Retailing


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.

6 Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff says innovation will rule while tired practices and retailers will fall by the wayside.

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.

Q&A: 10 Questions with Lisa Bridge

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

50 Jewelers/50 States: What I Learned

November 20, 2017
Associate Editor Ashley Davis breaks down what she’s learned from the jewelers profiled in the popular series.

Shamballa Jewels On Being the Guru of Men’s Jewelry

November 8, 2017
The Danish fine jeweler famed for its luxurious beaded bracelets begins a global retail expansion with a store in New York.

When Pantone’s Fall 2017 Colors Meet Gemstones

October 16, 2017
With autumn upon us, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator again takes the 10 hot hues of the season and pairs them with colored stones.

Helzberg, Harvey Weinstein and the Marchesa Mess

October 13, 2017
Helzberg Diamonds’ decision to halt the launch of the bridal line designed by Georgina Chapman caught many by surprise, though maybe it shouldn’t have.

The Mistakes Made in Marketing to Women

October 6, 2017
The creator of JWT’s “Female Tribes” study talks with our editor-in-chief about older women being left out of advertising and why “shrink-it-and-pink-it” doesn’t work.

Marie Helene Morrow on What Puerto Rico Needs

September 29, 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the well-known, and well-loved, jeweler talks about the state of the island she’s called home for five decades.

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.

The Importance of Being Politically Active

June 28, 2017
If there are things you’d like lawmakers to do to help your business, then tell the people who were elected to represent you, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff writes.

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.

Knowledge Sharing: Social Media, Customer Acquisition

March 17, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief shares links, tips and tricks from the recent Idea Exchange at the JA New York show.

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.

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.

6 Big Stories from 2016

December 27, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff weighs in on the most important news stories of the year for the jewelry industry.

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.
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