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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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The JCK Strategy - April 30, 2018

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JCK Las Vegas, June 1-4 at Mandalay Bay is the place to discover top trending products, new technology and innovative ways of doing business. With over 2,300 exhibitors and dozens of education sessions and networking events, having a strategy to make the most of your time is essential. Get Started Pre-register for badges to save

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Tracking Trends in Vegas - April 20, 2018

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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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Achieving Trade Show Nirvana - April 13, 2018

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Trade fairs provide a powerful marketing medium. They bring together thousands of international buyers and sellers in one place in a short span of time. Trade shows like JCK Las Vegas enable retailers to see new products, attend demonstrations, ask questions and share ideas. The show provides jewelers with a comprehensive overview of the fine jewelry

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It’s Show Time - April 6, 2018

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While technology has made it easier for us to communicate and stay connected, nothing can replace the hands-on, face-to-face people power experience a trade show offers. Just around the corner, the JCK Las Vegas Show, June 1-4 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, provides an ideal meeting place to visit with vendors, scout out the

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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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Put the Pedal to the Metal: What’s New in Precious Metals - February 28, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Trends
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Silver Trends The U.S. economy is exhibiting growth and unemployment remains at a historic low. The economic climate in the United States is positive, benefitting jewelry as a category, with increases in silver, gold and platinum sales continuing. Key looks in silver jewelry include the use of more color, interesting links, and styles that can

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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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The Jewelry Industry Shows it’s Colors in Gemstones - January 31, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: In Living Color - 4 of 4

Color Stones a Key Product Category The gem market is hitting its stride with fashion, as Pantone’s popular seasonal palettes have consumers clamoring for color. Color stones are an attractive product category to invest in offering a variety of hues, types and price points to choose from; not easily comparison-shopped; yielding larger margins than diamonds,

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