Top Blog Posts of 2016

The blog posts you clicked on most this year, headed, as ever, by market editor Jennifer Heebner’s annual post on the top trends of the year


1. 12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: The 5th Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead

Market editor Jennifer Heebner’s annual roundup of jewelry trend predictions included studs and jacket earrings, chokers and statement necklaces, and gold layer pieces as trends to stock.


2. What I Learned Digging for Diamonds in Arkansas

Editor-in-Chief Victoria Gomelsky’s tale of digging for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park enchanted readers.


3. 5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Turquoise

Gomelsky went deep on the beloved blue stone.


4. How “Real Is Rare” Hopes to Reinvent Diamond Advertising

The architects of the Diamond Producers Association’s new campaign have thrown away the rule book to appeal to millennials, wrote news director Rob Bates.


5. We’re Still Saying Good-Bye to a Lot of Good Jewelers

Bates remembered all the stores that closed in 2015.


6. How Millennials Look at Diamonds (It’s Different From Past Generations)

Younger consumers are turned off by bling but still crave something real, wrote Bates.


7. Hillary Clinton’s Favorite Bracelet

The charm bracelet was designed by Monica Rich Kosann, reported social media editor Logan Sachon.


8. The Macy’s Decision to Close 100 Stores and the Future of Retail

A prototype store in Ohio may point the way toward the future, wrote Bates.


9. Why the Diamond Producers Association Chose “Real Is Rare”

The new slogan for diamonds has nothing to do with synthetics, the group told Bates.


10. GIA’s Latest News of an Undisclosed Synthetic Should Worry Us All  

Undisclosed lab-grown diamonds are out there, and the industry needs to deal with that, wrote Bates.


(Photo courtesy of Katie Diamond Jewelry) 

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