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Category: Fashion

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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Growth Opportunities Abound for Men’s Jewelry - November 26, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Men’s jewelry is a key category with immense growth opportunities to elevate its sales and visibility to that of men’s watches, guys’ No. 1 accessory. Cultural norms are blurring the line separating gender roles, as reflected in the jewelry sector with men today exploring new consumer realities, finds The Futurist, publisher of TrendVision.

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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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Profiting from Pearls - June 30, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: Pearls of Joy - 4 of 4

Pearls—second largest category to diamonds—give jewelers greater price flexibility, equating to higher profitability that cannot be realized in commoditized diamonds that are easily priced shopped. Moreover, pearls are at the top of their game in popularity, a favorite accessory to fashions for all seasons. InStyle magazine hails pearls perfect for work, a trip to the

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Empowering Pearls’ Message - June 22, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: Pearls of Joy - 3 of 4

From layers of classic white round pearl strands a la Coco Chanel to colorful organic baroque shapes in playful designs, pearls are not only classic, they’re essential in any jewelry wardrobe. Throughout time, powerful women have tapped their inner goddess wearing pearls — from the Queens of Egypt and England to our favorite celebrities, broadcasters

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Merchandising Pearls’ Versatility - June 15, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: Pearls of Joy - 2 of 4

Pearls are a favorite of all women but too often they get pushed to the back corner of a jewelry store. How jewelers merchandise pearls can speak to their versatility. Pearls effortlessly go with any metal, stone or design elements paired with them and can easily layer with other jewels. Good merchandising helps to tell

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Pearls’ Popularity Dominates Trends - June 8, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: Pearls of Joy - 1 of 4

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

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Keep a Close “Watch” On - May 31, 2018

Watch trends for 2018 are inspired by the past, offer better value, and use more color, with greater attention paid to the female wrist. Among the top 10 best watch brands on many popular lists post Baselworld watch fair in March—Seiko, Bulova and Citizen, all located in The Plumb Club at the upcoming JCK Las

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Timing is Everything - May 24, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

After several years of declining sales, 2017 marked a return to growth for the watch and jewelry sector, reports L2 research. The business intelligence firm that studies and benchmarks the digital performance of consumer brands says many of the 70 watch and jewelry brands it looked at in its Digital IQ Index Report 2018 can

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Take it at Face Value - May 17, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

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

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Watch For it - May 10, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

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

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There’s No Business Like the Wedding Business - March 28, 2018

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

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