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Tourmaline in Tucson


The stone to know before you go When you’re #JCKTucsonBound, you’re already expecting to be delighted by a number of gemstones, both known to you and brand new. Arizona is practically synonymous with turquoise, so you expect that. You’ll be looking forward to sumptuous sapphires, regal rubies, and you can bet you’ll be oohing and aahing over opals. Most exciting for some is the prospect of finding a gemstone that prompts the question, “What is that?!” Somewhere in between those categories is the mighty tourmaline, a gemstone tried-and-true but also surprising—there always seems to be a new variation, a new…

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New Year, New Wish List


What to see (and stock) at JCK Tucson 2018 Ready for JCK Tucson? After this preview, you’ll be pumped, primed, and packing your bags. I got a look at some of the pieces our awesome exhibitors are planning to showcase and, though it was tough to choose just one per brand or designer, managed to make a wish list of sorts—things I want, obviously, but more important, things you’ll want to see. From the clever creations of the Design Center to the global influence of the international brands, there’s a lot to love. Only more reasons to be #JCKTucsonBound.

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Black Friday Retailer Report


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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In With the New Trends


4 styles to stock for the holidays and the year ahead It’s that time of year you’ve been prepping for and probably anticipating for months now—the holidays are here! Made your list and checked it twice? If you haven’t, we’ve compiled a list of the trends that will likely dominate the better part of 2018, so you can get a head start on what to stock for the new year. Better yet, if you get them in before the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, your shoppers that are one step ahead will be glad you did. Here are the…

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So Engaging


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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