By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
Singer Janelle Monáe rocked one of the most jeweled looks of the night at the Grammys, and was featured in one of the most popular stories on National Jeweler last week.
New York--Here are the top five stories on NationalJeweler.com from Feb. 14 to 20, according to Google Analytics.

1. The Top 10 Trends Expected to Drive Retail in 2016
In its latest market brief, Synchrony Financial predicted that technology will shape eight of the top 10 trends expected to have the greatest impact on retail sales this year.

2. How to Make Your Customer the Hero
“The Jewelry Coach” Pat Henneberry outlines five questions jewelers and their teams should contemplate to find out how to make a client, not the business or product, the focus of a sale.

3. What an Online Retailer Learns by Going Brick-and-Mortar
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff sat down with the founder of Stone & Strand to better understand what the e-tailer hopes to gain by opening a physical space.

4. Great Rings from the Grammys
Though big, bold jewelry looks were few and far between on the Grammys red carpet, rings proved to be a constant when it comes to award show accessorizing.

5. Week in Photos – February 15, 2016
Bulgari’s unveiling of its “perfect mistake” and New York-based designer Michal Kadar being named a “Rising Star” were among the stories National Jeweler covered in last week’s photo recap.



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