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Category: Jewelry

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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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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Tracking Trends in Vegas - April 20, 2018

Series: JCK Las Vegas 2018 - 3 of 4

JCK Las Vegas is the place to discover top trending products, new technology and innovative ways of doing business. There’s a lot of buzz for products like lab-grown diamonds, color stones, and yellow gold to turn heads the annual trade fair at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, June 1-4. An afternoon browsing The Plumb Club

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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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To Have and to Hold… Maybe - March 21, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Once evergreen, the wedding market is facing some challenges as evident by the bankrupt bridal gown company Alfred Angelo and struggling David’s Bridal. According to Unity Marketing, the wedding market hit the skids during the recession and never recovered. With a total market size of $72 billion in the U.S., young couples today are just not

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Your “Presents” is Requested - March 14, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Jewelers have the opportunity to be the heroes for busy couples getting married. In addition to assisting them in finding the perfect engagement and wedding rings, a jeweler is a valuable asset to their wedding jewelry and gift planner. Jewelry is the perfect gift for couples to give the friends and family who help them

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The Rules of Engagement - March 7, 2018

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

The Knot Jewelry & Engagement Study of 2017 reveals several key trends for jewelers to keep on their radar. Most notable is that engagement ring spend is at an all-time high. Among respondents polled, the survey finds they’re living together for longer, slightly older (average bride 29, groom 31), and making more money. They’re buying engagement

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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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Go For the Gold - February 14, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: And the Metal Goes to - 2 of 4

Gold Rush Gold signifies success, prestige, quality, and value. The “best” sets the gold standard, gets the gold medal, and is only genuine if it’s as good as gold. Linked to the power of the sun, gold was believed to possess an energy that brings warm, soothing vibrations to those who wear it. Since ancient

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And the “Metal” Goes to… - February 7, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: And the Metal Goes to - 1 of 4

Silver Style Staples The mystique and splendor of silver have captivated our minds and inspired our imaginations since the dawn of time. This brilliant precious white metal has been used throughout the ages to commemorate historic milestones and mark important achievements, events and moments in our lives. In many early cultures, silver was thought to

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