPRISING STORIES
Alrosa Lands on US Sanctions List After Russia Invades Ukraine
(For more on this story as it developed throughout the year, please visit this page.)

Signet to Buy Blue Nile in $360M Deal

The Jewelry Industry Remembers Castro: A Complicated, Magical Designer

State of the Colored Stone Market: The Biggest Research Developments of the Past 5 Years


EDITORS’ PICKS
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff
What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Responsible’?

A New Source in Tanzania Is Producing Cobalt-Blue Spinel

Tiffany’s ‘Lock’ Bangle May Be Its Answer to Cartier’s ‘Love’ Bracelet

What Signet’s Blue Nile Acquisition Could Mean for the Jewelry Industry


Senior Editor, Gemstones, Brecken Branstrator
A Tapestry Set with 26K Gemstones Is Making Its US Debut

These Jewels Give Me the Creeps


Senior Editor, Fashion, Ashley Davis
‘Ice Cold’ Is a Visual Love Letter to Jewelry’s Role in Hip-Hop

In ‘The Radiance,’ 13 Talented Designers Offer Distinctive Points of View


Associate Editor, News, Lenore Fedow
Remembering My Mom Through Her Jewelry

What I Learned Following the Veins of East Africa’s Mines

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