Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lia Sophia Guarantee Misled Customers, Suit Charges

Former direct-sales jewelry company Lia Sophia misled customers by touting a lifetime guarantee it no longer honors, a new lawsuit charges. 

Former direct-sales jewelry company Lia Sophia misled its customers by touting a lifetime guarantee it now refuses to honor, a new lawsuit charges.

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Woman Finds 8.52 Carat Diamond at Arkansas Park

Courtesy Crater of Diamonds State Park 

The Esperanza diamond

 

A Colorado woman has found an 8.52 ct. diamond at the famed Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

A Colorado woman has found an 8.52 ct. diamond at the famed Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

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British Jewelry Associations Merging

The two leading U.K. jewelry groups—the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG)—are merging to form a new organization: the National Association of Jewellers. 

It’s a big change for the two longtime trade stalwarts. The BJA, which represents manufacturers, dates from 1887; the NAG, which represents jewelers, dates from 1894.

The two leading U.K. jewelry groups are merging to form a new organization: the National Association of Jewellers.

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Andrew Bone to Head Responsible Jewellery Council

Longtime De Beers executive Andrew Bone will take over the role of executive director of the Responsible Jewellery Council, sources tell JCK.

A three-decade veteran of De Beers, Bone served as the company’s global head of government and industry relations and also served as vice president of the World Diamond Council.

The appointment marks something of a shift for the group. Its two previous CEOs had NGO backgrounds, and it seems to signal that the organization is prioritizing greater outreach to the trade.

Longtime De Beers executive Andrew Bone will take over the role of executive director of the Responsible Jewellery Council, sources tell JCK.

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Jewelers Expect Bump in Business After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Friday that same-sex marriages are legal and recognized in all 50 states—and many members of the jewelry industry took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to celebrate.

The enthusiasm wasn’t all about equal rights: Schaeffer’s Investment Research reported that Blue Nile, Signet, and Tiffany & Co. all received stock bumps following the ruling.

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Friday that same-sex marriages are legal and recognized in all 50 states—and many members of the jewelry industry took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to celebrate.

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