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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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Outlook Positive for Jewelry - August 31, 2018

Optimism is high in the jewelry business into 2019, finds JCK’s first State of the Industry Jewelry Report, shared during JCK Las Vegas in June. Some 88 percent of more than 500 jewelry professionals surveyed, mostly retail jewelers, and some wholesalers, manufacturers and designers are optimistic about the current state and near future of the

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Jewelry Industry Confidence is High - August 24, 2018

Kiplinger’s latest forecast on retail sales and consumer spending for 2018 is bright. Excluding gasoline and autos sales, retail is expected to grow 5.1 percent, up from 4.2 percent in 2017, according to the Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. E-commerce will have another banner year, growing 15 percent, while in-store

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Store of Future Embraces Technology - August 17, 2018

Jewelers have to up their game by embracing technology to better understand and deliver the experiences consumers want and expect. That was a key takeaway imparted by author and renowned consumer futurist, Doug Stephens, AKA “The Retail Prophet”, to jewelers attending a The Plumb Club symposium at JCK Las Vegas in June. Stephens shared findings

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Branding Matters - August 10, 2018

Posted in: Strategy, Tactics, Trends

Branding is perhaps more important now than it has ever been, an imperative for differentiation through authentic storytelling relating to the products and services you promote. The need to differentiate and deliver your message to your target market is critical in a business climate where the Internet, social media and other technology create a lot

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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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The Plumb Club Elects New President, Vice President and Board Member - July 17, 2018

Posted in: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Plumb Club has announced the results of their annual elections effective July 1st, 2018. Michael Lerche of Goldstar Jewellery, has been elected President, replacing Jonathan Cohen of IB Goodman Company after serving three years, which is the Club’s term limit. Replacing Mr. Lerche as Vice President is A.J. Tosyali of Benchmark. 

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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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Driving Diamond Demand - July 6, 2018

Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry hit a new all-time high in 2017, climbing to US $82 billion, a two percent increase on the previous year, according to industry insight data published by De Beers Group prior to JCK Las Vegas. The U.S. was the main driver of growth for the fourth consecutive year, where

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