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National Jeweler columnist Lilian Raji
ColumnistsJan 23, 2024
The PR Adviser: Don’t Be Afraid to Fly

True evolution often involves taking a leap of faith, Lilian Raji writes upon her return after a personally challenging year.

National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith
ColumnistsJan 18, 2024
Squirrel Spotting: What Will 2024 Look Like for Independent Retailers?

Peter Smith is optimistic, particularly for jewelers who do these three things well.

Dr. Gabriela Farfan
EditorsJan 15, 2024
Meet the Smithsonian’s New Curator of Gems and Minerals

Dr. Gabriela Farfan has big plans for the museum’s collection of 10,000 gemstones and 385,000 mineral specimens.

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Ho Brothers offers scalable solutions for the future of custom jewelry.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsJan 09, 2024
On Data: The Top-Performing Jewelry Categories in 2023

Sherry Smith breaks down the final results for the month of December as well as for the full year.

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EditorsJan 08, 2024
3 Notable Jewelry Moments from the Golden Globes

Amid the statement necklaces, Lily Gladstone’s earrings stood out, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff writes.

National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith
ColumnistsJan 02, 2024
12 Quotes to Start 2024 on a Positive Note

Peter Smith has picked a dozen of his favorite expressions to help readers start the new year off right.

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Full Disclosure at Your Fingertips

Distinguishing natural diamonds from laboratory-grown stones – now more available than ever – has been difficult for jewelers. Until now.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsDec 28, 2023
On Data: In December, A Tale of Two Markets

The first 21 days of the month revealed surprising shifts in consumer behavior, Sherry Smith says.

Heidi Horten Van Cleef & Arpels and Boivin jewels
EditorsDec 21, 2023
The Most Memorable Jewelry Auction Moments of 2023

From record-setting gems to celebrities and controversy, Associate Editor Lauren McLemore looks back on the year’s most intriguing sales.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsDec 21, 2023
On Data: Subdued Sales in the Second Week of December

Independent jewelers’ sales increased 1 percent from Dec. 7-14 and some interesting trends emerged, Sherry Smith writes.

Style File jewelry picks
EditorsDec 20, 2023
My Top 20 Style File Jewels of 2023

From festive jewels to dazzling diamonds, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow highlights her top picks of the year from Amanda’s Style File.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsDec 13, 2023
On Data: Independent Jewelers Shine Bright in Early December

Sherry Smith dishes on bridal versus fashion diamond jewelry sales and the “unexpected heroes” of the first week of the month.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsDec 06, 2023
On Data: How Are Independents Doing So Far This Holiday Season?

Sherry Smith breaks down the numbers on jewelry sales in November and reveals the category that “emerged as a standout.”

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EditorsNov 29, 2023
Warren Buffett on Success, Mistakes and Betting on America

The best quotes from the Oracle of Omaha and his right-hand man Charlie Munger from the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

De Beers Metamorphosis high jewelry earrings
EditorsNov 27, 2023
10 Tips for Selling Diamonds This Holiday Season

Sales experts and a diamantaire share their best advice on how to send customers home with diamond jewelry.

Smart Age Solutions founder and CEO Emmanuel Raheb
ColumnistsNov 21, 2023
The Smart Lab: Score Big During Football Season With Hulu Advertising

Emmanuel Raheb outlines three reasons why Hulu advertising and football can be a game changer for your jewelry store’s marketing.

National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith
ColumnistsNov 14, 2023
Squirrel Spotting: 11 Sales Thoughts for the Season

From showing three items to asking the big question, Peter Smith gives tips for promoting a positive sales atmosphere this holiday season.

Marie Lichtenberg jewelry
EditorsNov 07, 2023
Marie Lichtenberg on Being Jewelry’s ‘It Girl’ in 2023

Senior Editor Ashley Davis interviewed the Parisian stylist turned jewelry designer on her cult favorite jewelry collection.

Swarovski Star Wars figurines
EditorsNov 06, 2023
Here’s the Best Nerdy Jewelry from New York Comic Con

From Disney-themed ear stacks to lightsaber earrings, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow shares her favorite jewelry finds from the annual event.

Green Man earrings
EditorsOct 30, 2023
These Jewels Will Haunt You

For her annual Halloween story, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow asked antique and vintage jewelers to dig up their creepiest pieces.

Fred Audacious Blue
EditorsOct 18, 2023
The First LVMH Lab-Grown Diamond High Jewelry Is Here

Fred Jewelry is utilizing lab-grown colored diamonds, raising some interesting questions.

Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative’s Class of 2023
EditorsOct 18, 2023
These 6 Up-and-Coming Artists Will Engage You

The Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative’s Class of 2023 shows once again how much the industry stands to gain by embracing diversity.

National Jeweler columnist Peter Smith
ColumnistsOct 11, 2023
The ‘Up System’ in Retail: Foolish or Fair?

Does having salespeople take turns waiting on customers make sense for jewelers, their employees, or their customers? Peter Smith opines.

Russ Shor and Hedda Schupak
EditorsOct 10, 2023
Remembering Hedda Schupak, ‘A Real Gem’

Members of the industry and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff share their memories of the longtime editor, who died unexpectedly last week.

Minty Diamonds lab-grown diamond, ceramic, and 18-karat gold eternity bands
EditorsOct 04, 2023
Meet the Brand Making Lab-Grown Diamonds Cool

Minty Diamonds stands out for its fashion-forward collection.

Columbia Gem House Woz Cuts
EditorsSep 28, 2023
The Gemstone World Is In Its Unique Cut Era

Associate Editor Lauren McLemore recently spoke with Columbia Gem House’s Eric Braunwart about the uptick in non-traditional gemstone cuts.

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