The Big Story
Many AGTA Members featured! Move over, diamonds - colored gemstone sales have never been hotter! Here's everything retailers need to know now about the market for gems and gem-set jewelry. MORE
JAPAC 2022 D.C. Visit
Jewelers of America
Following a three-year break during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jewelers of America returned to Washington D.C. with a delegation of JA members and representatives from the American Gem Trade Association. MORE
HardRock Summit Sparkles in Denver
Southern Jewelry News
The HardRock Summit concluded its 2nd edition with an increase in attendees and exhibitors representing over 25 countries. The four-day show ran from September 8-11, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and was open to trade professionals and the general public. In attendance, over 6,000 people engaged with companies exhibiting an array of fine jewelry, gems and minerals. All attendees were able to view the extraordinary special exhibits on display and attend education centered around the themes of gold, treasures and gemology. MORE
Creative Connecting: Fun Ideas for Holiday 2022 In-Store Events
As the holiday season approaches, many people are excited to be out and about again this year. Some, however, are still reluctant to spend time indoors with strangers.
So, how can retailers drive traffic and in-store fun this year, while also balancing everyone's needs and preferences?
GIA: Carlsbad Career Fair
Come spend the afternoon at GIA's Career Fair and be prepared to leave inspired and empowered. You'll have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from more than 30 gem and jewelry companies like (AGTA Members) Tiffany & Co., Ben Bridge, Mark Schneider and Sterling Jewelers, and Zales. MORE
This Rare Pink Diamond Weighs in at Over 18 Carats. It Could Fetch up to $35 Million at Auction.
Christie's has chosen one incredible gem to lead its coming Luxury Week. The Fortune Pink, which will go under the gavel at the Magnificent Jewels sale at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva on November 8, weighs just shy of 19 carats and is the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid-pink diamond ever to be offered at auction. With a high estimate of $35 million, it could also be one of the most expensive stones in auction history. MORE
AJDC Announces the Winners of the First Jose Hess Design Awards
The American Jewelry Design Council announces the winners of the first Jose Hess Design Awards. In 2021, AJDC lost an influential founding member, Jose Hess, one of the first designers to see that design-driven jewelry was the future of the jewelry industry. To honor Jose's legacy and encourage today's visionary new designers, AJDC created the Jose Hess AJDC Design Challenge. MORE
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