November 2015

4 Tips for Eliminating the Negative on Social Media

Likeable Local’s Beth Henderson shares a handful of hacks jewelers can use to combat, and even prevent, the negative comments left on their social media sites.Negativity: sometimes it seems as if ther... read more..

Jewelry Exchange Launches Two-Stone Ring Collection

The 14-store chain recently debuted the “Eternal Love & Friendship” collection, which has six different 1-carat rings featuring two large center diamonds and pave diamond bands.Tustin, Calif.--Ano... read more..

Two More Big Diamonds Discovered

The large diamond finds continue, with mining company Petra Diamonds recovering a 23.16-carat pink and Lucara coming up big again with an 813-carat white diamond.London--The large diamond finds contin... read more..

GIA Urges Return of Diamonds with Doctored Reports

Only 175 of the 1,042 diamonds with a grading report that was invalidated by the Gemological Institute of America in the wake of the hacking incident have been returned to the lab for reexamination.Ca... read more..

What you might have missed

Here are the top five stories published on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.New York--Here are the top five stories on NationalJeweler.com from Nov. 22 to 28, according to Goo... read more..

3 observations about Black Friday weekend

While Black Friday weekend sales figures don’t tell the whole story of the holiday season, they do lend some insight into consumer behavior.New York-- While Black Friday weekend sales figures don’t te... read more..

What sold in jewelry stores on Black Friday weekend

A total of 10 retailers from five different sections of the country gave National Jeweler a rundown on what customers were buying at their stores over the weekend.New York--Retailers, what sold in you... read more..

Tourneau now selling Forevermark

Tourneau’s flagship store in New York City and its website now are carrying diamond jewelry from Forevermark, with the retailer’s Boston store slated to pick up the line in 2016.New York--Forevermark ... read more..

Movado’s Q3 sales slip 2 percent

Though sales and income fell slightly, Movado Group said its brands “outperformed” other watches in what its CEO described as an “extremely challenging retail environment.”Paramus, N.J.--Though sales ... read more..

Signet reports 3 percent increase in Q3 comps

Kay Jewelers, Piercing Pagoda and the new “Ever Us” collection of two-stone rings were the top performers while sales slowed for Zale and Jared.Akron, Ohio--Signet Jewelers Ltd. posted a 3 percent inc... read more..

Tiffany sees third quarter comps fall

Despite sales growth in Canada and Latin America, weak tourist spending in the United States resulted in a poor third quarter in the Americas for Tiffany & Co.New York--Despite sales growth in Can... read more..

“Seize the Day” diamond ad campaign launches

De Beers and its diamond brand Forevermark have launched their call-to-action advertising campaign that is designed to increase consumer demand for diamonds across the board this holiday season. ... read more..

Cindy’s TrendTracker: Gothica

Before the holiday season settles in, let’s celebrate the inner rebel and champion the rock ‘n’ roll spirit.Every once in a while we all want to take a walk on the wild side, and jewelry designer... read more..

Column: The price of integrity

Whether retailers choose to discount or not, it is vitally important that they have integrity in their pricing, columnist Peter Smith writes.In visiting some retail stores in recent weeks, I have noti... read more..

Gemfields Q1 ruby output plummets

The colored gemstone miner’s ruby production decreased 83 percent in the first quarter as it focused on areas of higher quality alluvial resources at the Montepuez mine.London--Colored gemstone miner ... read more..

Rocks On: Paraiba tourmaline

While Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline remains in high demand, skyrocketing prices and dwindling supply have led to an uptick in interest in the cuprian tourmaline coming out of Africa.New York--In the li... read more..

5 tips on getting more sales out of social media

Likeable Local’s Vice President of Marketing Nicole Kroese and National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff give advice on how retailers can best use their social media channels to optimize sales t... read more..

Retailer combats reviewers-for-hire

When Long’s Jewelers racked up 100 fake one-star reviews on Facebook in just a few days, they found some people are willing to post and profit from untrue reviews. Here’s what they did about it.Boston... read more..

3 holiday safety tips for customers

Jewelers Mutual offers advice for retailers to follow and share with customers to help keep them safe while shopping and/or traveling during the holiday season.New York--The Jewelers Security Alliance... read more..

Gemstone Spotlight: Imperial Pearl

A player in the pearl industry for more than 100 years, Imperial Pearl continues to bring new and innovative designs into the fold. A player in the pearl industry for more than 100 years, Imperia... read more..

What you might have missed

Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com last week, according to Google Analytics.New York--Here are the top five stories on NationalJeweler.com from Nov. 15 to 21, according to ... read more..

NY retailer gets practical for Black Friday

After a harsh winter last year, Lily & David Fine Jewelry in Saratoga decided it was going to boost its Black Friday promotions by giving customers things they not only want, but likely need.Sarat... read more..

JA New York hires retailer liaison

Judy Karlin-Grant has been hired as the retailer liaison for the JA New York shows, spearheading the Hosted Buyer program and serving as the main point of contact for jewelers.New York--JA New York ha... read more..

7 store security tips for the holiday season

John J. Kennedy of the Jewelers Security Alliance shares with National Jeweler the most common mistakes jewelers make as the holiday rush hits and his recommendations for avoiding them.New York--For m... read more..

Egyptian queen’s necklace could fetch $4.6M

A platinum and diamond necklace made in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt will be up for auction at Sotheby’s Dec. 9 sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York.New York--A platinum and diamond necklace made i... read more..

Silver Spotlight: Beth Macri

In Beth Macri’s customizable collection, Hidden Messages, each piece offers two looks.In Beth Macri’s customizable collection, Hidden Messages, each piece offers two looks. From one angle, they appea... read more..

JA certifies 133 jewelers in 2015

Jewelers of America announced Thursday that it has certified 133 professionals in the sales, management and bench professional areas this year, more than double the amount it certified last year.New Y... read more..

Kay Jewelers joins a ‘Force’ for good

The retailer is slated to hold an event next month in New York showcasing fashion designers’ creations for the Star Wars-inspired “Force 4 Fashion” initiative.Glendale, Calif.--As the anticipation for... read more..

Richemont creates post for celebrity placements

The company’s new “director of entertainment,” Mike Tschida, will advise Richemont’s brands on how to get their products on TV, in the movies and on the red carpet.New York--Luxury goods conglomerate ... read more..

To figure out the kids, the DPA turns to Mother

The Diamond Producers Association announced this week that it will be working with advertising agency Mother New York to figure out how to make diamonds appealing to the younger generation.New York-- ... read more..
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