Watch: Three American Lapidaries Talk Trends and Today’s Market

Dec 11, 2020

Watch: Three American Lapidaries Talk Trends and Today’s Market

Derek Katzenbach, Jeff Hapeman and Nolan Sponsler discuss what sets them apart, how social media has changed the game and sourcing during the pandemic.

New York—There’s a common trend running through almost every part of the jewelry chain: customers want something unique. 

In the faceting and carving sector, this has brought independent cutters and their creations into the spotlight, especially in the U.S. market.

On Tuesday, National Jeweler invited three American lapidaries—Derek Katzenbach, Jeff Hapeman and Nolan Sponsler—onto its “My Next Question” webinar series to talk about their differing styles and how they set themselves apart, what consumers are looking for, how social media has changed the game, and the state of the market in 2020 amid supply chain struggles.

Watch the full session below. 
 
Join us next Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. EDT as Senior Editor, Fashion Ashley Davis chats with The Knot’s Shelley Brown and Severine Ferrari of Engagement 101 about all things bridal and predicted trends.

For more information or to register, visit NationalJeweler.com/webinars.
Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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