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Here’s What You Really Think About Lab-Grown Diamonds

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What do INSTORE readers think about the controversial topic of lab-grown diamonds?

When it comes to selling them, it’s a solid “maybe.”

In our 10th annual Big Survey, due out in the October issue, that was the most popular answer to the question “Would you consider stocking lab-grown diamonds?” Of 510 respondents, 36 percent chose the middle ground.

Fully a third said they would not consider carrying lab-grown diamonds. Meanwhile, 21 percent said they would, and 10 percent said they already do.

We also asked readers the related but more personal question “How do you feel about lab-grown diamonds?” Among 511 respondents, 41 percent chose “neutral.” The next most popular answer was “disdainful,” followed by “intrigued.”

The decision to carry lab-grown diamonds is one thing. But if you do stock them, there’s also the question of how to promote them.

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As you can see in the graphic accompanying this story, jewelers take a wide variety of approaches. Some do little more than let customers know lab-grown diamonds are an option. Others emphasize that they’re “eco-friendly,” “conflict-free” or “made in America.”


This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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Here’s What You Really Think About Lab-Grown Diamonds

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What do INSTORE readers think about the controversial topic of lab-grown diamonds?

When it comes to selling them, it’s a solid “maybe.”

In our 10th annual Big Survey, due out in the October issue, that was the most popular answer to the question “Would you consider stocking lab-grown diamonds?” Of 510 respondents, 36 percent chose the middle ground.

Fully a third said they would not consider carrying lab-grown diamonds. Meanwhile, 21 percent said they would, and 10 percent said they already do.

We also asked readers the related but more personal question “How do you feel about lab-grown diamonds?” Among 511 respondents, 41 percent chose “neutral.” The next most popular answer was “disdainful,” followed by “intrigued.”

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The decision to carry lab-grown diamonds is one thing. But if you do stock them, there’s also the question of how to promote them.

As you can see in the graphic accompanying this story, jewelers take a wide variety of approaches. Some do little more than let customers know lab-grown diamonds are an option. Others emphasize that they’re “eco-friendly,” “conflict-free” or “made in America.”


This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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