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Black Friday Retailer Report

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Retailers share news from the start of the holiday shopping season As you may have heard, predictions that shoppers would spend big this holiday shopping season have proven correct so far, with a record $5 billion reportedly taken in in 24 hours. But the real news is digital sales, which account for an increasing portion of Black Friday sales each year. In-store sales were reportedly down, but only slightly from 2016. While the final word on the holiday shopping season is still TBD, the news is encouraging for business owners everywhere. We wanted to know how retailers across the country…


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So Engaging

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The newest wedding jewelry to snag There’s really no bad time for anyone to get engaged—or married—but there’s something about the autumn that will likely bring out the romance in some of your customers. With its sweater-perfect weather and picturesque foliage, all that’s missing from the perfect fall proposal or wedding is the jewelry—but that’s where you, retailer, come in. You’ve got options: From the fabulously refreshed look of marquise and oval shape-stones to “alternatives” like colored gemstones and diamonds, there is an endless array of beautiful engagement rings and wedding bands on the market—the hardest part is choosing which…


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Pantone’s Color of the Year At LUXURY 2017

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Omi Prive

No, you didn’t read your calendar wrong—it is March already. And if you think that came fast, just wait until you’re packing your bags for Las Vegas. It’s not too early to start thinking about your plans for the upcoming event, and JCK LUXURY is no exception. As the remarkable lineup of exhibiting brands and designers busy themselves preparing to dazzle their guests, here is a little sneak peek for you. What better way to kick off the spring than with a very spring-like hue: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery. Here’s what your LUXURY exhibitors have in store for you…


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Heart to Heart

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Almor

It can be—and has been—argued that hearts for Valentine’s Day are cliché. But really, is there anything wrong with that? This symbol, so simple yet unfailingly classic, a staple time and time again in many a showcase and personal collection, still has the power to surprise. It can be as perfectly plain as a sleek metal silhouette, as intricate as a gem-laden, filigree-detailed find, or as grand as a rare, fancy colored diamond ring. So yes, stock up for Valentine’s Day, for those lovestruck (or, at the very least, lust-struck) shoppers. But also, pay extra-special attention to this icon for…


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Style Role Call

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A trio of trends to spot on the JCK show floor There are myriad reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas. Many go to enrich their store’s jewelry selection, to see the latest styles and technology from their favorite brands and suppliers, to meet new brands, to restock the staples. Some go to catch up with industry friends and connections, to get the next story, to seek out the styles, to reconnect. For most, JCK Las Vegas is a mix of business and pleasure (in the Las Vegas setting, with a schedule filled with both entertainment and education, how can it…


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