Retailers in the News

It was a fairly slow news week for retail jewelers. That
said, there were some very interesting stories making headlines starting with
Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers’ luxury layaway plan, which caught the attention of
none other than a CNN Money reporter. Jeweler Michael Hill, with 250 jewelry
stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, purchased a 22
ct. diamond. And we couldn’t resist a police blotter story of a grab-and-run
incident turned horribly wrong.

Layaway goes luxe: Spread the payments without the interest

Michael Hill’s 22 Carat Diamond Is a Girls’ Best Friend

Police: Man steals diamonds, leaves in stolen car