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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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Looking Ahead: Strategies for 2019 - December 28, 2018

The outlook among economic forecasters is positive for U.S. retail sales for the holiday season and year in total…

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Retail Remains Robust, But Challenges Loom - December 21, 2018

Posted in: Strategy, Trends

The coming year promises a robust retail environment, as a growing economy supports greater purchasing power, reports Moody’s Analytics, a New York City based economic research firm…

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Pitching Your Best Sellers - December 14, 2018

Posted in: Strategy, Trends

In the fine jewelry category there were no clear winners in product this year, but rather a potpourri of items attracting attention…

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Positive Holiday & Year End Sales Expected - December 7, 2018

Posted in: Strategy

The outlook among economic forecasters is positive for U.S. retail sales for the holiday season and 2018 overall. Deloitte, the London-based multinational financial services firm, forecasts holiday retail sales this year (excluding automobiles and gasoline) to exceed last year’s 5% growth…

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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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The Plumb Club Supports the Industry through JCK Industry Fund - November 7, 2018

The JCK  Industry Fund was founded in 1997 at the behest of members of The Plumb Club, who urged the JCK show management to give back to the trade. Since then, The Plumb Club has continued its support of the Fund, which, to date, has awarded more than $6 million in grants to organizations working

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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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The Plumb Club Announces New Website, Logo and Tagline - October 16, 2018

Posted in: Press Release

(October 16, 2018) – The Plumb Club has announced the launch of a new, completely redesigned website: PlumbClub.Com. The launch also marks the official transition to their new logo and tagline, “Educate. Innovate. Connect.” previewed during the 2018 Las Vegas Jewelry Market Week this past June. The new website is the next step in the

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