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Pearls’ Popularity Dominates Trends

Pearls dominate the fashion press that hails all styles fair game, from your grandmother’s strand of Akoyas to more artsy freshwater baroque pieces. InStyle magazine paired pearls with a range of styles—feminine, eclectic, bohemian, minimal—citing pearls the perfect complement for work, a trip to the market, or a night out. Vogue Italia celebrates pearls in … Read More

Take it at Face Value

Value is a key factor in timepieces right now, with models previously available only in gold now out in stainless steel, and mid-range brands offering better materials or new and improved movements without significant price increases. “The watch industry is only just beginning to recover from a two-year downturn, the response to which has been … Read More

Watch For it

There are several trends dominating the watch market this year, including vintage-inspired timepieces that mark brand anniversaries and remakes of bestsellers; and more colorful, stylish options for women. “The biggest trend in watches in the past two or three years is vintage,” says Carol Besler,  jewelry journalist and founder of the blog watchdetail.com. “Almost every … Read More

Plumb Club March Newsletter: There’s No Business Like the Wedding Business

With some imagination and initiative, jewelers can expand the profitability of their wedding business. Yes, the wedding market has had its share of challenges, having never really recovered from the recession, as evident by the bankrupt bridal gown company Alfred Angelo and struggling David’s Bridal. Young couples today are just not buying into marriage like … Read More