The jewelry industry has enjoyed stellar growth over the last few years. Will that continue into 2023? As prices rise and geopolitical tensions increase, uncertainty looms in retail. Jewelry industry experts Paul Zimnisky and Sherry Smith will provide clarity on the year ahead.
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President & CEO, Jewelers of America David J. Bonaparte has been head of JA since 2013, working to further the association’s mission to improve consumer confidence in jewelry.
Analyst, Paul Zimnisky Paul Zimnisky, CFA is a leading diamond industry analyst specializing in global diamond supply/demand and companies within the industry.
Director of Business Development & Strategy, The Edge Retail Academy Smith has a demonstrated track record of growing jewelry businesses through mentorship, management, and metrics. She joined ERA in 2012.
Associate Editor, National Jeweler Lenore is the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry. The Latest The Lab-Grown Diamond Market: Where Are We Now?
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