Consumers


In the First Half of 2018, Consumers Searched For …

September 4, 2018
Cushion-cut diamonds, for one, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff reports after digesting the latest data from GemFind.

The Woman Working to Change Signet’s Stores

July 11, 2018
Chief Transformation Officer Lynn Dennison talks real estate strategy, competing with independent jewelers, and cars vs. jewelry.

Growing a Diamond Using CVD: Video

May 30, 2018
Watch a diamond go from seed to polished in two minutes and 14 seconds.

What Is Going on with Bidz.com?

May 25, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator takes a look at the jewelry auction website’s growing number of negative consumer reviews.

Nashville Is Great, and 4 Other Lessons from Conclave

April 27, 2018
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares her takeaways from AGS Conclave 2018.

The Most Clickable Diamonds of 2017

April 17, 2018
GemFind recently shared the results of its annual report, which includes what diamond shape is now topping the princess in popularity.

Color-Blocked Looks: Pairing Spring Shades with Gemstones

April 6, 2018
Now that it’s (supposedly) spring, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator pairs the season’s palette, according to Pantone, with colored stones.

The Next Generation: David Bindra of B & B Fine Gems

April 5, 2018
One of the leading figures of his generation in the gemstone sector, Bindra shares his thoughts on where the industry is headed. 

How One Antiques Dealer is Creating Retail Experiences

March 7, 2018
Elisa Lovelie is organizing in-person events for the Instagram crowd.

Nirav Modi Case Is ‘Another Nail in the Coffin’

February 23, 2018
A banker talks about what the billion-dollar bank fraud allegations against Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi mean for the industry as a whole.

5 Tips for Buying Antique and Estate Jewelry

February 14, 2018
Dealers at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show dish on the telltale signs that something is a reproduction and the importance of experience.

See Princess Eugenie’s Padparadscha Engagement Ring

January 25, 2018
The princess’s colored gemstone ring continued a long-standing royal bridal trend.

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.
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