The Most-Read Stories of 2023 So Far

EditorsJul 05, 2023

The Most-Read Stories of 2023 So Far

Stories about new collections, cybercrime, and celebrity style have proved to be the most popular through the first six months of the year.

Collage of National Jeweler’s most popular stories to date in 2023
While it may seem hard to believe, 2023 is halfway over.

Sunday, July 2 marked the 183rd day of the year, prompting us here at National Jeweler to do our annual mid-year analysis of our site metrics.

So, what have readers clicked on the most in 2023?

Jewelry based on the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash, as did a big cybercrime loss suffered by a Pennsylvania jeweler, the passing of a beloved designer, and Beyoncé’s jeweler of choice for her “Renaissance” tour.

Here are the top 10 stories of the year so far, based on Google Analytics. 

1) 4 Predictions for the Diamond Market in 2023 and Beyond
In this opinion/analysis piece published in February, diamond industry experts and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shared their views on natural diamond prices, lab-grown supply, and diamond jewelry sales.

2) These Were 2022’s Top-Selling Watch Brands, Chrono24 Says
What brand was No. 1? Rolex, of course.

3) Effy Jewelry Founder, Designer Effy Hematian Dies at 79
Hematian, who is remembered for his kindness and his passion for jewelry design, died April 30.

4) Beyoncé Is Wearing This Jeweler on Her Renaissance World Tour
The tour kicked off May 10 in Sweden, with the “official jeweler” announced right around that time.

5) Diamonds Were the 2023 Oscars’ Big Jewelry Winner
White gold and white diamonds proved their classic impact equates to high glamour at this year’s Academy Awards, held March 12. 

6) The Cartier Baignoire Is Fashion’s Next Favorite Timepiece
Cartier revived the oval-shaped, archival style at Watches & Wonders Geneva in April.

7) How a Jeweler Lost $1.6M in Less than 24 Hours
A retailer in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, filed suit against PNC Bank after cybercriminals emptied its accounts through a series of wire transfers.

8) Tiffany & Co. Shines for LVMH in 2022
The iconic jewelry company “turned in an excellent performance and continued to grow its appeal” last year, owner LVMH reported in January.

9) See the Jewelry Collection Expected to Top Elizabeth Taylor’s at Auction
While the collection belonging to Heidi Horten, wife of German department store magnate Helmut Horten, did indeed top Elizabeth Taylor’s at auction, it also created controversy.

10) ‘Little Mermaid’ Fans Will Flip Over Pandora’s New Collection
The nautical-themed collection, released ahead of the live-action remake of the 1989 cartoon classic, channels mermaid Ariel’s “fearless spirit and sense of freedom,” Pandora said.

Michelle Graffis the editor-in-chief at National Jeweler, directing the publication’s coverage both online and in print.

The Latest

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IndependentsSep 26, 2023
Sally Nelson, Founder of Exclusively Diamonds, Dies at 86

The former teacher, described as “a pioneer for women-owned businesses,” opened her own jewelry store in 1980.

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Events & AwardsSep 26, 2023
Instore Announces Dates for 2024 Show

The annual event will return to Rosemont, Illinois next August.

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SurveysSep 26, 2023
Mastercard Makes Its 2023 Holiday Prediction

According to SpendingPulse, retail sales will increase in November and December but not necessarily for jewelers.

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WatchesSep 26, 2023
Citizen Launches the Tsuki-Yomi A-T Timepiece

According to the watchmaker, it features the first light-powered atomic timekeeping moon phase movement.

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Events & AwardsSep 26, 2023
2023 Spectrum Awards Entry Deadline Extended

The contest is now open for submissions until Oct. 10.

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CrimeSep 25, 2023
Oregon Jeweler Accused of Selling Lab-Grown Diamonds as Natural

Police say Douglas Wayne Gamble also swapped natural diamonds for synthetic stones and failed to return customers’ repairs.

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Lab-GrownSep 25, 2023
Neil Lane’s Latest Collection Uses Lab-Grown Diamonds

The designer just launched a new bridal range at Kay Jewelers.

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MajorsSep 25, 2023
Hearts On Fire Taps Mejuri Exec as CCO

Yunjo Lee has also worked on collections for Tiffany & Co. with Paloma Picasso and Frank Gehry.

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MajorsSep 25, 2023
Second Generation Takes On New Roles at Sylvie Jewelry

Steve Levine joins the family-owned company, while his brother Gary has a new position.

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MajorsSep 22, 2023
David Yurman Alleges These Two Companies Copied Its Designs

The company has filed complaints against Royal Chain and Samuel B.

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TrendsSep 22, 2023
Piece of the Week: Yun Yun Sun’s ‘Puzzle’ Ring

The two-stone style benefits from two-toned metal.

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Events & AwardsSep 22, 2023
HardRock Summit To Relocate In 2024

The event is moving just outside of Denver.

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WatchesSep 21, 2023
Timex Wants Your Old Watch

The company just rolled out “Timex Rewound,” a new takeback and resale program.

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GradingSep 21, 2023
Retailers Warned About Fraudulent Email Purportedly From GIA

The lab confirmed it did not send the message.

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AuctionsSep 21, 2023
Hindman Appoints New SVP, Director of Jewelry and Watches

Reginald Brack has worked at StockX and Christie’s.

Natural Diamond Council brand ambassador Lily James
SourcingSep 21, 2023
Natural Diamond Council’s Latest Campaign With Lily James Is Here

The second installment of “To Treasure Now and Forever” is intended to emphasize diamonds’ versatility.

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MajorsSep 21, 2023
Artistry’s 2024 Catalog Has Shipped

It features colored gemstone, pearl, diamond, gold, and sterling silver jewelry styles.

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SourcingSep 20, 2023
Natural Diamond Outlook: Indian Diamantaires Navigating Multiple Storms

Economic slowdowns, geopolitical tensions, and the rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds are clouding the outlook for mined diamonds.

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Lab-Grown Diamond Outlook: Price Declines Aren’t a Deterrent

Some Indian manufacturers think the potential in this young, evolving market outweighs current price concerns.

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SourcingSep 20, 2023
New Surat Diamond Bourse To Be World’s Largest Office Complex

The massive space spans 7.1 million square feet with more than 4,000 offices and 131 elevators.

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Policies & IssuesSep 20, 2023
Creating a Brighter Future for the Differently Abled

GIA is among the supporters of a new school building for children with special needs.

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SurveysSep 20, 2023
Why Bain and Deloitte Think Sales Will Grow This Holiday Season

From holiday spending to inflation’s impact, here’s what analysts are forecasting for the season.

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MajorsSep 20, 2023
Tiffany Collabs With Fellow LVMH-Owned Rimowa

The jeweler and luxury luggage company have teamed up on jewelry cases and a suitcase.

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GradingSep 20, 2023
Navneet Gems Introduces Portrait-Cut Rubies

The geometric collection is on view now at the Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong Show.

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AuctionsSep 19, 2023
‘Bleu Royal’ Diamond to Fetch $35M-$50M at Auction

The 17.61-carat stone leads Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva this November.


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