These Were the 6 Biggest Stories of the Year
Articles about green diamonds, Tinder schemes and Tiffany’s answer to the “Love” bracelet were among our most-clicked-upon stories.
Articles about industry-adjacent schemes featured on Netflix and celebrities saying “yes” to unusual engagement rings topped National Jeweler’s annual list of the most-read stories of the year.
Read on to see exactly what made the list, which was compiled using Google Analytics data from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 29, 2022.
1) LLD Diamonds Responds to Netflix Doc ‘The Tinder Swindler’
Our top story of the year was this article from February detailing how Leviev Diamonds’ parent company found itself entangled in a popular Netflix true-crime documentary.
2) All About J. Lo’s Rare Green Diamond Ring
In April, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez said “yes” to Ben Affleck for the second time and her engagement ring made headlines once again.
3) All About Megan Fox’s Engagement Ring from Machine Gun Kelly
Stephen Webster designed the toi et moi-style diamond and emerald ring actress Megan Fox accepted from rapper Machine Gun Kelly in January, a gorgeous bauble that garnered plenty of attention online.
4) Tiffany’s ‘Lock’ Bangle May Be Its Answer to Cartier’s ‘Love’ Bracelet
In an opinion piece published in August, Senior Editor Ashley Davis wrote that Tiffany & Co.’s new unisex “Lock” bangle succeeds in several ways while saying a lot about current jewelry trends.
5) Cartier May Raise Prices 3-5%, CEO Says
Given that inflation was a trending topic all year long, it’s no surprise this story about Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron’s April interview with Bloomberg did so well.
6) Measuring the Lab-Grown Diamond Market: Size, Growth, and Future Opportunities
In February, National Jeweler spoke with two analysts about the current state and future direction of the market for lab-grown diamonds.
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