New York—Still in holiday mode last week? If you missed out on some jewelry news, here are five stories National Jeweler thinks you should catch up on.

1. Mobile Shopping Emerges as an Early Holiday Winner
Nearly three-quarters of traffic on retail websites came from mobile devices on Black Friday, and 56 percent of all online orders were placed on a mobile device.

2. Remembering Stuller’s ‘Tool Guy,’ Andy Kroungold
The longtime Stuller employee is described as a kind, genuine and knowledgeable man who is irreplaceable.

3. These Will Be the 10 Busiest Shopping Days This Year
With a shorter holiday season, the day after Christmas is expected to play a bigger role in 2019.

4. Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is … Classic Blue
It highlights the need for stability as we move into a new decade.

5. Tiffany’s Sales Take a Hit in the Americas
The jeweler fell short of revenue and same-store sales expectations in Q3 due to weak demand in the Americas and unrest in Hong Kong.



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