Ryan Perry, who has been with De Beers since 2002, also will be leaving the company next year.
10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed
A column detailing how independent jewelers did last year and the top watch brands of 2022 were among the most-read stories last week.
See them all below.
1) These Were 2022’s Top-Selling Watch Brands, Chrono24 Says
Rolex remained No. 1 while a brand known for its pilot watches slipped into the No. 5 spot.
2) Tiffany Buys 35 of the Last Diamonds Recovered From Argyle
Purchased directly from Rio Tinto, the collection consists of pinks, purples and one red, none larger than 1.52 carats.
3) On Data: Here’s How Independent Jewelers Did in 2022
Sherry Smith breaks down retailers’ performance last year, including how natural diamonds fared vs. lab-grown.
4) Designers to Watch in 2023: Aurelia Demark
The designer finds the modernity in classic motifs and family heirloom jewels.
5) Melanie Grant Named Executive Director of RJC
She has more than 20 years’ experience in watches and jewelry, and says sustainability is the “greatest single issue” facing the industry.
The trend forecaster and her guests explored unconventional jewelry designs, NFTs, AI art, and more during her Trendvision presentation.
7) Stephanie Gottlieb Announces First President, CCO Hire
Morgan P. Richardson joins from La Perla.
8) NDC and Lorraine Schwartz Announce New ‘EDDI’ Class
The Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative provides diamond credit and mentorship to young brands helmed by BIPOC designers.
9) GIA and AGS Launch Diamond Light Performance Supplement Report
The AGS Ideal Report by GIA is a digital-only addition to GIA diamond reports.
10) Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Set to Open 10th Store
It will be located in San Antonio’s Alamo Quarry Market and will be Lee Michaels’ third location in the city.
The watch seller’s new index tracks sales data from 14 brands, including Rolex and Patek Philippe.
Without the ability to instill confidence within the industry and directly to the consumer, a diamond holds very little value.
The lab-grown diamond brand also collaborated with the website The Future Rocks on a collection launching today.
It’s the hero piece of the newest "Green Jewel" collection, a collaborative offering from the two mines.
With holiday proposals right around the corner, encourage your customers to go for platinum when making the big purchase.
The retail offering lets customers track their diamond’s journey.
The Luele mine is expected to eventually make the country the world’s third-largest diamond producer.
From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, 200.4 million consumers shopped online and in stores.
The growing company also plans to open more of its own boutiques.
The best quotes from the Oracle of Omaha and his right-hand man Charlie Munger from the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
Next year’s milestone show will be full of educational programming and collaborations.
The Albany Business Review recently honored the 100-year-old company.
To honor his legacy, GIA has set up a scholarship in his name.
There have been eight attacks in the last month, spanning from a jewelry store parking lot in Rhode Island to highways in California.