Shane O’Neill of Fruchtman Marketing explains why, although cliched, a store’s website must provide the same kind of outstanding experience customers can receive in person, and why jewelers should regard their website as another store employee.
Kevin Reilly, vice president of Platinum Guild International, describes how platinum prongs not only hold a diamond or gemstone more securely, but also return 2.7 times more profit for the jeweler.
Two experts from The Edge Retail Academy discuss people and product and how to ensure yours will increase your business, not drag it down.
David Rocha, executive director of Jewelers For Children, discusses how making philanthropy part of a business plan can help jewelers boost sales.
Andie Weinman, president of Preferred Jewelers International, offers tips to embrace your customers and offer an experience that goes beyond the usual merchandise and clienteling.
Video announcing the winners of the 2017 Centurion Design Awards held in Scottsdale, AZ.
Bill Boyajian outlines the two biggest challenges to transitioning a retail jewelry store from one generation to another or from one owner to another.
Celebrity stylist and jewelry expert Michael O’Connor visits the set of “Hollywood Today Live,” with a collection of Emmy jewelry including pieces by retailers Underwood’s Fine Jewelers in Fayetteville, AR and Susan Eisen in El Paso, TX, and brands Michael Bonanza, Gumuchian, Dvani, and more.
The 18k Secret Garden Collection, inspired by the gardens of Versailles, headlines the fall-winter 2016-2017 offerings of Gumuchian.
Designer Alishan Halebian reviews his newest pieces with gold and gemstones at the Couture show.
Tomer Regev introduces a major new piece for Carelle, called “Pixels,” created from hundreds of articulated pieces of 18k gold and diamonds, and inspired by digital imagery.
Louisa Babouryan Sarkisyan reviews the latest colored gemstone, gold, and oxidized silver pieces debuting from designer Arman Sarkisyan.
Designer Suzanne Kalan reviews her latest collection and her partnership with Rio Tinto’s “Diamonds With A Story” program, which features designer jewelry with ethically-sourced diamonds tracked from mine to market. Kalan’s feature cognac and champagne diamonds in black rhodium for retail price points under $2,300.
Robin Gandhi, “Boy Wonder” describes how IDD Jewelry has sought to change the way jewelry is sold, not only changing the titles of its officers to reflect a more engaging environment but also offering a creative buying experience at the JCK Show in Las Vegas and teaching jewelers how to replicate that in their stores.
Eponymous designer of fashion-forward jewelry shows his latest pieces of pearl and colorful jewelry targeted to the female fashion-loving customer.
Greg Kwiat introduces the new Kwiat/Ashoka Collection, created in partnership with William Goldberg.
One of the designers of luxury fashion brand Phillips House describes the childhood memories that inspired the latest collection from the brand.
Mark Keeney, vice president of marketing for Ritani, introduces the brand’s latest enhancements to its innovative digital and mobile shopping platforms.
Owner of Solomon’s Jewelers in Plainview, NY, discusses fall jewelry trends and buying.
Breanne Wittrock, vice president of Gunderson’s, a three-store chain in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska, discusses the key trends she sees ahead for fall.