Consumers


Marla and the Machine

January 18, 2018
Our editor-in-chief takes a (very short) road trip to the Brooklyn Museum to meet with jewelry designer Marla Aaron and see her much-talked-about vending machine.

And the Survey Says …

December 14, 2017
What a recent study tells us about optimism in the industry, where people are buying jewelry and how much of it they are buying for themselves.

Prince Harry’s American Fiancée Goes for Yellow Gold

November 28, 2017
Here’s what the engagement ring the prince gave to his actress fiancée says about today’s engagement ring trends.

Q&A: 10 Questions with Lisa Bridge

November 21, 2017
The new president of Ben Bridge Jeweler talks succession planning, concept stores and challenges.

The Best Stones in Pomellato’s New Collection

October 5, 2017
The use of zoisite, rhodochrosite and chrysocolla in the brand’s 50th anniversary collection thrills Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator.

South Dakota, Online Sales Tax and the Supreme Court

September 19, 2017
Last week, South Dakota’s highest court shot down Senate Bill 106. Here’s why it matters in the ongoing fight over internet tax.

5 Things to Know About … American Gems

September 15, 2017
From the rise of Montana sapphires to a new cutting facility in New Jersey, here are some interesting facts about the domestic colored stone market.

The ‘Monster’ Looking to Disrupt Man-Made Diamond Marketing

June 20, 2017
Through “Lovemonster,” Amish Shah wants to change the conversation the industry is having with consumers about lab-grown diamonds.

4 Takeaways from a Colorful Update in Vegas

June 7, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights a few points she took away from a presentation by the AGTA’s Doug Hucker at JCK Las Vegas.

Shaking Up the World of Watchmaking: A Chat with Fiona Krüger

May 12, 2017
The Swiss watchmaker on being a woman in a male-dominated industry, her skeleton aesthetic and the place of watches in the world today.

Why People Still Wear Watches

April 13, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief also dives into what sizes they prefer and how they feel about smart devices in her post-Baselworld blog post.

How to Find and Keep Good People: The Day’s Method

March 10, 2017
The president of Day’s Jewelers dishes on the Maine chain’s hiring practices, social media efforts and why they let dogs in their stores.

The Film That Should Be on the Industry’s Radar

February 13, 2017
Out in select theaters Friday, “A United Kingdom” tells the story of Botswana’s road to independence.

The Biggest Diamond in Washington

January 19, 2017
It weighs nearly 188 carats and it’s not on Melania Trump’s hand. Our Editor-in-Chief reports from the nation’s capital.

Here’s the Latest in Wearable Tech

January 12, 2017
Google, Swarovski and Fossil are just a few of the brands introducing new models as the wearables category continues to expand.  

3 Retail Predictions for 2017

January 11, 2017
There’ll be continued consolidation and a desire to experience and access, but not necessarily own, things.

A Chatbot for Engagement Rings

December 16, 2016
Nobody would accuse the jewelry industry of being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. But, now, it can hope to at least keep up in one area.

A Big Space for Privacy, Please

December 6, 2016
The owners of Long Island’s Mayfair Jewelers are leasing a 3,000-square-foot space near their store for private appointments and extra-special events. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff reports.

December Birthstone Baubles

December 1, 2016
As 2016 enters its final month, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator spotlights the December gems: tanzanite, turquoise and zircon.

Tanzanite’s Story Gets the Publishing Treatment

November 29, 2016
Tanzanite: Born From Lightning tells the gem’s story, from discovery at Mount Kilimanjaro to the designer jewelry world.
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