April 6, 2021

Jewelry

Custom jewelry shop opens in Grand Forks, with the name coming from the street

A new custom jewelry shop has opened in Grand Forks, and its name is an ode to its location.

Diamonds on Demers is located at 667 DeMers Avenue, Suite 1002, in the train depot building. Owner Scott Imberi has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. The South Dakota native came to Grand Forks in 1987, and has worked lengthy stretches in local jewelry stores. Imberi opened the shop in mid-February, and told the Herald it had been in the works since October.

“It’s a beautiful space. It has huge windows and probably 14-foot ceilings,” Imberi said. “When we

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This jewelry is made from live insects

Illustration for article titled Meet the Beetles: This jewelry is made from live insects

Photo: Yuri Kadobnov / AFP (Getty Images)

Wiki WormholeWe explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 6,277,340-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Live Insect Jewelry

What it’s about: The creepiest fashion trend since those running shoes with individual toes. In several parts of the world, at several points in history, there have been trends of incorporating live insects into jewelry.

Biggest controversy: Animal rights activists have unsurprisingly objected to the practice, which some people find exploitive of animals that “have a similar capacity

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Industry Study Shows Where We’re At

The findings of research commissioned by Kassandra Lauren Gordon and the Goldsmiths’ Company into the challenges faced by black jewelers in the UK paint a somber picture of endemic racism, under-representation and significant barriers to success. Here’s why it’s high time for the industry to take a more proactive approach to nurturing black creatives, ensuring equal opportunities and giving the talented BIPOC professionals in the jewelry industry the visibility they deserve.

When the movement for social justice exploded onto the streets in the summer of 2020, London-based jeweler Kassandra Lauren

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Fawaz Gruosi Returns to High Jewelry

Once upon a time, Fawaz Gruosi had an uncontested monopoly on the hottest invitation at Cannes. His parties were legendary, attended by every member of the A+ list, all of whom would come dripping in his most extravagant jewels. For that, the charismatic founder of de Grisogono earned his reputation as a master marketer, shrewdly leveraging high profile events to build his brand’s international reputation and amass a clientele that ranged from Middle Eastern royalty to Manhattan high society.

It wasn’t just the parties that dazzled. Gruosi was, first and foremost, a creator. He could mold exceptional stones into sensuous

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A Remembrance of Jewelry Designer Elsa Peretti

I got the Elsa Peretti blues.

I woke up this morning to her image staring knowingly into the camera. The image was part of her obituary. Peretti’s kohl-lined, world-weary eyes seemed to ask “Who are you to look at me?”

I was unexpectedly pierced with sadness. Not just for her. For me.

My mother, an unheralded writer, singer, artist, was drawn early on to Peretti’s jewelry from Tiffany’s. The familiar robin’s egg blue catalog started featuring her striking sterling silver designs, which seemed very avant-garde, in the mid-1970s. The open, off-center heart necklace, the tear-drop shaped earrings, the bone cuff

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6 Summer 2021 Jewelry Trends to Shop Now

6 summer 2021 jewelry trends to shop

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With the flowers blooming and the birds chirping now that it’s spring, this only means that summer is right around the corner. Soon we’ll be wearing sandals, swimwear, cutoffs, and bright summery jewelry, of course. Since the pandemic started, we all have been yearning for mood-lifting jewels that will brighten up our days. If you think about it, jewelry has been a constant throughout the pandemic; it’s helped us feel dressed up for any last-minute virtual calls, and throwing some on is a quick and easy way to make any outfit (no matter how casual) look put together.

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2 men charged in 2019 Halloween jewelry store robbery in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Two men accused of stealing an estimated $70,000 in jewelry on Halloween 2019 have now been charged.

Jerome Welton McWilliams, 29, and Darnel Batts, 33, were charged Friday in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

On Oct. 31, 2019, McWilliams and Batts entered Stroud Jewelry, 905 E. 2100 South, and acted as if they were interested in purchasing several pieces of jewelry, according to charging documents. While looking at rings, McWilliams instructed Batts “to go out to the car to get a bag that contained ’20 G’s’ because he was going to buy

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Signet CEO cautious on jewelry sales as Covid vaccines, travel pick up

Jewelry sales could see a slowdown later this year as a broader range of economic activity resumes from a pandemic-induced slump, Signet CEO Gina Drosos told CNBC on Thursday.

“We’re very cautious on the back half of the year as the vaccine rolls out and more people are more interested in traveling and entertainment again. We think that could potentially have a negative impact on categories like jewelry,” Drosos said on “Closing Bell.”

The chief executive’s comments came after earlier Thursday the owner of Kay Jewelers and Zales reported better-than-expected sales and per-share earnings for the quarter ending Jan. 30.

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Remembering Elsa Peretti, Tiffany Designer and Former Halston Model

“A force of nature.” “Larger than life.” “A part of culture.”

Those were just a few words used to describe Elsa Peretti, the jewelry designer and former model who died in her sleep Thursday night at age 80. Friends, former colleagues and others recalled Peretti’s joy of life, her immense creativity and, above all, her generosity.

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According to a statement from her family office in Zurich, and the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, the designer, known worldwide for her designs for Tiffany & Co., “passed away in a village close to Barcelona, Spain” of natural causes. Peretti

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