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Pandora, Charles & Colvard, Oscar Massin Drop New Lab-Grown Diamond Collections
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Pandora, Charles & Colvard, Oscar Massin Drop New Lab-Grown Diamond Collections

How’s your inventory of lab-grown diamond jewelry?   My research in how both retailers and consumers are interacting with lab-grown...
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This Rare Patek Philippe Watch Could Fetch Up to $2.6 Million at Auction
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This Rare Patek Philippe Watch Could Fetch Up to $2.6 Million at Auction

Sotheby’s Important Watches auction on Oct. 5 will be led by a timepiece many consider to be one of the...
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Lightbox is Now Selling Fancy-Cut Loose Lab-Grown Diamonds
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Lightbox is Now Selling Fancy-Cut Loose Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lightbox, the De Beers-owned lab-grown diamond brand, announced last week that it’s added fancy cuts—princess, baguette, and cushion—to its inventory...
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The Upgraders: The Recently Engaged Are Sizing Up Their Engagement Diamond With LGDs
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The Upgraders: The Recently Engaged Are Sizing Up Their Engagement Diamond With LGDs

There’s a relatively new demographic showing up at fine jewelry stores: younger women and couples who recently (within two-three years)...
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Succession Stories: There’s No ‘Right Way’ to Exit Jewelry Retailing
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Succession Stories: There’s No ‘Right Way’ to Exit Jewelry Retailing

Now that the pandemic largely is the rear-view mirror, store owners nearing the end of their careers have pivoted back...
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10 Legendary Jewels from Christie’s’ Fall Sale
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10 Legendary Jewels from Christie’s’ Fall Sale

Online sales of top-tier fine jewelry have come a long way. Where consumers used to balk at the prospect of...
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The 411 on Retirement Sales: Q&A With Wilkerson & Associates’ Josh Hayes
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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...
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Piercing Queen Maria Tash Opens a Los Angeles Boutique
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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...
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The Cartier Cheich Watch—Up for Auction Next Month—Has a Fascinating and Tragic History
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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...
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Sourcing Lab-Grown Diamonds: Best Practices for Jewelry Retailers
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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...
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The Key to Strong Lab-Grown Diamond Sales? Employee Training
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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...
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Is A Slowdown in Luxury Spending on the Horizon?
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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...
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