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10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

MajorsJan 17, 2023

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

From the best Golden Globes jewelry to an executive reshuffling at Signet Jewelers, these were the top 10 most popular stories of the week.

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This is the new Miss Universe crown created by Mouawad, which features 48.12 carats of diamonds and 108.44 carats of sapphires. Read more in our No. 6 story.
New York—The best Golden Globes jewelry moments, another robbery in Brooklyn, New York, and an executive shake-up at Signet Jewelers were some of the top 10 most-clicked-on stories on National Jeweler for the week of Jan. 8-14.
 
See the full list below.

1) The 10 Most Surprising Golden Globes Jewelry Moments
Floral earrings and diamonds over gloves and turtlenecks were just a few of the unexpected celebrity jewelry looks.

2) Thieves Steal $2M in Jewelry in Another Brooklyn Robbery
Police are on the lookout for three suspects wanted in a smash-and-grab attack at a jewelry store in the borough’s Park Slope neighborhood.

3) David Ellis, Legendary Jewelry Salesman, Dies at 85
He was remembered as a sharply dressed, quintessential southern gentleman with a talent for sales.

4) Signet Shuffles Execs Amid Next Phase of Growth Strategy
Notable executives, including Jamie Singleton, Joan Hilson, Kecia Caffie, and Bill Brace, have changed roles.

5) JSA Offering Reward in Violent Brooklyn Jewelry Store Robbery
The two suspects beat the 79-year-old store owner before taking off with more than $100,000 in jewelry, police said.

6) See Mouawad’s $5.75M Miss Universe Crown
It features 108.44 carats of sapphires and 48 carats of diamonds.

7) Rémy Rotenier Debuts Hand-Painted Animal Jewelry
The “Rémanimals” brooches are a lighthearted spin on classic portrait miniatures.

8) LVMH Watch Week: See 6 New Watches From TAG Heuer
Half of the new models introduced this week are versions of the Connected, the brand’s smartwatch.

9) Squirrel Spotting: A Blueprint for Building Sales Plans for the New Year
Columnist Peter Smith outlines the questions business owners need to ask themselves regardless of how aggressive their 2023 sales goals are.

10) Another Top De Beers Exec Is Retiring
Charles Stanley, who has been with the company for more than two decades, will step down at the end of February.

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Symposium ’24 Announces Speaker Lineup

It’s a “who’s who” of the business, marketing, and jewelry world, said the event.

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JA New York to Bring the Diamond District to Spring Show

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Piece of the Week: Guzema’s ‘Freedom’ for Ukraine Pendant

Ukrainian jewelry designer Valeriya Guzema’s charitable “Freedom” collection is inspired by hope for the country’s future.

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Elton John’s Leopard-Print Rolex Roars at Auction

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Heritage Auctions Adds 2 New Hires to West Palm Beach Office

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On Data: January Was a ‘Mixed Bag’ for Independent Jewelers

Sherry Smith dishes on the month’s highs and lows and the two categories consumers were loving ahead of Valentine’s Day.

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Jam + Rico Debuts Second Claire’s Collection

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Squirrel Spotting: Life After Rolex

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