- AGS brings back the ‘Perfect Proposal’
- What to do when it’s bye-bye best customers
- Smart ring company raises $5M in funding
- Tiffany hires former Saks executive
- New MJSA tool connects members with retailers
- Rio Tinto’s rough output down 13 percent
- 7 new pieces from JA New York Winter
- McClure, Smith to speak at AGA Tucson conference
- PGI CEO James Courage to retire as office moves east
- Todd Reed now doing leather with diamonds
- How to adapt to the changing bridal market
- Former Suberi exec joins The Aaron Group
The Week In Photos
January 11 to 17, 2015
For many, this week started off by reliving, or perhaps recovering from, the weekend.
The annual flurry of industry events--the Diamond Empowerment Fund gala, Gem Awards and 24 Karat Club of New York dinner--took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday amid subzero temperatures in New York.
On Sunday, another event with remarkable jewelry, the Golden Globe Awards, took place on the West Coast.
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Cindy’s TrendTracker: In the Pink
Every few years, we hear of a fashion renaissance for rose gold and the current resurgence has been booming.
With gold trending, designers are directing a lot of attention to the pink, rosé and peach tones of the metal in both 14- and 18-karat gold.
There’s always a customer for pink. For many complexions it’s much more flattering than yellow, and for women who like to layer their jewels it gives them another color to add to their stacks.
Here are 15 jewels in varying shades of pink.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Have a heart
Valentine’s Day is only four weeks away, and consumers soon will start looking for that special piece for a loved one.
With brands and designers starting to promote their heart-themed jewelry or pink and red gemstone pieces, there’s no shortage of pieces for jewelers to stock now to help the romantic customer find just the right token of affection.
Here are a dozen choices from silver to gold, personalized to universal love tokens, to put on store shelves for Valentine’s Day. Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: All About The Ears
New York--Winter is a great season for earrings, and in some parts of the country that’s all anyone can see when folks are bundled up in the cold.
So, encourage customers to update regular studs by adding a jacket, or replace one stud with an ear climber or complementary different stud or post design.
Ear cuffs and climbers have exploded as a category, and there are many to choose from in all metals and price points, so usher in the new year with a little trend that can add up to a big new look.
Here are 13 options.Read more »