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The Plumb Club Welcomes Wilkerson and CH Hakimi as New Members - January 29, 2018

Posted in: Press Release

The Plumb Club is pleased to announce the addition of two new members: Wilkerson and CH Hakimi.  These two companies will complement the Associations nearly 50 member’s, representing over 100 brands and will join the other important and leading companies that exhibit in the Plumb Club Pavilion at the JCK Las Vegas Show. Wilkerson is

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It’s a Woman’s World - January 24, 2018

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Jewelry
Series: In Living Color - 3 of 4

The Future is Female The purchasing power of women in the United States ranges from $5 trillion to $15 trillion annually, touts Girl Power Marketing, communication, influencer and brand experiences agency. Women control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S. Over the next decade women will control two-thirds of all consumer wealth

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The Plumb Club Announces Agreement with JCK through 2025 - January 18, 2018

The Plumb Club announced that they have reached an agreement with JCK and will continue their presence as an anchor of the JCK Las Vegas Show through 2025. The Plumb Club, a nonprofit trade association of leading and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries, and its well-known pavilion at

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Fashion’s Color Connection - January 17, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: In Living Color - 2 of 4

The seasonal color palettes promoted by Pantone can help jewelers connect with fashion. Speaking the Pantone language communicates color in a way that resonates with consumers by reinforcing popular hues seen in other categories. The Pantone colors can help jewelers to market jewelry in new and exciting ways, especially because they go hand-in-hand with fashion

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Color Optimism - January 10, 2018

Posted in: Fashion, Jewelry, Trends
Series: In Living Color - 1 of 4

Consumers are discarding traditional color guidelines in fashion in favor of more color experimentation year round, and that’s reflected in the 16 hues Pantone is touting in its spring palette. For the first time in the 23 years since Pantone has been promoting the top 10 colors awash on the runways of leading fashion designers,

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For 2018, Be Market-Centered - December 31, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

Bain & Company just released its predictions for the luxury market in 2017, calling for 5% growth this year to reach €1.2 trillion globally. After what it calls a “reboot” from 2015 to 2016, it sees the luxury market reaching a “new normal” of 4% to 5% annual growth through 2020. The management consulting firm

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Make It Personal - December 22, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

When it comes to buying fine jewelry, the stakes are much higher, for both the gift giver and self-purchaser. Made of precious metals and stones, fine jewelry is typically priced higher than that of costume, and tends to carry more emotional weight in its purchase. Championing the competitive edge are specialty jewelers that offer a

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Omni-channel Surfing - December 15, 2017

Posted in: Strategy, Tactics, Trends

The biggest retail trend for 2018 is the growth of omni-channel retailing, a combination of both in-store and online shopping that’s experienced seamlessly across multiple channels via whichever mode the customer prefers, cites the customer relationship management platform Salesforce. Omni-channel retailing links all channels together, combining the showroom and website to create a unified experience.

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Holidays’ Opportunity - December 8, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

The December holiday shopping season is upon us, and for retail jewelers it’s their do-or-die month, with 20% of their annual sales expected to come in the last four to five weeks of the year. That’s about as much as jewelers make during each of the first three quarters of the year (21%, 23% and

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Shift from Seasonal to Sentimental - November 30, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

Research and Market released its latest Global Personalized Gifts Market 2017-2021 report forecasting a 9% compound annual growth rate for the category during the next five years. The study reveals that one of the major drivers for market growing is the rise of a gifting culture. Today, consumers not only purchase items to gift others

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Be A Gift Destination - November 24, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

“The perfect gift is the one you didn’t know existed, but once you open it you realize it’s what you’ve always wanted.” This quote, attributed to American short story and children’s book writer Sandra Tayler, is something gift givers hope to achieve, with every occasion challenging us what to get for the people we love.

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On Trend Gifts Are Personal - November 17, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

The big, overarching trend in jewelry today is the undeniable drive toward personalization. This comes in many forms from iconic symbols and engravings to personalized options and complete custom design work. It also translates in how consumers style their jewelry with stacking and layering the leading trend. Jewelry styles that tell a story about a person

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The Art of Gifting - November 10, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

One of life’s greatest pleasures is exchanging gifts. Almost every culture has traditions related to giving and receiving them. Gift giving is one way of expressing love, gratitude and appreciation, and recognizing special occasions and achievements. It’s also a multi-billion dollar business. A five-year study about gift retailing released in 2015 by Unity Marketing revealed

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Millennials Want Diamonds - October 31, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

Despite experiencing less favorable economic conditions than preceding generations and progressing more slowly along the traditional life path, millennials express strong desire for diamonds when they reach financial and demographic maturity, says research by De Beers in its Diamond Insight Report 2017. Millennials deliver volume and value growth underpinned by stable bridal consumption and potent

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Top Bridal Ring Designs - October 20, 2017

Posted in: Jewelry, Strategy, Trends

While nothing says, “will you marry me”, like a diamond solitaire ring, trends reveal that it’s not about a single stone but rather a multi-diamond look and interesting ring design that matter most to couples today. Among the leading trends in engagement rings are halo and cluster designs, fancy shape diamonds and use of mixed

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