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Category: Jewelry

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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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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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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Love Millennial Style - October 31, 2018

While romantic love remains the key driver for diamond jewelry sales among Millennials, according to De Beers, their attitudes toward how they express and symbolize their love are evolving. Although many still want to follow tradition, Millennials want personalized products and relaxed experiences that reflect their values and preferences.

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Speak Their Language - October 24, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

Local independent jewelry stores remain a preferred retail channel for couples getting married to buy their rings. In fact, the online wedding hub, The Knot, in a 2017 consumer study found that nearly half of all men surveyed listed a local or independent jeweler as the place where they ultimately bought the engagement ring, up

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Diamonds & The Zeitgeist - October 17, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

Millennials, people currently aged 21 to 39, represent 29% of the world’s population and are the largest group of diamond consumers today. They accounted for nearly 60% of diamond jewelry demand in the U.S. in 2017, according to data published by the De Beers Group.

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Bridal Trends Embrace the Unexpected - October 5, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

The unconventional is conventional in the wedding ring category today. It used to be that trends changed very slowly in ring designs, but that is no longer the case. In recent seasons,

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Put a Bow on It: Upcoming Gift Trends - September 30, 2018

Retail sales projections for the winter holiday selling season and year-end are optimistic as we enter the important fourth quarter spending drive. The National Retail Federation (NRF) just upgraded its retail sales forecast for 2018,

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Best Gifts Guide - September 21, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

When it comes to gifts of love, jewelry almost always shows up in several spots in a top 10 list, with diamonds, color stones and pearls among the favorites. While all of these gems are definitely a girl’s best friends, jewelers who spotlight their bestsellers for different occasions offer customers a starting point to find

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The Retail Strategy of Gifting - September 14, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

Gifting can be a powerful retailing strategy that builds customer loyalty and repeat business, not to mention enables retailers to reach two target consumer markets at one time, advocates Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, Stevens, Pennsylvania, and author of “Shops That Pop”. To say that gifting is important to retailers is an understatement, underscores

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4Q Retail Sales Forecast Is Strong - September 7, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

The National Retail Federation (NRF) just upgraded its retail sales forecast for 2018, expecting sales to grow at a minimum of 4.5 percent over 2017 rather than the 3.8 to 4.4 percent range forecasted earlier this year (excluding auto sales, gas stations and restaurants), signaling momentum going into the important holiday season and fourth quarter.

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Lessons from Las Vegas - July 31, 2018

Retail jewelers planning their fourth quarter and holiday season sales strategy left JCK Las Vegas in June with optimism for the diamond and jewelry market as we move ahead. Days prior to JCK, the De Beers Group reported that global consumer demand for diamond jewelry hit a new all-time high in 2017—rising 2% to $82

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Tracking Trends in Vegas - July 20, 2018

Victoria Gomelsky, editor-in-chief of JCK Magazine, shared the buzz on the show floor at JCK Las Vegas in June, highlighting jewelry trends that champion individuality. In a JCK Talks presentation, Gomelsky describes accessorizing to be more about personal expression than following style rules. She says women today mix and match, fine and costume jewelry, with

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Re-engineering Retail - July 13, 2018

Author and internationally renowned consumer futurist, Doug Stephens, paints a bold vision of the future where every aspect of the retail experience, as we know it will be radically transformed. Stephens, AKA “The Retail Prophet”, gave the keynote presentation at the annual Plumb Club Breakfast symposium during JCK Las Vegas in June, co-sponsored by the Diamond

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