Expected to earn up to $4.5 million, the “Jarretière” bracelet is the star of Christie’s “The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower” sale.
The ‘Ethical Gem Fair’ is Coming to Tucson This Year
It’s the first time the event, held for years in the U.K., will be stateside.
New York—The Ethical Gem Fair is coming to the United States for the first time during next month’s gems shows in Tucson, Arizona.
The inaugural event is slated for Feb. 3 to 6 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, just a few blocks from the Tucson Convention Center.
The event, which has been held in the U.K. for the past three years, is the collaboration among members of the Ethical Gemstone Suppliers Group.
It will feature such companies as Capricorn Gems, Nineteen48, Anza Gems, Perpetuum Jewels and Nature’s Geometry.
Capricorn Gems’ Ian Bone told National Jeweler the group thought it was time to bring the concept stateside, given the clear, increasing interest in traceable and ethically mined gems.
Anza Gems’ Monica Stephenson said: “For me, it was time to exhibit Anza Gems officially, and with the Moyo Gems launch, it is especially timely.”
“This group of gemstone dealers represents a diverse range of gems from different geographic origins, and all have a commitment to responsible sourcing, giving back to mining communities, environmental stewardship, and social impact,” she added.
“It’s an edited selection for designers and retailers looking for responsible gemstones and transparency in the supply chain.”
The U.S. Ethical Gem Fair will offer an array of colored gemstones and diamonds from Sri Lanka, Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Brazil, Ethiopia and the U.S., among others, with some having a verified provenance to country of export, country of origin and miner.
The event is open to all.
Visit the fair’s Eventbrite page to register.
With jewelry sales coming down from their pandemic highs, retailers need to do all they can to retain existing customers, Peter Smith says.
Johnson joined the retailer in 1987, establishing its first human resources department.
Distinguishing natural diamonds from laboratory-grown stones – now more available than ever – has been difficult for jewelers. Until now.
Supplier Spotlight Presented by IGI
At JSA’s annual luncheon, President John J. Kennedy said the organization recorded more than 2,000 cases last year.
It highlights Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s lasting influence on modern design.
De Beers Institute of Diamonds provides the very best in diamond verification, education and diamond services.
Jewelers of America’s Amanda Gizzi explores the qualities and accomplishments that make this year’s Gem Award nominees shine.
Here’s what the nine chosen organizations plan to do with the funds.
The designer is nominated for a Gem Award for Jewelry Design.
The jewelry giant’s full-year sales were essentially flat, brought down by fourth-quarter declines.
In its recent results, the company highlighted non-bridal jewelry sales and said its “inventory-light” showroom model may change.
See 15 fabulous pieces from the 2023 Gem Award for Jewelry Design nominees: Anita Ko, Kirsty Stone, and Ron Anderson and David Rees.
The new Cal. E365 movement doubles the running time of the current Eco-Drive models.
The mood among diamantaires is fairly optimistic despite the challenges brought about by sanctions and a cloudy economic outlook.
The mood is bullish as more companies get into the business despite the dramatic drop in lab-grown diamond prices.
Shah talks with National Jeweler about diamond demand, lab-grown, and why it’s difficult to make predictions about the U.S. market.
Hari Krishna Exports and the Dholakia Foundation’s “Mission 100 Sarovar” aims to create 100 lakes to help revive an area of Gujarat.
The educational resource will highlight the positive impact diamonds can make on their journey from mine to market.
Australian mining company Burgundy Diamond Mines announced plans to buy the mine in a deal valued at $136 million.
A 17th-century gold seal ring and an 18th-century memento mori ring met or exceeded estimates at a recent Noonans auction.
They will be recognized at the organization’s annual luncheon this weekend in New York City.
Sherry Smith breaks down the results so far this year, including which categories are the sales standouts and which are struggling.
The 1,000-year-old find is now on display in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.
More than 200 exhibitors are scheduled for the May 11-14 event.
Gove, who has more than a decade of experience in the diamond industry, is Opsydia’s new sales and marketing director.