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The Month In Review: July August 03, 2016 (0 comments)


Merrick, NY—July brought more sad news to the luxury jewelry community, as we bid farewell to two leading retail innovators, John Von Bargen and Harold Tivol. We also lost longtime AGS jeweler Ronnie Cox and renowned gem photographer Fred Ward. Jewelers celebrated the accomplishments of top women in the industry, and also saw how women, fashion, and yoga pants are shaping the marketplace. Upstairs retailers show that success doesn’t always come from a storefront. The ongoing concerns about synthetic diamonds entering the market were amplified and a new, improved production of moissanite sends jewelers running for a better moisstrap. In case you missed any, here were the top stories from July:

Study Shows Affluent Millennials Have Favorable View Of Synthetic Diamonds

New Moissanite Trips Up Jewelers With Older Testers; GIA Releases Guide To Spotting Synthetics

Borsheims Turns To Fashion Week To Boost Sales To Women

More Time with Fewer Customers Is A Win-Win for Gaston Private Jeweler and Clients

From Road Warrior To Retailer: Robert’s Fine Jewelry Finds Success In Office Location

What Kind Of Jewelry Goes With Lululemon?

In Memoriam: John Megown Von Bargen, Founder of Von Bargen’s Jewelry

In Memoriam: Harold Tivol, Tivol Jewelers’ Icon

In Memoriam: Ronnie Cox, Longtime AGS Jeweler, And Famed Photographer Fred Ward

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