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Category: Design

Understanding the Future of Diamonds - March 22, 2019

While the diamond sector must continue to meet the needs of Baby Boomer and Gen X consumers, it also must commit to understanding…

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Be a Destination for Diamond Bridal - March 15, 2019

Posted in: Design, Jewelry, Trends

The latest weddingreport.com research reveals that overall spending for weddings was down…

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Diamonds for Me, from Me - March 6, 2019

Fashion fans tracking trends at the 91st Academy Awards during the pre-Oscars Red Carpet telecast Feb. 24 on E! and Bravo…

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Romancing the Pearl - February 20, 2019

Pearls are described by the great gemologist of the late 19th century, George Fredrick Kunz, as “a gift of nature on which man cannot improve.”

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A Bride’s Best Friend - February 13, 2019

It’s no secret that pearls are in the middle of a renaissance right now, for which many credit Millennials and pop culture icons like Taylor Swift…

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Fashion’s Obsession with Pearls - February 4, 2019

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends

It was the iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel who proclaimed, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls!”

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Color: It’s Personal - January 28, 2019

The global fashion accessories market is projected to grow at the rate of 6.5% during the forecast period 2018…

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Women Want More Color - January 18, 2019

Women who buy fine jewelry, particularly younger women, want more variety in color and fashion styles represented in traditional jewelry stores…

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Birthstones are Bestsellers - January 11, 2019

Belief in gem powers has survived for nearly 5,000 years in the tradition of the birthstone. The concept of linking birth dates with particular gems…

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Empowering Colors for Spring 2019 - January 4, 2019

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends

Attention-grabbing red-based and orangey hues dominate the Pantone Color Institute’s spring 2019 fashion color report, reflecting…

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The Future is Fine in Fashion - November 30, 2018

The rise of self-purchasing women is influencing key product categories for 2019, notably color stones, pearls and diamond fashion jewelry. JCK’s State of the Industry 2018 says female self-purchasers are changing ideas about who should buy jewelry and for what reasons, and growing the business while doing so.

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Growth Opportunities in Diamond Fashion - November 16, 2018

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends

Growth opportunities abound in diamond fashion jewelry. Market research by De Beers reveals a rise in the self-purchase of diamond jewelry, representing 33 percent of total U.S. diamond jewelry purchased in 2017.

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Gems & Pearls Top Product Categories in 2019 - November 9, 2018

Colored gemstones and cultured pearls are top product categories for 2019, and the most exciting thing happening in this segment is that there’s more demand for more varieties of gems and pearls than ever before, a trend with longevity.    

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Going Platinum - February 21, 2018

Posted in: Design, Jewelry, Trends
Series: And the Metal Goes to - 3 of 4

The U.S. economy is not only exhibiting growth, unemployment remains at a historic low. Coupled with the current metal prices, the outlook for the jewelry industry in the U.S. remains strong and platinum continues to outperform the market, reports the Platinum Guild International (PGI). With platinum jewelry sales growing at +12% in the third quarter, it

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It’s a Woman’s World - January 24, 2018

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Jewelry
Series: In Living Color - 3 of 4

The Future is Female The purchasing power of women in the United States ranges from $5 trillion to $15 trillion annually, touts Girl Power Marketing, communication, influencer and brand experiences agency. Women control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S. Over the next decade women will control two-thirds of all consumer wealth

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