COVID Habits Fade as Shoppers Return to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Consumers are shopping like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to brick-and-mortar stores after years of online sales growth, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) presentation “2023 State of Retail & the Consumer.” “We are going back to behaviors that we saw three years ago,” said Jonathan Silver, president and CEO of Affinity…

By Rob Bates
March 31, 2023

Breitling Shows Off Its Detroit Muscle With Boutique Opening

Cool cars, Detroit style, a warm welcome: Everything was in place for the debut of the new Breitling boutique inside one of the Detroit area’s premier shopping destinations, and the Swiss watchmaker went all out to celebrate. Breitling’s U.S. president Thierry Prissert hosted the March 28 event at the Somerset Collection shopping center in Troy,…

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By Karen Dybis
March 31, 2023



Andy Grammer to Headline 2023 JCK Rocks in Las Vegas

JCK has announced the headlining act for its annual JCK Rocks concert, to be held in Las Vegas during the JCK show this June—Andy Grammer.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  March 30, 2023

Britt’s Pick: LeSter London’s Morganite Bombette Ring

Clearly I’m still infatuated with this newfound appreciation for pink. But the bubblegum-delicious morganite at the center of LeSter London’s Bombette ring is one of many things that make it an attractive piece.

By Brittany Siminitz  |  March 28, 2023


Knowledge Is Power! It’s at Your Fingertips

Knowledge is power! Sir Francis Bacon first published this influential phrase in 1597, and it’s been quoted throughout history. As secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan added his own iteration: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating, Education is the premise of progress.”

By The Plumb Club  |  March 13, 2023


American Jewelry Design Council Elects Alan Revere President

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has elected designer and educator Alan Revere (pictured) as its president for the next year. He succeeds Paul Klecka, who held the position since 2021. The group also elected Adam Neeley as vice president, Merry-Lee Rae as treasurer, and Jennifer Rabe Morin as secretary. A longtime member of AJDC,…

By Rob Bates
March 31, 2023

March 31 Diamond Shavings: Your Web Roundup 

This week: Tiffany’s remodeled flagship is ready to open. Jacob & Co. releases “bonkers” watch.  And a botanical artist creates jewelry from plants. All below.   Signet cuts Blue Nile Seattle staff, including top brass   Why jewelry crime hit a new high last year   COVID habits fade as shoppers return to brick-and-mortar stores…

By Rob Bates
March 31, 2023

Jewelry Highlights From the Philadelphia Show, per Experts

Annual antiques, art, and design fair the Philadelphia Show kicks off April 28 and runs through April 30—and it will be full of jewels from some of the world’s most established antique jewelers.

By Annie Davidson  |  March 28, 2023


Oregon Jasper on Full Display in Reimagined Designs

Sourced in the United States, the American Mined™ Collection includes Oregon jasper and other fair-mined gemstones, cabochons, and beads. An opaque form of chalcedony, or quartz, jasper derives its name from French roots meaning spotted or mottled–that appearance is due to an abundance of iron oxides, hydroxides and other inclusions in its composition.

By Rio Grande  |  March 06, 2023


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