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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
January 28, 2015
When speaking about retail trends, forecasters tend to focus on the latest fads: Social media. Omnichannel. Mobile. And down the line.And yet, lately, some of the most-talked-about trends are...
January 23, 2015
This week: Asprey losing tons of money. De Beers executive won’t be prosecuted for shooting. Welcome to the jewelry industry, Saddam Hussein’s daughter. All below. Eight retail trends that...
January 23, 2015
By all accounts, the mood at this week’s De Beers sight in Botswana was grim, particularly for January—traditionally an upbeat meeting. De Beers did adjust prices (somewhat) but not enough for some,...
January 21, 2015
The comments De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier made about sightholder profitability in last week’s interview attracted a lot of notice, and I’d like to offer some thoughts.If you...
January 16, 2015
This week: New talk of Tiffany takeover. Could gold rise 30 percent this year? Online sales tax proposal gets new life. All below. Jewelers of America buys National Jeweler. Slane...
January 14, 2015
Tiffany & Co.’s new ad featuring a same-sex couple probably shouldn’t have been news. Many retailers have already featured gay couples in their advertising, including J.Crew, the Gap, and...
January 13, 2015
De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier spoke to me today after making an appearance at the Forevermark cocktail party on Jan. 7.
January 9, 2015
This week: There are already counterfeit Apple Watches. Some people are really into dead malls. Can you clean diamond jewelry with denture tablets? All below. Signet has a (slightly) below-...
January 8, 2015
Usually in the first week of January, Richline chief marketing officer Mark Hanna is traveling to New York City for 24 Karat weekend. This year, though, he’s headed home after attending his first...
January 8, 2015
I regularly check Google News for the latest about jewelers, and over the last year, store-closing stories have become depressingly familiar. In many cases, it isn’t just businesses that are closing...
January 1, 2015
This week: Why Facebook likes those ring shots. The end of the former world’s biggest mall. And what’s ahead in 2015 for gold and retail. All below. Glittery holiday? - Brands, basics...
December 30, 2014
There was a lot of great stuff written on jewelry this year and some of it had the audacity not to appear on JCKonline. So here, in mostly random order, are some of the favorite pieces that I read,...
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