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Our annual trend issue presents
the very best of jewelry design

BY DAVID SQUIRES

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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This month, we promise to scorch your eyeballs with our annual trend report — our up to the moment dive into the state of the art in jewelry design.

Right in time for Vegas (or your summer shopping), product editor Tanya Dukes selects the year’s most omnipresent trends, identifies others on upswings, and then adds a couple outside-the-norm categories you can stock in order to carve new revenue streams into your business.

In the category of 2015’s uber-trends, you’ll find the still-hot (and maybe even getting-hotter) mobile diamonds, chunky new gold styles made possible by the classic metal’s price drop, plus an ever-wilder variety of things to put on your ears (cuffs, climbers and jackets).

As for rising trends, check out a sophisticated wave of men’s jewelry designs, the return of rose gold and a selection of funky styles that mix precious metals and gems with humbler materials like wood, rubber and silk.

Finally, we aim to inspire you to add a display case or two for newer product categories like wearable tech (such as Ringly’s buzzed-about telephone notification ring) and (perhaps the biggest business-expanding category of all) same-sex commitment jewelry.

Settle down, grab a cool drink, and get ready to salivate over 12 pages of utterly gorgeous jewelry.

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Still not enough product coverage? You’ll find additional style savvy daily on instoremag.com, with the industry’s top trend analysis from Tanya, Lorraine DePasque and Trace Shelton.

Wishing you the very best business,

David Squires

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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Editor’s Note: Get Ready To Drool

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Our annual trend issue presents
the very best of jewelry design

BY DAVID SQUIRES

Advertisement

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of INSTORE.


This month, we promise to scorch your eyeballs with our annual trend report — our up to the moment dive into the state of the art in jewelry design.

Right in time for Vegas (or your summer shopping), product editor Tanya Dukes selects the year’s most omnipresent trends, identifies others on upswings, and then adds a couple outside-the-norm categories you can stock in order to carve new revenue streams into your business.

In the category of 2015’s uber-trends, you’ll find the still-hot (and maybe even getting-hotter) mobile diamonds, chunky new gold styles made possible by the classic metal’s price drop, plus an ever-wilder variety of things to put on your ears (cuffs, climbers and jackets).

As for rising trends, check out a sophisticated wave of men’s jewelry designs, the return of rose gold and a selection of funky styles that mix precious metals and gems with humbler materials like wood, rubber and silk.

Finally, we aim to inspire you to add a display case or two for newer product categories like wearable tech (such as Ringly’s buzzed-about telephone notification ring) and (perhaps the biggest business-expanding category of all) same-sex commitment jewelry.

Advertisement

Settle down, grab a cool drink, and get ready to salivate over 12 pages of utterly gorgeous jewelry.

Still not enough product coverage? You’ll find additional style savvy daily on instoremag.com, with the industry’s top trend analysis from Tanya, Lorraine DePasque and Trace Shelton.

Wishing you the very best business,

David Squires

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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