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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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Sapphires of the Season

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It’s natural to want to spotlight sapphire now, given that it’s the birthstone for the month of September, but really, is there any time of year when sapphire isn’t deserving of attention? Crushingly gorgeous in any iteration—but perhaps most recognizable in blue—sapphire is the chameleon of the gemstone world. In any form—faceted, cabochon, raw, rose-cut—and any color—from navy to cornflower blue, pink, purple, and yellow—sapphire is not only the stone of the season, it’s the stone of every day, occasion, and style. Here are the latest in classic (but always thrilling) blue.  


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So Long, Summer

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The best trends from the season It seems hard to believe, but we’re autumn-bound and there’s no stopping the end of summer. It’s been a busy season—hopefully for all you jewelers out there, too—with a range of of-the-moment styles, colors, and trends. Here are 5 styles that defined our summer—will they keep going strong through the holiday season?   Millennial Pink Everything from fashion jewelry to engagement rings got the baby pink treatment, and there’s no end in sight to our obsession with the soft, powdery hue.   Big and Bold From Wonder Woman-style cuff bracelets and shield-like rings to…


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A Sneak Peek at LUXURY Privé NY

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New York, New York Pack your bags for the Big Apple—it’s that time of year again! The time when some of our favorite jewelry brands and designers come together to dazzle guests of JCK’s annual LUXURY Privé show—but this time, we’ve got a new place to call home. From July 23 – July 25, we’ll be at the InterContinental Barclay hotel, in New York’s Midtown East Manhattan. What can you expect? Well, luxury all around, for one—but in terms of trends, if this preview is any indication, look for everything big: big earrings, big necklaces, big rings. You’ll encounter your…


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