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The most recent holiday sales forecast, released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation, predicts that consumers will spend 4 percent more this November and December than they did last year. 
Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw will be the opening keynote speaker at the American Gem Society’s 2015 Conclave, the organization announced Tuesday. 
Forevermark’s new advertising campaign, called “Promise,” will run both digitally and in print, targeting affluent men and women who already are married or in the market to do so. 
One jewelry store in the Midwest is harnessing the power of social media and hashtags to attract younger consumers.  
U.S. small business owners are more satisfied today with their role as entrepreneur than they were at the end of the recession but also are less likely to see themselves as successful, a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup survey shows. 
The top five stories on NationalJeweler.com last week include a history lesson on Georgian-era mourning jewelry and a story about the sinking price of gold.  
A former jewelry store owner in Alabama faces money laundering charges for pawning a 3-carat diamond that was among a cache of jewels he said were taken during a robbery and collected $2.6 million in insurance for, federal officials said.  
Jewelers of America this week released the names of the nominees for the 13th annual Gem Awards, which recognize individuals and brands in jewelry design, marketing and communications, and media.
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