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Power of Pearls - June 12, 2015

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
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Pearls offer it all: selection, tradition, trends, uniqueness, beauty, versatility, and rarity coupled with margin, profit, turn, and distinction for your market, advocates the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA). The perks of pearls, describes Fran Mastoloni of Mastoloni Pearl, New York as “profitable, powerful, professional, and playful;” and he hails the category as healthy

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Pearl Talk - June 5, 2015

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
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People are talking about pearls. How can they not when Lupita Nyongo shows up at the Academy Awards this year in a custom Calvin Klein dress strung together with more than 6,000 pearls? On the same red carpet walks in Felicity Jones in an Alexander McQueen pearl studded halter-top gown. What are the odds? Pretty

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Reaching the Unique Markets - May 29, 2015

Posted in: Display, Strategy, Trends

Not every niche is for every jeweler, but there are two product categories with proven track records and enormous growth potential, that provide jewelers with a competitive edge worth exploring: men’s and youth jewelry. Men’s jewelry is hailed the fastest growth market in the jewelry category. According to Statista, men’s jewelry generated a sales value

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Marketing The Niche - May 22, 2015

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Niche marketing is about developing products or services that are directly fulfilling the needs and wants of a specific, narrow group. Marketing experts say that the narrower the niche, the stronger your business will be, as long as you choose a niche that is accurate and reflects an authentic need. Identified as the fastest growth

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Child’s Play - May 15, 2015

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Parents, grandparents, and relatives spend a lot of money on the children they love. Children’s apparel and accessories alone is an $11 billion business in the U.S., according to Ibis World, the strongest consumer category in the 0-14 age group, cites the NPD Group. With 65 million kids aged 14 and under by 2016, reports

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Duded Up - May 8, 2015

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends

Because the jewelry industry focuses heavily on women, many jewelers have neglected to give men the attention they deserve. But those who have, are reaping the benefits of what is being hailed the fastest growth market in the jewelry category. Recent articles tout men’s accessories, particularly jewelry as the market to watch. Fortune describes men’s

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That’s Show Business for You - April 30, 2015

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The countdown has started until the industry’s premier jewelry show, JCK Las Vegas, begins May 29-June 1 at Mandalay Bay. With some 2,500 companies exhibiting under one roof, jewelers can maximize their experience by incorporating the insights of industry experts into their show strategy. As you plan for the all important fall and holiday season,

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Connecting for the Holidays - April 24, 2015

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The National Retail Federation reported in January that total U.S. sales for the November-December holiday period hit $616 billion in 2014. The growth was in line with the group’s predictions that retail sales for the two-month period would increase 4 percent year-over-year. Non-store sales, an indicator of online and e-commerce sales increased 7 percent to

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Trending for Fall 2015 - April 17, 2015

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As you prepare your fall strategy, trends trackers in the field share key design directions to keep on your radar when shopping the JCK Las Vegas Show from May 29 to June 1 at Mandalay Bay. To find inspiration, experts advocate looking to Pantone’s Color Palette for the season, watching what’s trending on the runways

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Steal the Show - April 10, 2015

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It’s April. If you haven’t started making your plans for JCK Las Vegas 2015, at Mandalay Bay, May 29-June 1 you’re running late. As the industry’s premier jewelry show, with some 2,500 exhibitors under one roof, representing 145 product categories, you can’t show up and wing it. You need a thoughtful strategy that will maximize

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Tying the Knot - March 31, 2015

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

Today’s bridal couples are anything but typical. From where and how they wed to what they wear, couples tying the knot are creating their own rules of engagement that reflect their unique personalities. Straight or gay, the territory is open to interpretation. And, the category extends far beyond the wedding rings to include wedding day

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Beyond Bridal Rings - March 23, 2015

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

Although wedding rings are paramount to the occasion, jewelry is an important aspect in many facets of the nuptials, which according to The Knot lasts three or more days for nearly half of couples, from rehearsal dinner through the morning after brunch. That’s a lot of parties to accessorize. The average spend on jewelry, above

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Same Sex Competent - March 16, 2015

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

At last count, 37 states legalized same sex marriage. And this spring, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in several marriage legal cases. A favorable outcome could bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. State after state is reporting a boon to local economies where same sex marriage is legal and expected

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Rings True - March 9, 2015

Posted in: Jewelry, Trends

Today’s bridal couples are anything but typical. From where and how they wed to what they wear, couples tying the knot are creating their own rules of engagement that reflect their unique personalities. “There are no rules when it comes to weddings these days,” tells Carley Roney, co-founder of The Knot, leading online wedding planner.

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Right on Time - February 28, 2015

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends

With 1.2 billion watches sold annually worldwide, cites the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, there’s no doubt they’ve become an important fashion accessory and personal statement for men and women. While variety abounds, there are several directions that standout: classic chronographs and sports watches, fashion forward styles with gems and NATO straps, a mix

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