Mother’s Day jewelry spending is expected to rise again this year to $5.2 billion. National Jeweler highlighted that and more results from the NRF’s recent survey in a story last week.
New York—Here are five of the top jewelry news headlines from last week to help you get caught up on news.

1. Mother’s Day Jewelry Spending Set to Increase, Says NRF
Shoppers are expected to spend $5.2 billion on jewelry this Mother’s Day, according to a recent survey.

2. No. of Jewelry Store Closures Drops Sharply in Q1
JBT data shows that 73 U.S. retailers went out of business in the first quarter, down from 241 in the same period last year.

3. Micro-Influencers Are the Next Big Thing, Says Report
A recent survey by Launchmetrics survey showed influencers with fewer than 100,000 followers are a favorite among marketers.

4. Feel-Good Friday: A New Home for a Veteran Jewelry Designer
Tara Hutchinson moved into a new house last month, complete with a fully furnished jewelry studio.

5. Survey Shines a Light on Gender Issues in Jewelry Industry
It shows there is a gap between what goes on at companies and what gets reported to higher-ups, with employees often reticent to relay incidences of harassment, discrimination and inequality.


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