Jewelry trends, synthetic diamonds, and crime prevention were among JCK’s most popular blog posts of 2013.
1. 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013: The Second Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead
Emeralds, subtle drop earrings, black and white, and snakes topped senior editor Jennifer Heebner’s list of predictions for the year ahead.
“We may assume consumers, including wealthy ones, make distinctions between high-end retailers and Zales and Costco,” wrote senior editor Rob Bates. “But it’s becoming clear: many don’t.”
Who is a better source of crime prevention tips than a convicted criminal? Larry Lawton of Reality Check talked with JCK about how retailers can protect themselves against people like him.
The lab-grown diamond sector continued to be of interest to readers, and many wanted to learn about this 1.07 ct. G color, IF clarity stone from D.nea Diamonds.
Senior editor Emili Vesilind’s five picks all had two things in common: high-quality product photography and a clean design aesthetic featuring plenty of white space.
Jennifer Heebner compares watching this year’s awards ceremony to “attending a big party with dozens of guests from the fine jewelry industry.”
Rob Bates investigates just who is involved with IIa Technologies in Singapore.
JCK Marketplace manager Brittany Siminitz asked 110 jewelry suppliers about pieces they couldn’t wait to display in Vegas.
Crime specialists weigh in on the $50 million diamond heist at Brussels airport in February.
Editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky looks at how the jewelry business could match what’s happened to apparel in the last 20 years.