Our story analyzing the current state of retail (from our newly released 2017 State of the Majors report) was the most-read on National Jeweler last week.
New York--These were the five most popular stories on NationalJeweler.com last week, according to Google Analytics.

Nos. 1, 2 and 4 were from the print edition of this year’s State of the Majors report, which can be viewed in its entirety online.

1. Analysis: The State of the Majors
It’s been a tough year for some of the biggest retail players in the jewelry industry, while others have seen their sales grow as they embrace technology and invest in the in-store experience.

2. Analysis: The State of the Diamond Industry
Taking action to ensure it accurately differentiates between lab-grown diamonds and their mined counterparts is the biggest challenge the industry faces.

3. Selling for $17.8M, Paul Newman’s Rolex Sets Record
An anonymous phone bidder bought the Ref. 6239 Cosmograph Daytona at a Phillips auction in New York last week and made it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction.

4. Analysis: The State of Jewelry Design
The most exciting design voices today are coming out of Los Angeles, and the community is determined to keep production domestic.

5. 12 Quick Tips for Maximizing Your Social Media This Season
Social media success for the holidays will depend on proper messaging and getting consumers engaged. Here’s how, according to a few industry insiders.

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