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Video – Live from Expo 2022: Amy Elliott on Forecasting Consumer Trends
January 9th, 2023

Live from Expo 2022 Amy Elliott on Forecasting Consumer Trends Hosted by Andrea Hill Jewelry expert for the Bridal Council and author of the JCK blog All That Glitters, Amy Elliott has her finger on what excites consumers. Learn about the jewelry choices they’re making now, the qualities they’re looking for in both what they […]

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State of the Industry: Jewelry Trends to Watch
January 6th, 2023

Planning Ahead A look at the products, colors, and styles expected to trend in 2023 Although the economy is in flux, many consumers are still comfortable spending money and some of it will be on jewelry. What will they be looking for? MJSA Journal recently checked in with Amy Elliott, a contributing editor at JCK […]

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State of the Industry: Precious Metals Forecasting
January 6th, 2023

Precious Forecasting Experts predict 2023 could be a volatile year for precious metals markets By Shawna Kulpa With inflation rates high worldwide and the possibility of a global recession looming in 2023, many experts are predicting that precious metals markets will have a volatile year. However, they also expect things to become less rocky as […]

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State of the Industry – The Need for Sustainability
January 6th, 2023

The Need for Sustainability Despite a slowing economy, focusing on sustainable efforts can create value and build resilience Even with the threat of a slowing economy in the new year, should companies still prioritize investments in sustainability? According to a recent McKinsey report, the answer is a resounding yes. The report notes that even “in […]

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State of the Industry – Let’s Get Phygital
January 6th, 2023

Let’s Get Phygital Creating a unified shopping experience across physical and digital channels You are likely familiar with the term omnichannel, but do you know what a phygital experience is? It’s a term to describe the essence of omnichannel: Phygital emphasizes the blurring of the line between physical and digital channels to create one consistent […]

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State of the Industry – Dealing with the Labor Shortage
January 6th, 2023

Dealing with the Labor Shortage Why attracting, developing and retaining talent should be a top agenda item for business owners in 2023 “No one wants to work anymore” is the oft-used refrain heard from some businesses struggling to find and keep employees. But we know that that’s not actually true, as evidenced by the continued […]

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State of the Industry – Preparing for a Possible Recession
January 6th, 2023

Preparing for a Possible Recession Keeping a close eye on cash flow is critical to navigating economic uncertainty Whether the country falls into a recession next year or not, forecasters expect 2023 to be a challenge—which is all the more reason to prepare for a recession. That way, “you’ll have a game plan if it […]

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State of the Industry 2022
January 6th, 2023

A Look Ahead Where we stand and where we go from here By Shawna Kulpa Ask anyone in business what they think about these days, and the Jan-Brady-esque reply will likely be either “Inflation, inflation, inflation” or “Recession, recession, recession.” In 2021, as the U.S. emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns and the economy rebounded, jewelry sales […]

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Pantone Spring Colors for 2021
December 22nd, 2022

Nature Calls Featuring hues illustrative of nature, Pantone’s spring color palette rejuvenates By Deborah A. Yonick Hues illustrative of nature topped Pantone’s spring fashion color palette for 2021, as spied in ready-to-wear fashions launched during New York Fashion Week, which was conducted virtually in September. The season’s palette pops with a sunny yellow hue called […]

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Jewelry Industry Statistics and Trends: October 2022
October 31st, 2022

Industry Snapshot Industry resilience will be tested as the year comes to a close By Harold Dupuy, FGA, Stuller Inc. (Originally published October 2022) Quick Links: The Recovery Is Over • Jewelry Sales Overview • Metal Markets • Diamond Industry • In Closing The first half of 2022 jewelry industry performance was robust but with […]

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Trends and Takeaways from Las Vegas Jewelry Week 2022
September 2nd, 2022

Rock Steady Designers and suppliers are playing it safe, expanding their top-performing collections By Amy Elliott Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Amy Elliott was on the scene at the JCK and Couture shows in June with the volume on her trend radar turned up to 11. Below, she shares the categories, metals, and stones that readers […]

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Jewelry Industry Statistics and Trends: July 2022
August 4th, 2022

Industry Snapshot Despite a challenging economy, moderate growth is possible By Harold Dupuy, FGA Quick Links: Jewelry Sales Overview • The Economy • Diamond Industry • In Closing In the first quarter of 2022, jewelry industry sales continued the above-average growth experienced last year. That is the good news. On the other side of the […]

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Empowering Women with Jewelry
August 4th, 2022

Power Dressing Designers aim to inspire confidence with empowering new styles By Deborah A. Yonick For many consumers, jewelry is more than just sparkly baubles meant to accessorize an outfit. Instead, they view jewelry as another form of communication and use it to express their personalities and passions. It can also be used to imbue […]

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Study Shows Consumers Love Pearls
June 1st, 2022

In Demand A benchmark study shows pearls are this year’s go-to gem By Deborah A. Yonick If you haven’t heard that pearls are the go-to gem of 2022, you must be living in an oyster. Pop culture, particularly social media, is all about pearls. Pinterest forecasted through its community data that pearls and pearlescent details […]

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Jewelry Industry Statistics and Trends: April 2022
May 3rd, 2022

Industry Snapshot Early sales figures set the stage for continued growth By Harold Dupuy, FGA Quick Links: Jewelry Sales Overview • The Economy • The Metal Markets • U.S. Consumers • Diamond Industry • In Closing There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. While the Omicron variant rapidly appeared, it is now […]

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How Sustainability Is Driving Diamond Sales
May 3rd, 2022

For Good Reason Sustainability is key in sustaining diamond sales By Deborah A. Yonick Next to food and clothing, fine jewelry ranks as the third most frequently purchased category based on sustainability considerations among consumers. In fact, sustainability considerations are on par with price and design for jewelry consumers worldwide, according to De Beers’ 2021 […]

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The Growing Interest in Men’s Jewelry
April 3rd, 2022

Jewelry for Every Man Exploring the current surge of interest in men’s jewelry By Deborah A. Yonick Men wearing jewelry is not a new phenomenon. But the attention men’s jewelry has been getting lately is quite spectacular, thanks in no small part to a host of young male celebrities donning jewelry, including pearls, with confidence. […]

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Catching the Next Big Style Trend
April 3rd, 2022

What’s Ahead Amy Elliott on catching the “Next Big Trend” By Shawna Kulpa Do you always feel like you’re behind the eight ball when it comes to jumping on board with fashion trends? If so, don’t feel bad; it’s just the nature of jewelry and the fashion cycle. With fashion, a style is spotted on […]

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Cultural Issues Influencing Jewelry Design
November 4th, 2021

The Winds of Change Consumer cultural trends and their influence on fine jewelry design By Deborah A. Yonick According to the Plumb Club’s Industry & Market Insights 2021 study, fine jewelry design in the coming year is expected to be influenced by key consumer cultural trends, including social responsibility, activism, the blurring of gender and […]

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Jewelers and the LGBTQ+ Community
November 4th, 2021

Stop Chasing Rainbows How jewelers can best reach out to LGBTQ+ consumers By Deborah A. Yonick Although the jewelry industry has done a good job of embracing its members that hail from the LGBTQ+ community, it hasn’t always done a great job reaching out to the larger community of LGBTQ+ consumers. Some might even say […]

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Jewelry Industry Snapshot: Sept. 2021
October 15th, 2021

A look at the industry’s post-pandemic recovery progress By Harold Dupuy Quick Links:COVID-19 • The Economy • Precious Metals • Jewelry Sales • Online Sales • Jewelry Imports • Inflation • In Closing The post-pandemic recovery has exceeded most expectations. Many factors assisted the rapid recovery: the federal government stimulus programs, increasing personal income, increasing […]

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Leaps and Bounds
September 26th, 2021

Lab-grown diamonds growing market By Deborah A. Yonick Lab-grown diamonds aren’t going anywhere. These laboratory creations have demonstrated steady growth driven by consumer demand that has organically developed over the past decade. And according to industry experts, that growth is only going to continue. In its long-term outlook for the diamond industry through 2030, global […]

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Nature Calls
September 26th, 2021

Pantone spring color pallete rejuvinates By Deborah A. Yonick Hues illustrative of nature topped Pantone’s spring fashion color palette for 2021, as spied in ready-to-wear fashions launched during New York Fashion Week, which was conducted virtually in September. The season’s palette pops with a sunny yellow hue called Illuminating, warm golden Marigold, refreshing Mint green, […]

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By Popular Demand
September 2nd, 2021

FURA Gems launches marketing council to grow color stone market By Deborah A. Yonick FURA Gems, the Dubai-based precious gemstone producer, has a plan and $2 million to undertake an ambitious marketing program for emeralds, rubies, and sapphires that it’s banking will benefit the color stone industry at large. Earlier this summer, it launched the […]

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Looking Up
August 18th, 2021

A positive outlook for fourth-quarter jewelry sales By Deborah A. Yonick If multiple surveys and reports are any indication of how fine jewelry will fare this holiday season/fourth quarter amid COVID-19, people will be buying a lot of fine jewelry for themselves and their loved ones to wear with their sweats. And it’s already happening: […]

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Snapshot: October 2020
August 18th, 2021

A look at the latest jewelry industry statistics By Harold Dupuy, DPA The saying “we live in unprecedented times” has never been more appropriate. Three months ago, I erroneously thought that COVID-19 would be a thing of the past by now. However, I and many others were wrong. On the flip side, some positive business […]

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