The Most-Read Stories of 2023 So Far

EditorsJul 05, 2023

The Most-Read Stories of 2023 So Far

Stories about new collections, cybercrime, and celebrity style have proved to be the most popular through the first six months of the year.

Collage of National Jeweler’s most popular stories to date in 2023
While it may seem hard to believe, 2023 is halfway over.

Sunday, July 2 marked the 183rd day of the year, prompting us here at National Jeweler to do our annual mid-year analysis of our site metrics.

So, what have readers clicked on the most in 2023?

Jewelry based on the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash, as did a big cybercrime loss suffered by a Pennsylvania jeweler, the passing of a beloved designer, and Beyoncé’s jeweler of choice for her “Renaissance” tour.

Here are the top 10 stories of the year so far, based on Google Analytics. 

1) 4 Predictions for the Diamond Market in 2023 and Beyond
In this opinion/analysis piece published in February, diamond industry experts and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shared their views on natural diamond prices, lab-grown supply, and diamond jewelry sales.

2) These Were 2022’s Top-Selling Watch Brands, Chrono24 Says
What brand was No. 1? Rolex, of course.

3) Effy Jewelry Founder, Designer Effy Hematian Dies at 79
Hematian, who is remembered for his kindness and his passion for jewelry design, died April 30.

4) Beyoncé Is Wearing This Jeweler on Her Renaissance World Tour
The tour kicked off May 10 in Sweden, with the “official jeweler” announced right around that time.

5) Diamonds Were the 2023 Oscars’ Big Jewelry Winner
White gold and white diamonds proved their classic impact equates to high glamour at this year’s Academy Awards, held March 12. 

6) The Cartier Baignoire Is Fashion’s Next Favorite Timepiece
Cartier revived the oval-shaped, archival style at Watches & Wonders Geneva in April.

7) How a Jeweler Lost $1.6M in Less than 24 Hours
A retailer in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, filed suit against PNC Bank after cybercriminals emptied its accounts through a series of wire transfers.

8) Tiffany & Co. Shines for LVMH in 2022
The iconic jewelry company “turned in an excellent performance and continued to grow its appeal” last year, owner LVMH reported in January.

9) See the Jewelry Collection Expected to Top Elizabeth Taylor’s at Auction
While the collection belonging to Heidi Horten, wife of German department store magnate Helmut Horten, did indeed top Elizabeth Taylor’s at auction, it also created controversy.

10) ‘Little Mermaid’ Fans Will Flip Over Pandora’s New Collection
The nautical-themed collection, released ahead of the live-action remake of the 1989 cartoon classic, channels mermaid Ariel’s “fearless spirit and sense of freedom,” Pandora said.

Michelle Graffis the editor-in-chief at National Jeweler, directing the publication’s coverage both online and in print.

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