The designers and manufacturers who showed their wares in Las Vegas did not disappoint. Retailers looking for over-the-top designs and fashion-forward pieces definitely had no trouble. But I thought the show also offered a lot of basics, perfect for everyday...
I have been in the jewelry industry long enough to know that the Caribbean represents a hot spot for fine-jewelry sales. But until a family cruise last week, I had no idea how important jewelry sales are down there. The...
Putting aside the author's hypocrisy—she rants about the sexist symbolism of a diamond engagement ring for this entire article, then discloses that she's "guilty" of owning one—I think this particular anti-diamond article from Slate offers up a nifty marketing idea:...
With Paris Hilton back in jail for violating probation, I've identified the perfect diamond-jewelry item for the poor little rich girl and her pals: The "Best Friends Behind Bars" (BFBB for short) charm. Jewelry.com already has the goods in the...
Anyone else out there still struggling to recover from Las Vegas market week? I must admit that despite the long hours and brutal heat, I find the Las Vegas shows among my favorites of the year. Of course I work...
Vacheron Constantin All the bells and whistles of modern watches are great, but sometimes you just want a nice, crisp classic watch. It doesn't get much more classic than Vacheron Constantin's "Patrimony" watch with a solid platinum dial and case,...
I took a tour of the new Tourneau repair and distribution facility in Long Island City yesterday morning. It's amazing to see firsthand the way the world's biggest watch retailer keeps track of the hundreds of watches that pour into...
I am not a proponent of firearms, believe me. The events that occured at Virginia Tech last month proved to anyone that firearms in the hands of the wrong people can be disastrous. But the shooting of two would-be robbers...
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