Canada’s mid-size retailers continue to struggle

Danier Leather and Le Chateau have been fixtures in the Canadian marketplace for decades. However, the two retailers are beginning to strugg...

Retailers embrace omni-channel sales strategy

Manufacturers are switching from selling exclusively wholesale to an “omni-channel” sales approach, now vending in corporate stores, franchi...

Hermès

For Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection, luxury house Hermès has returned to its signature horsebit motif and incorporated into a line of stunn...

Dior and Dior Homme open new Vancouver locations

Dior has announced the opening of its new Dior and Dior Homme boutiques in Vancouver. The luxury giant celebrated this accomplishment last w...

CIBJO announces new ISO International Standard

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has just announced the publication of ISO Standard 18323. This new document specifies a set of per...

Gold, platinum and silver values sinking to new lows

As of July 20th, gold, silver and platinum were all trading at multiyear lows, with platinum going below the $1,000 benchmark and the price ...

Does Canada have a weak retail leasing market?

Target Canada’s sale of its store leases fetched far less than the amount the retailer spent initially acquiring them. Industry experts sugg...

Best Buy to become first major retail chain to sell Apple Watch

Best Buy Co. will start selling the Apple Watch next month, making it the first national retail chain to offer the device besides Apple itse...

A warm welcome for Vicenzaoro Dubai

Being one of the world’s leading luxury destinations, it only seemed natural for Dubai to host it’s own brand new jewellery super show. Vice...

Shine bright like a crystal

Once again, Swarovski descended upon the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto to stun the press world with its latest creations...

Faberge

?Summer in Provence – a delicious season of coloured petals dancing in the warm breeze to the sound of the cicadas. It is also the season of...

Iconic Birks jewellery designer has passed away

Marion Cameron, best known as a leading designer for Birks Jewellers, passed away peacefully on June 30 at the age of 68. “Marion was a wond...

Vancouver’s WDT and Michael Hill receive trademarks

On July 7, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark “Arctic Circle Diamonds” to World Diamond Trademarks (WDT) o...

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair returns to New York

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair, the industry’s largest recruiting event, is returning to New York City on Monday, July 27 at the Javits Center. A...

Stuller launches new features on website, Stuller.com

In response to customer requests, Stuller has added a number of new features to its website, Stuller.com. While the manufacturer continuousl...

Swatch Group net sales increase in first half of 2015

Last week, Swatch Group reported that its net sales were up four per cent at constant exchange rates to $4.44 billion in the first half of t...

UPS Capital purchases insured parcel services business of G4S

UPS Capital, the UPS subsidiary that purchased jewellery shipper Parcel Pro last month, has just acquired G4S Insured Parcel Services (IPS),...

Michael Hill Canadian sales surge 14.6%

Michael Hill International has reported a 3.4 per cent year on year sales increase to $366 million (AUD 495.6 million) for the year that end...

Amazon’s Prime Day celebrating 20th anniversary sees 80% sales increase

According to ChannelAdvisor, third-party sellers on Amazon saw sales increases of 80 per cent year-over-year on the company’s first-ever Pri...

India jeweller John Paul Joy Alukkas named one of Asia’s top 10 wealthiest millennials

Indian-born, Dubai-based jeweller John Paul Joy Alukkas has been named one of Asia’s top 10 wealthiest Millennials. This revelation was anno...

Mulberry appoints Johnny Coca as creative director

Spanish-born designer Johnny Coca has taken up his position as creative director at Mulberry. Coca, who formerly acted as the accessories de...

Quebec retailer Simons plans to expand

Simons, one of the country’s oldest family-owned retailers, is now hoping to defy industry woes by launching an expansion that could extend ...

Polished diamond prices drop but rough remain steady

Over the past three months, polished diamond prices have fallen despite rough prices remaining firm. According to the RapNet Diamond index, ...

New CFO at Diamante

Diamante Minerals Inc. has announced the appointment of Jennifer Irons as its new chief financial officer. Irons is replacing Chad Ulansky, ...

Apple Watch sales drop by 90%

After an explosive showing of initial sales, purchases of the Apple Watch have fallen as much as 90 per cent; data collected by Slice Intell...

MasterCard’s mission to win over retailers

Recently, MasterCard has pushed to reshape itself as more than just a payment processor; with a variety of new mobile purchasing apps, the c...

Too many high-end shops coming to Canada

According to retail consultant Trendex, a large burst in the number of high-end retailers coming to Canada could lead to tough times for the...

Boucheron

The Bleu de Jodhpur necklace is Boucheron’s first entirely reversible necklace and a “contemporary rendering of the Indian city’s play of wh...

A look into GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard

From June 15 to 18, 42 senior gem and jewellery executives gathered at the Harvard Business School (HBS) to discuss challenges facing the in...

Evolving retail expectations require enhanced experiences in-store

According to Unity Marketing’s affluent consumer tracking survey, high-end consumers are spending their money more and more on luxury experi...

Instagram advertising shows strong potential for luxury brands

According to a recent report by L2, a New York-based digital education firm, Instagram’s powerful advertising capabilities may easily be har...

Maison Mathon

Just in time for the beautiful summer season, Maison Mathon has unveiled its “Glycine” Collection, which pays homage to the wisteria plant. ...

Birks’ comparable-store sales rise in Canada

Birks Group reported that sales improved 7.3 per cent year on year to $301.6 million in the fiscal year that ended on March 28th. The compan...

Canada receives job boost in private sector

This May, Canada’s labour force received a boost of 58,900 additional jobs due to a surge in private-sector work. Statistics Canada’s latest...

New study reveals more women are treating themselves to fine jewellery

While women have traditionally been gifted jewellery by men, many ladies have now given up waiting for a man to “put a ring on it” and are b...

Winnipeg’s Independent Jewellers wins ruling against city for property redevelopment

On June 26, a group of city councillors in Winnipeg, Manitoba supported Independent Jewellers’ project to redevelop its Notre Dame Avenue pr...

Jewellers 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. Based on data anal...

Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers to Lead Growth in Wearables Market

A study released by market intelligence firm Tractica is forecasting that smartwatches and fitness trackers will lead future growth in the w...

Canadian retail sales experience an unexpected drop in April

Recent data from Statistics Canada shows an unexpected drop in Canada’s April retail sales with a decline of 0.1 per cent after two months o...

B.C. retailers leading Canada in first-quarter sales growth

According to a new report by Colliers International Consulting, British Columbian retailers are off to a strong start in 2015, leading the c...

Uncertainty in the global diamond trade is high

While the $80 billion spent on diamond jewellery last year was a record, diamond manufacturers are expected to share a profit of just $100 m...

Barneys now using Instagram as retail outlet

As of last week, Barneys New York is the latest luxury retailer to implement shoppable content on its Instagram account. The department stor...

Tim Hortons, President’s Choice, and Shoppers Drug Mart most trusted brands among Canadians

According to a survey released by the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, Canadians trust homegrown brands ...

LMVH to renovate historical Parisian building

France’s Conseil d’Etat—the country’s highest administrative court—has ruled that luxury giant LMVH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton can revamp t...

Corona Jewellery mourns the loss of Mr. Albert Minister

Albert Minister, the founder of Corona Jewellery Ltd, passed away peacefully on June 2nd at the age of 87. This loss leaves a mark not only ...

Germany’s Metro to build stronger online and international presence

German retailer Metro AG has announced that it will invest more in its online and international operations. This revelation follows the $3.1...

Report finds mystery diamond treatment at IGI

In recent months, diamonds have been submitted to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the International Gemological Institute (IG...

Sales team expansion at Rembrandt Charms

Rembrandt Charms has announced recent changes to its sales team, with the addition of a new regional account manager and two new account exe...

Industry icon of Bulova and Allison-Kaufman has passed away

Herb Lewis, a respected industry leader and top executive at Bulova and Allison-Kaufman, passed away just days after his 100th birthday on J...

UJA Federation honours Movado Group’s Efraim Grinber

Efraim Grinberg, chairman and CEO of the Movado Group, was recently honored by the UJA-Federation at the organization’s annual fashion divis...

Canada inflation rises slightly in May, April retail sales fall

Canada’s consumer prices advanced slightly to 0.9 per cent in May, while retail sales for April took a surprise decline. This signifies that...

Canadian Armed Forces Veteran creates Her Wearables, local jewellery company

Kelsie Sheren, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, recently founded Her Wearables, a Vancouver-based jewellery business. Sheren, 25, sta...

Diamond trade to face arbitration on colour grading standards

Members of the diamond trade may now face arbitration for dealing in diamonds with a colour grade that differs from industry standards. The ...

Iconic Nash Jewellers store to leave downtown London

Nash Jewellers will be closing its iconic Dundas St. store in London, Ontario after 97 years of business. Colin Nash, the store’s owner, has...

Canadian retailers see growth at both ends as retail landscape shifts

High-end and low-end retailers alike have seen a jump in sales this quarter. Those retailers whose products fall somewhere in the middle, ho...

Meiller, Blom stand out at WFDB’s 2015 Presidents’ Meeting

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) held its biennial Presidents’ Meeting this June 14-16 in Tel-Aviv. Over the course of the eve...

Bovet

The Amadeo Fleurier BraveHeart from Bovet is not just a watch but a piece of art. Featuring 22 days of power reserve, the Braveheart’s desig...

Thank you JVC for another successful Golf Tournament!

This year’s edition of the JVC Annual Golf Tournament went off without a hitch and attendees had the opportunity to enjoy a full day of golf...

Endless Jewelry appoints new CEO

Endless Jewelry International has appointed Paul Moonga as its new CEO. Moonga, whose experience lies in building profitable telecom compani...

Stuller appoints Gary Davis as new vice president of sales

Gary Davis, an established sales and business development executive, has recently joined Stuller as its new vice president of sales. Davis b...

Jewelers Mutual welcomes Mike Alexander to the team

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has appointed Mike Alexander as its new senior vice president of commercial lines. In this role, Alexander...

UPS Capital acquires Parcel Pro

UPS Capital has announced its acquisition of Parcel Pro, the leading independent logistics provider to the jewellery, wristwatch, and collec...

Mode Accessories Show 2015 offers multiplicity to attendees

Mode Accessories Show, Canada’s only trade show devoted to women’s fashion accessories, will be held this August 9 to 11 at Toronto’s Intern...

Retailers tapping social media to follow consumer demands

Social media platforms may be able to provide retailers with further insight into consumer demands, said Joel Teitelbaum, chief executive of...

GIA debuts new “Gem & Jewelry Career Center”

On June 1, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) launched its brand new Gem & Jewelry Career Centre. The online platform will act ...

Engagement ring “selfies” may attract unwanted attention

With the commencement of this engagement and wedding season has come a new social media craze: the engagement ring “selfie”. Consumers every...

Dominion launches CanadaMark B2B trading platform

Dominion Diamond Corporation launched its online trading platform for CanadaMark diamonds during this year’s JCK Las Vegas show. “The platfo...

Galatea

This dramatic lotus flower Memento Pearl ring from Galatea is the ultimate statement piece. Set in 14k yellow gold, the ring features an 11m...

IDD debuts in Canada with new sales team

International Diamond Distributors (IDD), a diamond jewellery manufacturer and loose diamond supplier, has entered the Canadian market with ...

Highlights from JCK Las Vegas 2015

Our social media accounts were booming this week with photographs and coverage of the JCK Las Vegas 2015 show. For all of the latest updates...

Beverly Hills Jewellers to showcase at Canadian expositions this summer

Once again, Beverly Hills Jewellers has announced that it will be showcasing its product at jewellery expositions across Canada throughout t...

Retail Council of Canada holds Store conference 2015

The Retail Council of Canada is holding its annual Store conference in Toronto from June 2 to 3. The event, which is widely known as Canada’...

Swatch Group opens new Customer Service Center in Montreal

Swatch Group has announced the opening of its newest Customer Service Center. Conveniently located beside an existing Swatch retail location...

“Secret” Ontario diamond royalties necessary protection for De Beers

When royalty figures from De Beers’ Victor diamond mine were leaked earlier this month, many Ontarians were shocked at the secrecy surroundi...

Stuller wins Best in Show at JCK 2015 Platinum Innovation Awards

A platinum and diamond cage pendant by Stuller took top honours in the 2015 Platinum Innovation Awards at JCK Las Vegas. The exquisite piece...

Canadian consumers crave luxury

According to research by consulting firm Bain & Co., the overall global market for luxury products and services hit $1.1 trillion in 20...

Avakian

Model Sara Sampaio lights up the red carpet for the “Inside Out” premiere wearing Avakian during the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The Victoria...

Messika

Doutzen Kroes looked absolutely stunning at the amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cap d’Antibes, France. The goprgeous mo...

Lower dollar to impede Canadian retail sales growth

While it is widely believed that lowered gas prices will allow for Canadians to spend money elsewhere, a lower Canadian dollar—one effect of...

Ontario introduces new Employment Standards Poster

As of May 20, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has required employers to post its new Employment Standards Poster in a visible workplace area....

Jewelers Mutual Insurance recognizes top agents

Recently, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized its top agencies for their expertise in jewellers’ block insurance during its annual ...

Reed Exhibitions buys Jewelers International Showcase

Reed Exhibitions, the owner of JCK Events and JCK Magazine, has recently purchased Jewelers international Showcase (JIS). Yancy Weinrich, se...

De Beers selling historic Kimberley Mine

De Beers is selling its legendary Kimberley Mine, a South-African pit that acted as part of the foundation for the company’s empire. Nicknam...

Best Bargains to launch 100 new products and your complete Social Media Marketing Kit at JCK Vegas

Best Bargains has been working very hard to make this year’s AGTA at JCK Las Vegas show very special by launching nearly 100 new conte...

Overstocks and out-of-stocks cost retailers $1.1 trillion in lost revenue

According to a new study from IHL Group, commissioned by OrderDynamics, retailers suffer about $1.1 trillion in lost revenue as a result of ...

Global gold jewellery demand drops by 9%

According to the World Gold Council (WGC), the global demand for gold jewellery decreased by 9 per cent year on year totaling $23.53 billion...

New research shows consumers prefer printed circulars

According to new research conducted by Market Force Information, about half of consumers read printed circulars once a week and 16 per cent ...

Pandora sales soar even after retailer cuts

Pandora U.S. has reported a revenue increase of 13.2 per cent for the first quarter of 2015. The charm brand cut 105 underperforming retaile...

Bovet

A new addition to the Amadeo Collection, the ‘Miss Audrey’ from Bovet features a rich blue dial inspired by sweeping skies and the surging e...

Don’t miss out on PAJ Canada’s exciting brands at JCK Las Vegas

PAJ Canada will be showcasing its three magnificent brands at Booth #B3341 during the JCK Las Vegas show, which is only mere days way. Be su...

Canadian consumers flocking to e-commerce

New data from Canada Post suggests that consumers are more eager to spend their money on e-commerce than ever before. A study conducted by t...

NASA honours OMEGA’s dedication to space exploration

On May 12, OMEGA celebrated its dedication to space travel with NASA. The event, which included an interactive tour of NASA’s facilities and...

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th set to open first location in Ottawa

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th will be entering the Canadian market next year, with its first outlet set to open at Tanger Outlets in Kanata, Ott...

Antwerp comes to Canada to strenghten bond with diamond sector

Earlier this month, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) made its way over to Canada in order to strengthen its relationship with our dia...

Former Tiffany & Co. VP for Canada and PR executive unveil new store

Andrea Hopson, the former Canadian vice-president of Tiffany & Co., has teamed up with Martha Grace McKimm to create Hopson Grace, the ...

Stats Canada reports rising unemployment due to Target “effect” as retail sector contracts

According to Statistics Canada, last month accounted for a total of 19,700 job losses, the highest number since August 2014. Those affected ...

B.C., Ontario grab top spots on list of highest grossing shopping malls in Canada

According to Retail Insider, the top shopping centres in Canada are situated either in British Columbia or Ontario. The recent report analyz...

Walmart takes over Target locations

According to a statement from Walmart Stores Inc., the mega retailer is set on purchasing several store leases and other assets formerly hel...

Sara Weinstock

These stunning creations from Sara Weinstock embody the meaning of luxury with a feminine touch. Featuring two-toned gemstones – the real st...

Sutra

Jennifer Lopez’s look was absolutely to-die-for at the Met Gala wearing SUTRA ruby and diamond fan earrings. The 18k rose gold earrings feat...

Poor jewellery sales for fifth straight month

The U.S. Commerce Department’s latest data has revealed a weakness in jewellery sales in the U.S. market. In February, sales totaled $6.3 bi...

Consumer payment preferences vary according to region

Today, international e-commerce has huge moneymaking potential but research finds that many retailers have the potential to lose customers i...

Stuller introduces new loyalty program Stuller First

Stuller, Inc. has announced the launch of its first company-wide loyalty program, Stuller First. Through this program, Stuller aims to simpl...

In loving memory of Mark Sapir

A tribute to Mark Sapir by Stephen Ben-Oliel of Canadian Noble House Diamonds: How do you say good-bye to a man about whom they talked in wh...

Moneris reports 5.8% rise in Canadian first-quarter consumer spending

Debit and credit card transactions compiled by Moneris Solutions Corporation have shown that Canadian consumer spending growth has quickened...

Raymond Weil celebrates 10 years with BRIT Awards

Last February’s BRIT Awards served as an event to honour the best in British and international music as well as to pay tribute to the decade...

Samsung and World Jewelry Hub join forces for mutual strategic cooperation

Samsung Electronics and the World Jewelry Hub have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Panama City, pledging to cooperate strategi...

Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) partners with CJ Expos

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift), the country’s premier association for suppliers of gift, housewares and h...

Study shows luxury sales shifting online

Retail research firm L2 has released a new report that reveals luxury sales tremendously shifting online. The new findings show that the num...

Rolex

This is the Datejust Pearlmaster from Rolex. It’s bright, it’s vibrant and it’s luxurious to the max. Featuring baguette diamonds and sapphi...

New consumer initiative from Diamond Empowerment Fund

During the “Power Panel” and “Connecting Powerful Diamond Stories with Customers” seminars at the Smart Show Chicago, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, c...

JVC announces WHMIS to align with US and Canadian trading partner requirements

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), which came into effect October 1988, is Canada’s national hazard communi...

Stats Canada reports retail sales jump after long decline

According to Statistics Canada, retail sales in Canada showed a gain of 1.7 per cent in February after two consecutive months of decline. Wh...

2nd International Rough Diamond Week very successful

The Second International Rough Diamond Week (IRDW), held at the Israel Diamond Exchange from April 12 to 16 has been reported to be a great ...

Superfit Inc. announces new Canadian distribution and instillation center

Superfit Inc. is proud to announce their new Canadian Distribution and Instillation Center, Superfit Canada, opening June 1, 2015. Superfit ...

Strong start for Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago

The seventh annual SMART Jewelry Show Chicago opened started off with an inspirational message from keynote speaker Paco Underhill. Sponsore...

Gold prices remain steady; 2015 has weak start for gold miners

The price of gold currently sits at $1,200 and has stayed around this mark for the last couple of weeks. Although the price has swayed for t...

Local businesses unite for new loyalty program in Victoria, B.C.

Gayle Robinson, owner of Robsinson’s Outdoor Store and president of Think Local First, holding a larget version of the new Think Local...

Cartier

An icon for the Cartier brand, the panther was introduced into the Maison back in 1914. Ever since then, it has evolved and appeared in a va...

Ulysse Nardin

Built in Germany in 1926, the barque, tall ship with its four masts was given to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation, and was integrated into...

PANDORA unveils new integrated marketing campaign in North America

PANDORA Jewelry has announced “The Art of You” marketing campaign in North America, which has been designed to inspire women to ...

Pre-registration now open first ever VincenzaOro Dubai

Visitors can now pre-register on the show’s website vicenzaorodubai.com. The show will focus on global brands, fine jewellery, diamonds and ...

New rules on credit card fees in Canada

Finance Minister Joe Oliver unveiled an update to the code of conduct for the credit and debit card industry this week. The new revisions wi...

Province to meet with retailers facing online challenges

Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid is looking to hold a summit with major retailers in order to discuss how online sales...

Two Toronto-based gold miners seal $1.5B deal

Alamos Gold Inc. and AuRico Gold Inc. are set to merge their gold businesses in a US$1.5-billion transaction, which will create a mid-tier g...

Spence Diamonds sold to private equity firm

Private equity firm Lion Capital has purchased Canadian jewellery retailer Spence Diamonds for an estimated $125 million, according to Fortu...

Birks’ Amorique diamond celebrates a decade

Presitigous Canadian jeweller Birks celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its proprietary Amorique diamond cut by announcing Canadian actres...

Harry Winston gives back at star-studded gala

Harry Winston, Inc. recently teamed up with amfAR at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong for a special inaugural gala aimed at fundraising for the org...

ArtyA

ArtyA stands behind the belief that it popularized the skull in the watch-making world and the new Skull & Bones watch is perfect proof...

SimplexDiam wins jewellery stock of Martin Ross Group

SimplexDiam Inc. of New York announced Monday, April 6 that it has acquired jewellery inventory assets held by Martin Ross Group of Canada d...

Antwerp diamond industry willing to pay higher taxes in exchange for legal certainty

A statement from Antwerp World Diamond Centre reveals that the diamond industry in Antwerp, Belgium is willing to pay higher taxes in exchan...

Saks announces new president shortly after last one

Saks Fifth Avenue has appointed Marc Metrick as the new president. Metrick replaces Marigay McKee, who is leaving the post after a little mo...

GIA to host iconic diamond exhibit in Southern California

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host seven of the world’s finest diamond houses at its world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif...

JCK Las Vegas announces this year’s performer: Gavin Degraw

JCK Las Vegas has revealed that the headlining performer during this year’s JCK Rocks the Beach event will be Grammy-nominated musician Gavi...

EGL rights holders announce reorganization of EGL representation in Israel

A recent press release from EGL reveals that according to the holders of EGL rights in Israel and Mr. Benhamou, the Eurogem laboratory in Is...

Polished diamond prices fall in March, reveal healthy market

According to the Rapaport Monthly Report, polished diamond prices dropped this past March as a result of trading volumes being restricted by...

Jewelers Mutual hosts industry webinar featuring JVC’s John Lamont

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company will be hosting an industry webinar featuring John Lamont, JVC’s expert on jewellery crime, on Tuesd...

Libman introduces new sales team

Shortly following Corona Jewellery Company’s takeover of Libman & Co. in December 2014, the two companies have introduced a new sales t...

Jaquet Droz

The Lady 8 Flower from Jaquet Droz an absolute creation of wonder and the latest thing to come from the watch brand extraordinaire during Ba...

Kenneth Cole introduces smartwatch

This April, you can expect to see a smartwatch form fashion brand Kenneth Cole who has partnered with Geneva Watch Group for this new ventur...

Amazon may buy Net-A-Porter

According to a report from WWD, Amazon is currently in talks to buy London-based luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter. Net-A-Porter has been owned b...

Zimbabwe set on taking over Rio Tinto Diamonds mine

According to new reports, the Zimbabwe government is set on taking control of the Murowa mine, of which is 78 per cent is owned by Rio Tinto...

Jewellery designer Fana adds website enhancement to track performance

Jewellery designer Fana unveiled the addition of a retail jewellery portal to its existing website that has been created especially for reta...

B.C. government approves $450-million gold mine

Pretium’s $450-million Brucejack gold mine has been approved by the B.C. government. This is the first such project to be given the green li...

Galatea appoints JewelMark Canada as exclusive distributor

Galatea Jewelry Corporation (Galatea: Jewelry by artist) has named Edmonton, Alberta-based JewelMark Canada, Inc. as its exclusive Canadian ...

Potential mining deal helps boost TSX numbers

On Monday, the Toronto stock market saw a solid increase as a result of talks about a high-profile deal in the mining sector. Stocks in mini...

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada releases line of jewellery

To help grant wishes, the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has released line of jewellery that will be sold across all Lawtons Dru...

Toronto jeweller among Governor General Award winners

Jewellery designer Paul McClure has been named one of the eight winners of the annual Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Ar...

Aaron Shum Jewelry and Coronet

During this edition of Baselworld, Aaron Shum Jewelry and Coronet Diamonds unveiled a $2 million diamond Gibson guitar. The Eden of Coronet ...

Calgary’s Llyn Strelau first North American jewellery designer to win at prestigious German competition

Calgary jeweller Llyn L. Strelau of Jewels by Design is the first North American jewellery designer to win at the 45th German Jewelry and Ge...

Sauro unveils impressive website, new collection

Since we last profiled Sauro Italia Gioielli Oltre in 2014 in our publication, the brand has continued to surpass expectations and live up t...

GIA offers more than 125 scholarships totaling $588,000

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is offering a large number of scholarships for distance education eLearning courses and for class...

New Smartwatch collaboration between TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel

Baselworld 2015 served as a launching point for a new collaboration between TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel to unveil a Swiss smartwatch powere...

Birks appoints singer Kiesza as New Face of Rock & Pearl Collection

Birks has unveiled that Calgary singer Kiesza will be the brand’s new Rock & Pearl Collection ambassador. The announcement coincided wi...

L’École de Joaillerie de Montréal: From a workshop to a school

Last year was a big year for l’École de Joaillerie de Montréal. A birthplace to a spectacular amount of ideas, projects and international co...

Graff

The Diamond MasterGraff Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon is a result of more than 2,000 hours of work to create a mechanical movement that co...

Schindler Technologies presents alongside Solidscape in Toronto

Last week, various members of the jewellery industry were invited to participate in the annual information seminar at the Canadian Jewellers...

Zenith appoints Cedric Laroche as North American Brands Director

Zenith has appointed Cedric Laroche as the new North American brand director who will be overseeing the watch and jewellery brand’s U.S. sub...

Attendance up at the Hong Kong shows

The world’s largest jewellery marketplace, formed by the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the Hong Kong Internatio...

New study finds Instagram most important social network

Market research firm L2 has released a new report that measures the impact and use of Instagram. The popular social networking service was p...

Royal Alberta Museum showcases 11-carat Ekati diamond

The Royal Alberta Museum’s mineral collection has a new, and very large addition to the team. The 11-carat rough stone from the Northwest Te...

New diamond industry group forming includes Canadian members

Several members of leading diamond-mining companies have come forward about considering the creating of an overarching industry group. The r...

Registration open for JCK Las Vegas 2015

Registration is now open for the annual JCK Las Vegas Show, which will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada sta...

Join JVC for 19th annual Golf Tournament

Join JVC for the 19th annual Golf Tournament, dinner and silent auction on Monday, June 15, 2015. Play the north course at Angus Glen Golf C...

Say “hello” to spring with Pandora

Pandora Jewelry took over the Harbor View Suite at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto this past January for a Spring/Moth...

Diamond Bourse of Canada Meet & Greet in Toronto

Last week, the Diamond Bourse of Canada hosted various prominent members of the Canadian mining industry at its Toronto office for a Meet &#...

Fendi

The Fendi My Way watch is extraordinary. Accentuated by a removable fur collar, the timepiece is the perfect statement piece for any occasio...

Swiss watch exports soar 4%

According to the Federation of Swiss Watches, Swiss watch exports rose 3.7 per cent year on year to reach $1.62B in January. Exports by volu...

GIA, De Beers to speak synthetic diamonds during GemFest Basel

Research scientists from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and De Beers Technologies UK will gather to discuss the issues surrounding s...

Studio1098 named one of Toronto’s best jewellery stores

Toronto’s Studio1098 has grabbed the title of “One of the Best Jewellery Stores in Toronto” for a second time. Tamara Kronis, owner, goldsmi...

32nd HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Dazzles Global Visitors

The 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opened on March 4 with a dazzling start for its international visitors. Held at the Ho...

Shelly Purdy

ALTRUISTIC BY NATURE Shelly Purdy goes beyond the glam to inspire confidence and charitable giving. By Bonnie Siegler During her first year ...

Concord

The Mariner Lady from Concord is inspired by “characteristically relaxed atmosphere of a marina, the long evenings spent on the pontoon, a g...

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show on this week

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is here! Running from March 4 to 8, the show will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibit...

Retailers respond to FCRF data on fancy colour diamonds

Following the release of new information from The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), brands are beginning to equip their leading stores...

Canada’s Diamcor Mining reports revenue plunge of 37%

Diamcor Mining reports that revenue has dropped 37 per cent year on year to $886,343 CAD during its third fiscal quarter, which ended on Dec...

Register today for the CIBJO Congress 2015

Register today for the CIBJO Congress 2015 taking place on May 4 to 6 at the Sheraton da Bahia Hotel in Salvador, Bahia. For the first time ...

Mediterranean Gemological and Jewelry Conference dates announced

The Mediterranean Gemological and Jewelry Conference will be taking from on June 27 and 28 at the Divani Palace & Thalasso Hotel in Ath...

Stephane Linder appointed as Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry President and CEO

Gucci announced that Stéphane Linder has been appointed Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry President and CEO, effective March 11, 2015. Linder wil...

Swarovski unveils new store in Vegas

Swarovski has unveiled its latest store on the Las Vegas strip with a new light show called the Swarovski Midnight Celebration, created espe...

8 robbers convicted in Harry Winston jewellery heists in Paris

Eight people have been convicted on charges of armed robbery in an organized gang, criminal association, and receiving stolen goods followin...

When does style count?

Today’s jewellery shopper is responding to popular jewellery designs on social media, but with your inventory being only a fraction compared...

Geoff Bourdon

REMOTE POSSIBILITIES Geoff Bourdon of Woodland Jewellers may live in a small community, but he designs for the world. by Sarah B. Hood At fi...

Coming to Toronto: custom jewellery design and manufacturing seminar

On Thursday, March 12, you are invited to participate in the annual information seminar hosted by John Schindler of Schindler Technologies C...

Our deepest condolences to the Goldberg family

A pioneer in the Canadian jewellery industry, Lou Goldberg passed away on January 17, 2015. Husband and best friend of the late Betty. Fathe...

HYT

Here’s a little Baselworld preview for you… Visitors are bound to be impressed by the Skull Green Eye from HYT – a true tribute to this watc...

Endless Jewelry continues global expansion with 20th market opening

Endless Jewelry has announced that Australia has become to jewellery brand’s 20th market opening after meeting with more than 250 jewellers ...

Stuller announces 2015 Bridge schedule

Stuller, Inc. has announced the event dates for its sixth season of the Bridge conference, organized every year with the main focus of educa...

Ritani partners with Jewelers Mutual to ensure safety when it comes to online shopping

Maker of fine diamond engagement rings Ritani has joined forces with Jewellers Mutual Insurance Company in order to provide customers with a...

Richline Group acquires bangle bracelet brand Chrysalis

Richline Group Inc. has announced plans to acquire Chrysalis, an international brand of stackable bangle bracelets featuring talismans, good...

Vladimir Chakharian

RING LEADER The stunning handwork of Vladimir Chakharian and Almari Design. by Sarah B. Hood “I am like a rhinoceros in Canada; nobody does ...

A national treasure

The patriotic purchase; Canadian diamonds are quality, conscience and completely dazzling. by Liza Marley Buying local is one of the biggest...

Master the art of jewellery design using CAD software and Solidscape High Precision 3D Printers

On Thursday, March 12, you are invited to participate in the annual information seminar hosted by John Schindler of Schindler Technologies C...

A night of glitz and glamour at Bijouterie Italienne

Last November, Paola and Marco Miserendino of Bijouterie Italienne in Montreal held an exclusive soirée offering their customers a viewing o...

A night of excellence at the annual Jewellers’ Ball

Thank you to Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC) for allowing Canadian Jeweller Magazine be a part of another successful edition of the annual ...

Swarovski debuts first-of-its-kind boutique in Las Vegas

Later this month, Swarovski will debut a first-of-its-kind boutique at the Grand Bazaar Shops in Las Vegas. The new boutique, set to open on...

Strong attendance and high buying numbers at JCK Tucson

JCK Tucson opened at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa last week to strong attendance numbers. This year’s participating retailer...

Guess wins case against Gucci

The long court battle over trademark issues between the Gucci and Guess brands concluded in France on January 20 in Guess’ favour. The Court...

New diamond project announced in Nunavut, adding to Canada’s total mine count

Arctic Star Exploration Corp. announced the full acquisition of the Stein Diamond Property in Nunavut, Canada. Located 85km northwest of Tal...

Frederick Goldman purchases Scott Kay

Previously competitors in the bridal jewellery segment, Frederick Goldman has purchased the assets of Scott Kay for an undisclosed amount. A...

Gabriel & Co.

This gorgeous fashion necklace from Gabriel & Co. Byblos Collection is the perfect statement piece to your little black dress. Set in 9...

Howard Fine Jewellers: A lavish landmark

With a major store renovation all wrapped up, Howard Fine Jewellers continues to please customers and live up to its name as a top-notch jew...

Michael Hill’s Canadian sales jump 18.5%

Michael Hill stores announced that revenue increased by 3.9 per cent year on year to reach $227 million for the six months that ended on Dec...

Where are they now? – Birks

Earlier this year, we had a immense pleasure of working with Birks and featuring the retailer’s CEO on our May/June 2014 cover. The photo sh...

‘Endless’ possibilities

With a name like Jesper Nielsen behind it, it’s no surprise that Endless Jewelry has taken the jewellery industry by storm in a span of just...