10 Things Rocking the Jewelry Industry



1. MillionairesThe ranks of the rich have returned to pre­recession levels, with the number of ­millionaires in the United States jumping to 10 million after dropping to 8.6 million in 2008, according to the World Wealth Report (published by consulting firm Capgemini in collaboration with brokerage firm Merrill Lynch). The number of the world’s high-net-worth individuals—defined as those with assets of at least $1 million—increased 17.1 percent, and their wealth increased 18.9 percent to $39 trillion.  2. TechnologyTiffany & Co. launched its first iPhone application in mid-June. The Engagement Ring Finder allows users to browse its collection of diamond rings by shape, setting, metal, or design—and even includes a ring sizer (really just circles on the screen, but still!). The images are life-size and can be seen with diamonds in six carat weights. Users
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