Pick of the Glitter: 3 Designers Whose Gold Jewelry Is Worth Every Penny

Whether the gold price goes up or comes down, demand for these designers’ jewels is destined to remain constantLast year at this time, JCK published a story titled “How Jewelers Can Escape the Gilded Cage,” which discussed strategies to sell gold jewelry at a time when the price was nearing historic highs.“Moral of the story: Gold prices have gone up in the past, and will go up again, but that doesn’t mean people will stop buying,” we wrote.Well, wouldn’t you know it—the price did the very opposite of what we (and all the sources we consulted) predicted. It slipped at the start of 2013 and kept on slipping, coming to rest (for the moment) at around $1,250 per ounce.Not that anyone is complaining! Lower gold prices allow designers to create more karat gold styles that retailers can buy for stock and consumers can buy for themselves. To get merchants thinking about the aga

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