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JTV Crowns Ashley Hoffman as 2015 JTV Rock Star Designer

JTV(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) - Jewelry Television, one of the world’s largest retailers of fine jewelry and gemstones, is excited to announce South Carolina native Ashley Hoffman as the winner of its groundbreaking reality competition series, JTV Rock Star Designer.

Hoffman was one of five designers from across the country who put their jewelry-making talents to the test in a six-week, elimination-style competition. An extended season finale episode aired on the JTV network on Sept. 18, 2015.


Someone is switching out jewelers’ diamonds with fakes

091615diamonds7tbA thief used the oldest trick in the book to dupe a bunch of Diamond District jewelers out of tens of thousands of dollars in gems, authorities say.

Justin Abramowitz, 32, would ask to see an engagement diamond, then swap it with a cubic zirconia, court papers allege.

“He gives everybody the same story,” said Yeheskel Siag, 63, one of four jewelers allegedly scammed by Abramowitz.

“He says, ‘Hi, my name is David.’ He shakes your hand. He tells you he’s getting engaged and he wants a ring worth $20,000.

“He lets you drop your guard, and the minute he turns around to make a call, he’s gone.”

De Beers: Global Diamond Jewelry Demand +3% in 2014

jewelry(IDEX Online News) – Global diamond jewelry demand increased 3 percent in 2014 to reach $80 billion, according to the De Beers Group of Companies, which released its Diamond Insight Report 2015 today (Monday). The report also cites a 6 percent increase in rough diamond production value to $19 billion.

Despite a troubled market, De Beers says the jewelry demand increase marks the fifth year of consecutive growth since the global downturn.

The company’s figures point to growth in each of the top five diamond-consuming markets of the US, China, Japan, India and the Gulf states, which together account for some 75 percent of worldwide demand.

Jewelry LED makes LED lighting easy and affordable

LEDTry and compare for free, fit existing sockets- no rewiring

(ATLANTA) - Jewelry LED introduces a smart, affordable line of LED lighting created specifically with the jeweler in mind. Designed to fit most traditional jewelry store lighting fixtures, Jewelry LED not only offers the latest LED technology in varying brightness, but they encourage retail owners to try a bulb before buying.

“We want our store owners to discover just how much LED enhances the jewelry in their cases,” remarks Jewelry LED owner Sunny Aiya. “We know they are working with limited budgets that make rewiring for LED difficult, which is why we use only LED lighting that is fitted to plug right into their existing sockets.”

Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug

appleevent 2015 35Apple has delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was expected to be available today to owners of the Apple Watch.

“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”

Given that watchOS 2 is a high profile release for Apple, a relatively important system must have been affected. That said, it takes some guts to hold a widely publicized release to get it right, so good for them. Apple did not give any indications on release timeline beyond ‘shortly’.

Why swallowing a 6 carat stolen diamond is not a good idea

diamond surgeryThis will not go down in history as one of your big jewel heists. There were no secret tunnels dug into safes or masked men with guns and carefully planned getaways. Maybe, actually, it’s as much a medical story. Laxatives, these days, just aren’t what they used to be.

It all began with a very smiley couple sampling the wares of one of the diamond merchants at the 56th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, according to the Bangkok Post.

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