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The 411 on Retirement Sales: Q&A With Wilkerson & Associates’ Josh Hayes

Succession in jewelry retail can be clear-cut—say, an owner has a son or daughter who’s keen to take over the store when...

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Piercing Queen Maria Tash Opens a Los Angeles Boutique

Angelenos can now make a quick dash for a Maria Tash fix. The New York-based jeweler, famous for her piercing studios and the...

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The Cartier Cheich Watch—Up for Auction Next Month—Has a Fascinating and Tragic History

Cartier is one of the most legendary jewelers and watchmakers in the world. And this September, one of its most storied and elusive...

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Sourcing Lab-Grown Diamonds: Best Practices for Jewelry Retailers

Consumer demand for lab-grown diamonds is skyrocketing worldwide. And because jewelry retailers will undoubtedly face increased competition for lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) and supply...

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The Key to Strong Lab-Grown Diamond Sales? Employee Training

Lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) are not just gaining acceptance in the jewelry market in 2022—they’re becoming so popular that many retailers are scrambling to...

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Is A Slowdown in Luxury Spending on the Horizon?

Many fine jewelry retailers broke all-time sales records in 2021. But there are worrisome new economic indicators afoot that suggest consumer spending could...

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How to Evaluate and Buy Emeralds: Advice from Muzo Emeralds’ Gabbi Harvey

Emeralds have been riding a wave of popularity, wooing customers at the very highest end with their rarity and unique character. Christie’s 2017...

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Selling Lab-Grown Diamonds in Your Store—Tips From Retailer Shelia Bayes 

“When lab-grown diamonds first came out, they were priced really high and I couldn’t justify selling them,” recalls jewelry retailer Shelia Bayes. “But...

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Memo Partners with Retailers to Offer Home Try-Ons Without the Risk

Jewels that retail for thousands of dollars are sold online every day. But for some luxury consumers, even after two decades of e-commerce,...

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The Zing Minute—Retailer Edition! 60-Second Chats from the Floor of Las Vegas Jewelry Week

The Zing Report team set up a Zing-themed filming booth on the show floor of JCK Las Vegas to tape a series of one-minute...