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Pearls as perfect gem for millennials

Pearls Are Ready for a Comeback as the Perfect Gem for Millennials

While the jewelry industry pulls its collective hair out over mined versus man-made diamonds and millennials, it is time to change the conversation and talk about another gem perfectly suited to the next generation luxury jewelry consumers. Pearls are a natural, organic, environmentally-sustaining and virtually-renewable gem. Pearls come in all shapes and colors, play well […]

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Engagement ring

Why Are Jewelry Retailers Saying ‘I Don’t’ To Lab-Grown Diamonds If Millennials Say ‘I Do’?

The $80 billion mined-diamond industry is at a tipping point as man-made diamonds are offering consumers a new option. When consumers are given a choice between buying a 1 carat mined diamond for $5,000 or a bigger 1.25 carat lab-grown diamond for the same price, more people are opting for the bigger lab-grown stone. It is […]

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Lightbox Jewelry

De Beers Launches Lab-Grown Diamonds: Response to Demand or Move to Dominate the Market?

After years of disavowing the authenticity of man-made diamonds grown in a laboratory, De Beers has suddenly seen the light and responded to consumer demand by offering a lab-grown diamond alternative under the Lightbox Jewelry name. That is what the company would have you believe in its recent announcement that advancements in technology have now made it […]

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Rolex watch

Rolex Wins, Tiffany Loses: Contrasts in Luxury

Tiffany & Company recently delivered some happy news to its stakeholders. Following a strong two-month holiday season, when net sales increased 8%, the company posted a full year sales increase of 4% to reach $4,2170m worldwide. Each of Tiffany’s global reporting markets grew, with the exception of Japan (-1%), though in both Asia-Pacific and Europe comparable store […]

Craft jewelry

If I Owned a Jewelry Store…

I’d want it to be an extraordinarily different kind of jewelry store.  I’d want it located on an active ‘Main Street’ surrounded by other extraordinary shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and other places that attract guests with fun things to do and see.  I’d want my store to be an exciting place where people can experience […]