Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sotheby’s: Big Pink Didn’t Sell After All

It has happened again.

Less than two years after two big diamond auction sales ended up not going through, Sotheby’s has had to cancel its sale of the Pink Star, the 59.6 ct. pink stone that seemingly sold in November for $ 83 million.

The stone is now in Sotheby’s inventory, the auction house said in an SEC filing, the result of what it termed a “default” by buyer Isaac Wolf.

Less than two years after two big diamond auction sales ended up not going through, Sotheby’s has had to cancel its sale of the Pink Star, the 59.6 ct. pink stone that seemingly sold in November for $ 83 million.

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WJA Recognizes 2014 Shining Stars

Winners of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s 2014 Shining Star Awards, which recognize a member from each regional chapter for extraordinary service, will be honored on March 5.

Outstanding chapter members will be recognized at the In the Spotlight cocktail affair at the end of the annual In the Know educational conference on March 5 in New York City.

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5 Things U.S. Retailers Can Learn From Mumbai’s Sales Culture

After attending Mumbai’s luxury jewelry show Signature this past week, I was able to spend a day touring the city. Well, shopping the city, at least. In my mind, there’s no better way to see a city than by traversing its winding retail pathways. In Mumbai, that translated to meandering barefoot through beautiful temples and sipping steaming cups of sweetened masala tea in between retail hops. 

When Mumbai’s retailers aren’t hard-core haggling, they’re making you feel like a million bucks.

E-newsletter Date: 
Thu, 2014-02-27

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Zale Sees Strong Profit Jump Before Signet Sale

In what will likely be one of its last earning reports as a stand-alone company, Zale Corp. reported a healthy jump in profits and small rise in comps for the second quarter of 2014 (ended Jan. 31).

In what will likely be one of its last earning reports as a stand-alone company, Zale Corp. reported a healthy jump in profits and small rise in comps for the second quarter of 2014 (ended Jan. 31).

JCK Staff

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