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Series: Leaving Las Vegas -Takeaways from the 2018 JCK Show

Driving Diamond Demand - July 6, 2018

Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry hit a new all-time high in 2017, climbing to US $82 billion, a two percent increase on the previous year, according to industry insight data published by De Beers Group prior to JCK Las Vegas. The U.S. was the main driver of growth for the fourth consecutive year, where

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Re-engineering Retail - July 13, 2018

Author and internationally renowned consumer futurist, Doug Stephens, paints a bold vision of the future where every aspect of the retail experience, as we know it will be radically transformed. Stephens, AKA “The Retail Prophet”, gave the keynote presentation at the annual Plumb Club Breakfast symposium during JCK Las Vegas in June, co-sponsored by the Diamond

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Tracking Trends in Vegas - July 20, 2018

Victoria Gomelsky, editor-in-chief of JCK Magazine, shared the buzz on the show floor at JCK Las Vegas in June, highlighting jewelry trends that champion individuality. In a JCK Talks presentation, Gomelsky describes accessorizing to be more about personal expression than following style rules. She says women today mix and match, fine and costume jewelry, with

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Lessons from Las Vegas - July 31, 2018

Retail jewelers planning their fourth quarter and holiday season sales strategy left JCK Las Vegas in June with optimism for the diamond and jewelry market as we move ahead. Days prior to JCK, the De Beers Group reported that global consumer demand for diamond jewelry hit a new all-time high in 2017—rising 2% to $82

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