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The Month In Review: September October 02, 2019 (0 comments)

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Merrick, NY—Tariffs, dirty gold, and concerns about spending dominated the news this month. Summer sales data for jewelry showed mixed results, but in the larger retail picture, a dip in back-to-school sales has analysts worried that consumers are already pulling back on spending. Meanwhile, two scathing exposés about illegal gold mining have the potential to create protests from both social rights and environmental activists, while the September 1 launch of $300 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese-made goods is having an impact on the fine jewelry industry. In case you missed any, here were the top stories from September:

Documentary Shows Gold Overtakes Cocaine As Colombia’s Top Criminal Export

Another Gold Money-Laundering TV Exposé, Prices Are Going Up, And Now ISIS Gets In The Mix

Retail News: Jewelry Sales Mixed But Back-To-School Spending Drops; Lord & Taylor Sold To Rental Co.

Three Big Jewelry Trends To Put On Your Radar Screen Now

Aucoin Hart’s Spectrum Award Honors Late Ryan Aucoin

Man Snuck An Engagement Ring Into 20 Photos Before Proposing

Editorial: The Diamond Burger Equation

Weird Engagement Tales: Woman Swallows 2.4-Carat Diamond Ring; NY Vending Machine Features Ring

JewelryEcomm Click Report: Engagement Ring Clicks Lead, But Lose Ground Between June and July

Tattoo Contest Generates New Customers And Big Sales For Indiana Jeweler

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