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The Rapaport Group, the organization known for diamond pricing, is getting into the trade show game with the launch of a diamond-centric show scheduled to take place in conjunction with Baselworld.
Buyers are back in the market for luxury items and jewelry this holiday season, with the biggest shopping day for the season still to come, according to MasterCard Advisors. 
National Jeweler recently polled and interviewed retailers about their seasonal sales of, and price points for, silver jewelry, a popular pick for holiday gifts. Here’s what they had to say.
Northeastern Fine Jewelry is paying it forward this year when it comes to holiday shopping: for every Lego watch purchased at the store’s Albany and Schenectady locations, the retailer will donate another Lego watch to the Boys & Girls Club. 
In this short holiday season that’s quickly drawing to a close, retailers say that diamond sales remain strong, silver is doing well and Rolex watches are hot. Read on to see how sales at your store compare.
Americans are holding on to their jewelry for the longest amount of time since right after the Great Depression, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). 
Despite the fact that the holiday shopping season is shorter and retailers were offering big promotions, consumers spending increased only slightly in the month of November, National Retail Federation data shows. 
Shoppers took a bit of a break after the Black Friday weekend, as sales and traffic at brick-and-mortar stores were both down last week, according to data released by ShopperTrak. 
With the season in full swing, jewelers and designers are taking their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts to the next level. Read on to see how they’re using these social tools to engage consumers.
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