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IN-DEPTH
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Note from the Publisher: A World of Change

The best way forward is to focus on our customers and their needs, rather than our products and our needs.

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How Rio Tinto Is Framing Diamonds as Works of Art

The invite-only Beyond Rare Tender redefined the marketing tactics for showcasing mined stones.

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SHOWS
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A Preview of the Past: The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

More choices and greater competition will create challenges and opportunities for sellers.

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What to Expect at JCK Las Vegas and Luxury

Five exhibitors share their plans and predictions for the Nevada jewelry shows amid fast-changing economic and consumer trends.

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Attending GemGenève in Uncertain Times

Inflation, falling diamond prices, and geopolitical issues compounded the Swiss show’s existing challenges.

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EDUCATION
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Know Your Jewelry History

Whether you’re a beginner or a connoisseur, these educational programs can help boost your knowledge and career opportunities.

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Unearthing Wonders at Paris’s Musée de Minéralogie

The new director of the 230-year-old museum wants to get people talking about the world’s myriad minerals and how we source them.

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COVER STORY
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Bling for Men Is No Small Trend

With sales growth outpacing the women’s segment, fine jewelry for the gents is hotter than ever.

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Colored-Gem Engagement Rings Put the ‘Pop’ in Popping the Question

Couples are choosing brightly hued stones as a creative way to express their love.

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The Edgy Allure of Mixed Metals

As gold prices rise, jewelers are finding striking new ways to combine it with silver, platinum and other options.

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RETAIL
Featured Store: Marrow Fine Sparkles with Substance

Designer Jillian Sassone looks deep to craft the pieces she offers at her California and Chicago showrooms.

Partners in Shine: Retail-Designer Team-Ups Are a Win-Win Combo

Collaborating with jewelry brands lets stores offer their clients a more personalized selection.

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STYLE
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A Modern Jewelry Alchemist: Adam Neeley

The design prodigy and metallurgist combines art and nature in his works, which are the focus of a new retrospective.

Dressed to Kill: The ‘Mob Wife’ Aesthetic

Statement-making jewelry and lots of gold rule this maximalist trend.

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Jewelry’s Shining Stars: Spotlighting Today’s Women Designers

In her second book on the topic, Beth Bernstein profiles the lives and careers of 45 visionary creators who have made their mark on the industry.

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COLORED GEMSTONES
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Sponsored Content: AGTA Lets You Buy and Sell Gemstones with Confidence

Ethical sourcing and transparency make it worthwhile to work with the American Gem Trade Association.

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What the Diamond Trade Can Learn from the Synthetic-Gem Market

Natural colored stones continue to flourish despite lab-grown alternatives. Experts predict diamonds will follow the same path.

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ESTATE JEWELRY
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Why Designers Should Keep a Jewelry Archive

Besides making pieces easier to authenticate, these records help perpetuate the brand’s legacy.

Antique French Jewels Come Alive in a New Book

Covering 150 years and myriad styles, author Geoffray Riondet explores popular designs and the events that shaped them.

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WATCHES
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Seven Timepiece Trends to Watch

Color, innovative materials, and shrinking cases were among the takeaways from Watches and Wonders 2024.

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Watch Dials or Paintings – How About Both?

Brands like Hermès and Louis Moinet are turning timepieces into miniature canvases.

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Green Movement: Eco-Friendly Watches Are In

Luxury watchmakers are adopting more sustainable methods of manufacturing their products.

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AUCTIONS
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Geneva Auction Roundup: Colored Diamonds Come Out on Top

Several stones set records at the May sales, including the 202-carat Yellow Rose and the red Argyle Phoenix.

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Behind the Gavel: Jewelry Specialist Annabelle Cukierman

The independent France-based gemologist talks about her passion for finding rare treasures and sharing them with the world.

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CAREER Q&A
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Randi Molofsky Unites Fine Jewelry with  Marketing Prowess

Meet the founder of brand-development agency For Future Reference.

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