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The Queen's Brooch

The Queen's Brooch

6/11/2018

One of the things I like most about my job is that I never know what to expect when the phone rings. That was the case one day in December 2016 when I received a call from a colleague inquiring about Canadian sapphires. The Government of Canada had decided they would like to present the Queen of England with a Canadian sapphire brooch to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee. They issued a Request for Quotation to…

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30 Day Money Back Guarantee

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

11/2/2019

Our goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure you are happy with your gemstone purchases from us. Happy customers are repeat customers and our best advertisers!

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Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is … Classic Blue

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is … Classic Blue

12/6/2019

Calling all sapphire lovers - Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020.

Classic Blue, reminiscent of the sky at dusk, marks the start of a new decade.

In a statement Pantone called the color reassuring, dependable and stable, symbolizing the qualities necessary for building a solid foundation in the 2020s.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman said. “It is this kind of constancy…

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Done Deal! LMVH Buys Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

Done Deal! LMVH Buys Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

11/27/2019

In what some are describing as the biggest deal ever in the luxury goods segment, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton scooped up Tiffany & Co. over the weekend in a deal valued at $16.2 billion, the luxury titan announced Monday.

The acquisition brings the American jeweler under LVMH’s umbrella, adding to a stable of high-powered brands that already includes Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Hublot.

For full details on the deal, check out JCK's article HERE and…

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Oh No! 1 Karat Gold Jewelry is Here

Oh No! 1 Karat Gold Jewelry is Here

11/23/2019

Following the Federal Trade Commission’s decision last year to remove the traditional thresholds on what can be described as gold, a new line has been introduced based on 1kt gold jewelry.

Gold One Jewelry is now being sold on QVC and at Daniel’s Jewelers, and will be soon be sold at Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Boscov’s, according to its creator, Long Island City, N.Y.–based Select Jewelry.

The jewelry was created using a new patent-pending gold alloy.…

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How Brick-and-Mortar Stores Regained Their Cool

How Brick-and-Mortar Stores Regained Their Cool

11/9/2019

Overall, social media marketing costs have increased fourfold over the past few years, according to Justin Hughes, chief product officer of M.M. LaFleur. For many D2C brands “[the cost of acquiring a customer] has reached a point where it’s outpacing customer lifetime value,”  writes Taylor Peterson on MarketingLand. “That means the total amount a customer spends with a brand is less than the cost it took to acquire them.”

So now some digital brands are…

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The Average Amount Spent on an Engagement Ring Is …

The Average Amount Spent on an Engagement Ring Is …

11/8/2019

Couples are spending about 7 to 9 percent less on their engagement rings than they did two years ago, data collected from multiple sources shows.

According to The Knot’s 2019 Jewelry & Engagement Study released last week, the national average spend on an engagement ring in the United States stands at $5,900.

The figures released by The Knot in its report—which comes out every two years and is the company’s deep-dive into engagements and the jewelry…

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