Month: September 2021

Kate Maller Aspen
Retail

Fine Jewelry Retailers Are Expecting a Blockbuster Holiday Season

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic stunted retail’s growth virtually overnight. But to nearly everyone’s surprise, the lockdowns that rippled across the...

Pomellato Nudo rings
Trends and Fashion

Italian Jeweler Pomellato Toasts 20 Years of its Iconic Nudo Collection

When you think of Pomellato, the heritage Italian brand founded by Pino Rabolini in Milan in 1967, your mind likely conjures bold gold...

Debra Navarro elephant
Good News

Designer Debra Navarro’s ‘Tusk’ Pendants Support Orphaned Elephants

Debra Navarro had worked in fine jewelry for decades, but without an endgame when it came to her career. That changed as she...

Strip mall
JM Intel

10 Ways Strip Mall-Based Jewelers Can Lower Their Risk of Break-Ins

It’s distressing. Burglaries have become more frequent at jewelry stores located in strip malls throughout the U.S. and Canada in recent months.  ...

On the Road

On the Road: AGS Conclave 2021

Welcome to On the Road! We just returned from Dallas, site of this year’s American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave event.   After a...

Trends and Fashion

Harwell Godfrey’s New Range is the Rare Collection with Near-Universal Appeal

Check out any recent red carpet for ample evidence: Men are having more fun with fashion than ever before. And while it’s true...

Good News

Gemfields’ ‘Jewel of Africa’ To Fund a Computer Lab for a Displaced Community

Gemfields could write the book on colored gemstones, and it has—three books, to be exact. The supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, which...

JM Intel

Buying a New Jewelry Safe? Here’s Your Shopping Checklist

Buying a jewelry safe isn’t an everyday venture. Safes are costly, and choosing the right one for your business usually requires niche expertise,...

EAT Gallery
Retail

Holiday Prep: How Kentucky’s EAT Gallery is Getting Ready for the Season

With COVID-19 making it difficult to gather during the 2020 holiday season, Katherine Cotterill, longtime manager of independent jewelry and gem boutique EAT...

Rolex hero bob's watches
Retail

The Indies: Retailers Weigh in on the Growing Popularity of Gender-Free Watch Styles

Five years ago, the universe almost lost its mind when hip-hop star Pharrell Williams wore multiple strands of pearls while walking the runway...