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The Plumb Club Adds Three New Members - February 12, 2019

Posted in: Press Release

The Plumb Club is pleased to announce the induction of three new members: Carl K. Gumpert, Inc., Indigo Jewelry, Inc. and iStar Group…

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Fashion’s Obsession with Pearls - February 4, 2019

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends

It was the iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel who proclaimed, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls!”

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Color: It’s Personal - January 28, 2019

The global fashion accessories market is projected to grow at the rate of 6.5% during the forecast period 2018…

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Women Want More Color - January 18, 2019

Women who buy fine jewelry, particularly younger women, want more variety in color and fashion styles represented in traditional jewelry stores…

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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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