The engagement ring is a way of communicating commitment privately and publicly.
Human resources: As the industry moves into the digital age, it pays to hire professionals from outside the trade – and upskill the existing workforce.
Facets of learning: Gabrielle Grazi, vice president of retail strategy and partnerships at the Natural Diamond Council, lays out the basics of the group’s recently launched course.
More than a manufacturer: Company founder Savji Dholakia went from rags to riches. Now he’s paying it forward by looking out for his community and working to solve India’s water crisis.
Keep calm and marry on: Even with sales flagging after Covid-19, wedding jewelry is still a ‘yes’ for shoppers. Synthetics, yellow gold and personal touches are among the latest trends.
Pamela Danziger, founder of Unity Marketing, offers her insights on how affluent couples choose the ring of their dreams.
Talking shop: Jewelers share their most popular designs, client requests and price points for the bridal category.
Gold rush: Founder Lana Bramlette creates sexy, shiny pieces for the ‘cool girl’ at her boutique in Winnetka, Illinois.
From rough to ring: The retailer’s new Mine to Shine program lets bridal customers follow their stones’ entire sustainable journey.
Prices may be climbing skyward, but retailers say demand for the metal continues unabated.
Popping (open) the question: Marie Lichtenberg’s Would You Marry Me design skips the box and speaks for itself.
Still pumping: This motif has been an object of affection for years now, and thanks to pop-culture trends like Barbie, the beat goes on.
This cool metal pairs perfectly with diamonds for a sleek, modern look, whether it’s for wedding jewelry or a holiday present.
Banding together: The trend of purchasing a combination engagement and wedding ring is in full swing.
No simple solitaire: The Los Angeles based boutique brand is creating bridal jewelry with substance.
Exhibiting brilliance: Visitors to the Swiss site can learn about the creation and allure of colored stones and get a look at the lab’s own innovations.
Thailand’s capital is a prime spot for tender viewings thanks to its longtime status as a colored-stone hub.
The criteria for evaluating these gems may differ in some ways, but they also have a lot in common.
Bidding on Europe: After enjoying success in New York and Hong Kong, the auction house is finding its niche in Switzerland.
Still ticking along: Sale results dipped in the first half, but experts say that was just a blip in an otherwise healthy rhythm.
The deputy director for Jewelry in Hong Kong talks about her career path, her favorite pieces, and the figures who inspired her.
Over two centuries of the Parisian jewelry house’s archival drawings come to life in a book on its nature-inspired creations.
The upsides of upcycling: Repurposing vintage bridal jewels keeps them fresh while preserving their sentimental value.
Star quality: Collectors are falling for the classical beauty of this much-coveted timepiece.
More women are becoming connoisseurs, seeking out both old and new models for their value, style and craftsmanship.
The industry veteran recently joined Hill & Co. as principal consultant after 17 years at Stuller.