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Gold jewelry demand in the United States rose 13 percent in volume terms last year while total U.S. consumer demand for the metal was up 18 percent, the World Gold Council’s report for 2013 shows. 
Though Arizona retailer Sami Fine Jewelry didn’t set a new world record for the largest vow renewal ceremony this Valentine’s Day, its Love in the Hills event was still a hit for the local community, the jeweler said. 
In this question-and-answer session, Platinum Guild International USA President Huw Daniel discusses platinum’s per-ounce price, trends in engagement ring spending among young couples and jewelry styles in 2014.
The latest study from the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council shows that consumer interest in so-called wearable technology, smartwatches and bracelets designed to make everyday life easier, is growing.
The relentless snow and frigid temperatures that have plagued most of the country this winter didn’t put a damper on Valentine’s Day sales for some jewelers, while others reported that inclement weather kept shoppers at home. National Jeweler gives an overview of the holiday’s sales by region.
Jewelry brand Alex and Ani is now utilizing technology that delivers store-specific mobile marketing to customers when they are shopping in the brand’s stores, ranging from offers and promotions to “thank you” messages.
Pandora has selected Toledo-based Fruchtman Marketing as the exclusive provider of its co-op advertising program to offer digital exposure to the brand’s retailers across the country. 
The Women’s Jewelry Association’s 11th annual In the Know Conference is scheduled for March 5, and this year will include a same-day awards ceremony.
A half-dozen designers will, for the first time ever, exhibit their pieces at the upcoming JA New York Winter show, scheduled for March 1 to 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
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