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EditorsDec 21, 2022
Drake’s Diamond Necklace Is My Favorite Celebrity Jewelry Moment of 2022

It says a lot about millennial and Gen-Z consumer attitudes, writes Senior Editor Ashley Davis.

EditorsDec 20, 2022
Exploring the Most Versatile Jewel with Gigi Clozeau

Nearly 10 years into the business, the designer’s eponymous collection is more popular than ever.

ColumnistsDec 13, 2022
The Smart Lab: 6 Holiday Email Marketing Strategies To Boost Sales

From creating catchy subject lines to retargeting abandoned carts, Emmanuel Raheb has a half-dozen pieces of email marketing advice.

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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.

EditorsDec 05, 2022
Meet Jewelry’s First TikTok Star

When it comes to translating luxury into the social media platform’s approachable style, JewelsWithJules has cracked the code.

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EditorsNov 18, 2022
9 of My Favorite Pieces from the AGTA Spectrum Awards Editors’ Day

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator’s highlights include a chrome tourmaline ring, a giant opal necklace, and an American mined stone.

ColumnistsNov 15, 2022
Creative Connecting: Managing Customers’ Expectations During the Custom Design Process

A great custom design experience starts with listening to your customers, Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams say.

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EditorsNov 09, 2022
‘Ice Cold’ Is a Visual Love Letter to Jewelry’s Role in Hip-Hop

Author Vikki Tobak chatted with Senior Editor Ashley Davis about iconic jewelry tropes and what they say about hip-hop’s place in society.

ColumnistsNov 08, 2022
The Smart Lab: Last-Minute Tips to Boost Black Friday Jewelry Sales

It’s not too late to market Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to kick off a fabulous holiday season, writes Emmanuel Raheb.

EditorsNov 02, 2022
What I Learned Following the Veins of East Africa’s Mines

Senior Editor, Gemstones, Brecken Branstrator shares takeaways from her second trip to Tanzania and Kenya.

ColumnistsNov 01, 2022
10 Sales Tips for the Holiday Season

Thinking about your sales approach and implementing subtle changes can make a big difference in effectiveness, Peter Smith writes.

EditorsOct 27, 2022
These Jewels Give Me the Creeps

Ahead of Halloween, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow went in search of the spookiest antique and vintage jewelry.

EditorsOct 26, 2022
My 12 Favorite Quotes From All Those Conversations in Park City

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff shares some verbal highlights from Jewelers Mutual’s inaugural “Conversations” event in Park City, Utah.

EditorsOct 25, 2022
Q&A: Meet the Edgy and Elegant Dries Criel

The Antwerp-based designer is a fine jewelry name to know now.

ColumnistsOct 19, 2022
The PR Adviser: The 4 Superheroes of the Customer Journey

Columnist Lilian Raji introduces readers to awareness, consideration, decision, and loyalty.

EditorsOct 14, 2022
Here’s the Best Jewelry I Saw at New York Comic Con

Associate Editor Lenore Fedow shares her favorite nerdy jewelry finds, from a UFO ring to a Cthulhu choker.

EditorsOct 12, 2022
See De Beers’ First All-Gender Jewelry Collection

“RVL” is about honoring uniqueness and each individual’s hidden depths.

ColumnistsOct 12, 2022
The Smart Lab: Why Your Jewelry Business Needs a Shopify Website

Emmanuel Raheb says the all-in-one e-commerce platform is the best solution for jewelry businesses, for multiple reasons.

EditorsSep 30, 2022
The Best of Betty White’s Jewelry Sold at Auction

Michelle Graff recaps the cats, fortune cookies, and charm bracelets that caught her eye while covering the late actress’ estate sale.

ColumnistsSep 27, 2022
Creative Connecting: Fun Ideas for Holiday 2022 In-Store Events

From a “whodunnit” murder mystery to a permanent jewelry party, Duvall O’Steen and Jen Cullen Williams share a wealth of suggestions.

EditorsSep 22, 2022
4 Things Seen and Heard at the 2022 HardRock Summit

Gemstones Editor Brecken Branstrator dishes on the latest color to trend, the show floor buzz, and more from Denver.

ColumnistsSep 20, 2022
The Smart Lab: 5 Holiday Shopping Predictions for 2022

From free shipping to early shopping, Emmanuel Raheb outlines a handful of factors expected to shape the holiday season this year.

ColumnistsSep 14, 2022
On Data: Retailing in a Recession

Current jewelry sales trends portend tougher days ahead. Sherry Smith shares six things retailers can do to make sure they are ready.

EditorsSep 13, 2022
These Were the 9 Best Jewelry Looks at the 2022 Emmys

Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, and Rachel Brosnahan had some of the best looks at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.

ColumnistsSep 07, 2022
Squirrel Spotting: Price Has Nothing to Do With Value

Price is a number written on a tag while value is how good a customer feels when they leave your store, Peter Smith writes.

EditorsAug 30, 2022
Two Jewelry Trade Shows in Two Days

Associate Editor Lenore Fedow shares her experiences at JA New York and Melee the Show alongside her favorite jewels.

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