Sotheby’s will auction the diamond, which it says is “arguably the most significant pink diamond to ever appear at auction,” in June.
10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed
A radioactive capsule is lost and found, Lowe’s gets into the jewelry game, 10 pieces of amethyst jewelry for February, and more.
See them all below.
1) Lowe’s Is Now Selling Jewelry
The home improvement store’s website features an “Empowerment Tools” demi-fine jewelry collection.
2) Indian Jewelry Brand Tanishq Opens First U.S. Store, More on the Way
The jeweler’s expansion plans include 20 to 30 more stores in North America and the Middle East over the next two to three years.
3) Researchers Uncover Bejeweled ‘Golden Boy’ Mummy
The ancient Egyptian teenager was buried 2,300 years ago with 49 amulets to guide him through the afterlife.
4) Tiny Radioactive Capsule Lost in Australian Outback Found
A government official said search crews “found the needle in the haystack” when they located the capsule belonging to Rio Tinto along an 870-mile stretch of road.
5) Designers to Watch in 2023: Boochier
Behind the playful and nostalgic brand lies deeper meaning.
6) Six New Retailers Appointed to IJO’s Board of Directors
The IJO also welcomed one new vendor member to its 13-member board, Brecken Farnsworth of Parlé Jewelry Designs.
7) Squirrel Spotting: How About a Word for the New Year?
It begins with a “t” and ends with a “c” and is imbued with warmth and positivity, Peter Smith writes.
8) Gucci Is Getting a Gem Award
The Italian luxury brand will receive the first Gem Award for High Jewelry Excellence.
9) Amanda’s Style File: Purple and Playful
Amanda Gizzi welcomes February with a selection of amethyst jewelry, a birthstone that “deserves its own time to shine.”
10) Consumers Embracing Non-Traditional Ways to Mark Valentine’s Day
The NRF’s annual survey shows that consumer attitudes about how, or even whether, to celebrate Feb. 14 continue to evolve.
The Swiss watchmaker introduced 17 new models at Watches & Wonders Geneva.
At Watches & Wonders, the Swiss brand unveiled a follow-up to last year’s Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante.
Distinguishing natural diamonds from laboratory-grown stones – now more available than ever – has been difficult for jewelers. Until now.
The “rêve” collection’s engagement rings and wedding bands are geared toward “sustainability minded customers.”
A new word appears on the dial each day of the week.
Bensons Jewelers closed for good Feb. 24, impacted in part by the decline in foot traffic downtown since the onset of the pandemic.
De Beers Institute of Diamonds provides the very best in diamond verification, education and diamond services.
Kolja Kiofsky has been with the crystal and jewelry company since 2010.
The Kruse GWS Auctions sale will include the replica “Taj Mahal” necklace Elizabeth Taylor made with Avon as well as a costume piece Marilyn Monroe wore.
Massimo Basei is moving up, while Chief Commercial Officer Martino Pessina is stepping down.
AGTA GemFair and the Denver Gem & Mineral Show also will have a presence on the show floor.
Sold by Christie’s Hong Kong, this masterwork of complications now holds the record for most expensive watch ever auctioned online.
The watch company expects first-quarter sales to fall as much as 15 percent due to inflation and tough comps.
Adam O’Grady, general manager of the Lightbox Lab, has taken on the new role and will report directly to Lightbox CEO Antoine Borde.
The watch marketplace gathered data from 1.3 million collectors, highlighting the most popular timepieces and exploring value appreciation.
Burgundy has opted not to exercise its option to buy the mining claims Gibb River Diamonds currently owns.
Patented and specialty cuts now can receive an 8X Proprietary Certificate, which can be customized to include a company’s brand and logo.
The organization said it will recognize those who exemplify the idea that doing good is good business.
Kendall Jenner once again is fronting the French brand’s campaign, joined by model and dancer Alton Mason.
The CEOs of Signet, Helzberg, and GIA spoke on a water conservation panel, and had lakes named in their companies’ honor.
Sales of the sleek sterling silver and diamond design will go to nonprofit organization charity: water.
Expected to earn up to $4.5 million, the “Jarretière” bracelet is the star of Christie’s “The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower” sale.
With jewelry sales coming down from their pandemic highs, retailers need to do all they can to retain existing customers, Peter Smith says.
Jewelry historians, authors, and experts will explore the works of Tiffany & Co., Oscar Heyman, Verdura, and more.
Johnson joined the retailer in 1987, establishing its first human resources department.
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