Internet Jewelry Sales Growing Fast



The jewelry and watches category ranked among the top-performing online categories in the third quarter of 2011, with sales up more than 15 percent from last year, according to a new survey by Internet measurement firm comScore.

Overall, the company says online retail spending reached $36.3 billion for the quarter, up 13 percent from a year ago.

“The third quarter of 2011 saw a continuation of the year’s strength in U.S. retail e-commerce spending, even in the face of renewed economic headwinds and uncertainty facing the U.S. consumer,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni in a statement. “More consumers than ever before are relying on the online channel for product and pricing information.”