Latest News

Employees are highly engaged in Huntsville, Ala. and Miami but are feeling less workplace love in Las Vegas and Lincoln, Neb., a survey shows. 
In today’s ultra-competitive retail environment, sales, margin and market share are increasingly hard to come by, columnist Jan Brassem writes. That’s why retailers shouldn’t be afraid to step outside their ‘comfort zone’ and consider acquisition as a way to grow their business.  
Retail spending was up again in the month of July as the economy continues to slowly climb out of the recession and consumers spend on experiences and fine jewelry, which is seen as an investment because of its permanence, over gone-tomorrow material goods, according to MasterCard. 
Retail today is comparable to the weather: the forecast depends largely on where the store is located and, just like weathermen and their wildly varying predictions, whom one asks for the outlook. 
Facebook is not simply about getting just anyone to “like” your page. It’s about attracting people who actually are going to buy jewelry at your store, columnist Ellen Fruchtman writes.
Crimes against jewelers dropped in the first half of the year while the number of criminals being apprehended nearly doubled, Jewelers’ Security Alliance statistics for Jan. 1 to June 30 show.  
As families scramble to fit in that last summer getaway before the season comes to a close, now is the time for jewelers to go beyond the sale and provide customers with advice on keeping their baubles safe while traveling. 
One woman has been arrested and two remain at large in the second case in recent months of criminals perpetrating credit card fraud schemes on jewelers.   
National Jeweler

Fine Jewelry Industry News

Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals--jewelry retailers, designers, buyers, manufacturers, and suppliers. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, we cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. National Jeweler delivers the most urgent jewelry news necessary for running your day-to-day jewelry business here, and via our daily e-newsletter, website and other specialty publications, such as "The State of the Majors." National Jeweler is published by Jewelers of America, the leading nonprofit jewelry association in the United States.