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Note from the Publisher: Jewelers

The development of consumer desire and trust requires human relations and that is what independent jewelers do best.

The Enquirus app
One Luxury Group’s Big Plan to Take a Bite Out of Crime

Richemont’s new Enquirus database program aims to help combat jewelry and timepiece theft.

Tulip Crown Jubilee diamond ring in 18-karat pink gold
The Art of Giving New Life to Old Stones

Polishing up the past: When does it make sense to recut antique diamonds? New York-based jeweler Bernard Nacht & Co./Under the Crown created the proprietary Crown Jubilee cut for just that purpose. Ross Nacht, its director of sales and brand development, offers some insight.

Professor Sebnem Duzgun of the Colorado School of Mines, assistant professor Nicole Smith, AGTA CEO John Ford, AGTA board president Kimberly Collins, and PhD student Jenna White.
Two Industry Bodies Team Up on Traceability Standards

More than academic: In a bid to set guidelines for the colored-stone sector, the American Gem Trade Association is launching a joint study with the Colorado School of Mines.

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Cover Story
Lisa Bridge
The State of the Jewelry Market: Interview with Lisa Bridge

The CEO of retailer Ben Bridge and president of the American Gem Society reveals her insights on bridal, synthetics, and selling to the Gen Z consumer.

US jewelers
Refreshing the Retail Game for Today's Consumer

Responding to change: Major chains and independent jewelers alike are seeing the need for omni-channel, diversity, and other shake-ups to their traditional business models.

The Industry Is Down, but Not Out

The market is swinging back after the boom of the last two years, finding its post-pandemic sweet spot as financial uncertainty lingers.

How Jewelers Can Beat the Recession Blues

Retailers need to keep up the solid strategies that got them through the Covid-19 crisis, says industry consultant Sherry Smith.

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Retail
A tourmaline and diamond halo ring and a five-stone oval diamond ring.
Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry: Bringing the Bling to Silicon Valley

Luxury by the bay: Jeweler Stephen Silver is leading a retail renaissance in California's tech hub.

Laryssa Wirstiuk; Megan Crabtree. Jewelry Marketing
Advice from the Pros: What You Need to Know About Jewelry Marketing

Rock-solid strategy: Experts Laryssa Wirstiuk, founder of digital-marketing agency Joy Joya, and Megan Crabtree, owner of Crabtree Consulting, discuss how jewelers should be targeting customers and where advertising is headed.

Picchiotti Reversible Xpandable collection
Bright Ideas from Forward-Thinking Jewelers

Getting creative: Three retail companies’ innovations in design and technology push the boundaries of style and service.

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Style
The Damisa Ice Set Sicis Jewels
Sicis Jewels Makes Modern Masterpieces from Micromosaics

Small wonders: This Italian brand's signature technique brings its Damisa Ice necklace and ring to life in exquisite detail.

Big Bang earrings by Ondyn in 14-karat gold and diamonds
What's Haute at Couture

The most glamorous jewelry trade show in the US returns to the Wynn Las Vegas from June 1 to 4. Here are just a few of the trends you can expect to see at the fair.

Le Vian ring with a pear-shaped, pink central diamond
Fancies, Big Bands, and Color: The Latest Engagement Ring Trends

Bridal wave: Unconventional shapes, multi-stone styles, and eye-catching hues are among the JCK show's upcoming offerings.

Lorraine West
Lorraine West's Diamond Journey

Botswana dreaming: After a recent visit to the African country, the award-winning designer is drawing inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes and the community’s enthusiasm.

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Colored Gemstones
Aquadité rough
A Stunning New Gemstone: Introducing Aquadité

Feeling blue-green: A type of chalcedony discovered by chance in the islands of Indonesia, this gem is distinctive for its gleaming copper flecks.

Tourmaline Pomellato necklace
Collectors Are Keen on Tourmaline

With colors ranging from pink to green to blue, some forms of this versatile stone are rivaling the Big Three in demand and value.

The 283.74-carat Lion of Merelani rough tsavorite
Sponsored Content: Meet the Lion of Merelani

This record-breaking tsavorite of nearly 117 carats recently joined the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection.

DANAT on natural pearls
Preserving Bahrain's Pearl Heritage

Natural pearls are one of the world’s great treasures and a key part of the Gulf Country's culture and economy.

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Auctions
The Estrela de Fura ruby
Once-in-a-Generation Gem: The Estrela de Fura

Star lot: The finders of this 55-carat ruby - the largest to go up for auction - hope to boost publicity for Mozambican stones.

Anne Eisenhower Christie's
Why Private Collections Have Public Appeal

The power of personality: With the Christie’s spring sales full of pieces from prominent owners, the stories of these figures help capture buyers' interest.

Benoit Repelling
Behind the Gavel: Benoît Repellin of Phillips Shares His Passion for the Job

As the company’s new global jewelry head, he’s managing not just the auction house’s offerings, but thousands of appreciative Instagram followers.

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Estate Jewelry
Imperial Easter Egg
Film and Fashion Meet Jewels and Gems in the Latest Christie's Course

A class of its own: Lecturer Vanessa Cron delves into the cultural significance of the pieces we wear.

The Hottest Estate Jewelry Styles Right Now

Prime vintage: Which looks from the past are trending today? Four US dealers weigh in.

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Watches
Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure
The $20M Luxury Watch That's Dazzling Diamond Lovers

A study in yellow: Boasting almost 217 carats of fancy-colored diamonds, the Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure is a golden-hued masterpiece.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual With a Celebration dial in multi-colored enamel
Top Takeaways from Watches and Wonders

Fresh faces on show: Colorful dials, comfort sizing, and contemporary twists on classics dominated the debuts at the Geneva fair.

Isabella Proia
How to Connect with Women Watch Collectors

Women of the hour: Phillips specialist Isabella Proia offers five tips for selling to this growing demographic.

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Career Q&A
Sophie Quy
Catching Up with Sophie Quy of Suzanne Kalan

Baguettes and beyond: The Los Angeles-based brand's international CEO shares her path to jewelry, top career moments, and favorite vacation spots.

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