A Jewelry Hub Hopes Gentrification Won’t Overwhelm History

BIRMINGHAM, England — Kirsty Griffiths’ delight was evident as she held a pair of 22-karat gold bands, newly refashioned from her grandfather’s weighty wedding ring. “One for me and my own wedding and one for my auntie,” Ms. Griffiths, 31, said recently inside a cramped jewelry workshop here. “My granddad had left the original one … Read more

In Japan, a Destination for Jewelry Lovers

KOFU, Japan — To most Japanese, the Yamanashi prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, is known for its vineyards, hot springs and fruit, and for being home to Mount Fuji. But what about its jewelry industry? “Visitors come for the wine, but not so much for the jewelry,” said Kazuo Matsumoto, chairman of the Yamanashi Jewelry … Read more

Jewelry Shopping? Get Ready for Less Choice and Higher Prices.

“Supply is tighter than what people might be used to, and demand, particularly in America, is extraordinary,” Mr. Lussier said. “There will be some pressure on pricing, and in certain categories, retailers will have to work harder to find the diamonds they want.” Shruti Chhajer Ranka, the creative head of Shruti Sushma, a luxury jeweler … Read more

This Jewelry Collaboration Has Many Facets

Usually, jewelry collaborations cross disciplines — like Stephen Webster’s designs with the artist Tracey Emin — but the new one between Moussaieff and the Taiwanese designer Anna Hu crosses generations, regions and aesthetics. “I’ve got some important stones, and she has got some good ideas — new, fresh ideas,” said Alisa Moussaieff, the 91-year-old owner … Read more