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Hot Sellers: November 2014

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Valina floral shape halo semi-mount with pave-set diamonds (0.37 TCW). MSRP: $1,750 valinabridals.com

Diamond engagement rings. Valina designs by Simon Golub have been doing very well!— Casey Gallant, Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

  • Honora, Imperial, Benchmark bands, Hearts On Fire — all did great for us. — Alan Perry, Perry’s Emporium, Wilmington, NC
  • Pandora bracelet sales continue to amaze us! — Richard Frank, Goldstein’s, Mobile, AL
  • Wind and Fire, Frederic Duclos and GemsOne. — James Wolf, James Wolf Jewelers, Mason, OH
  • Engagement and opals. I had a show with opals and sold $30,000 in two days. Fantastic! — Amber Gustafson, Amber’s Designs, Katy, TX
  • Citizen Eco-Drive Signature Collection has been one of the best investments for us. We can hardly keep them in stock! — Morgan Bartel, Susann’s Custom Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX
  • We have sold more rings with colored gemstones this last month than ever. Two of which were for engagement rings. Price tended to be between $200 and $600, depending on the gemstone. — Pedro Llanas, Pedro Maurice Designs, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rebecca sold well. Kids’ earrings always sell well; we do a lot of ear piercing and it is a great first pair of earrings. I always include a 20 percent off coupon with the ear-piercing solution, so they are in the ear-piercing club for life! — Stacey S. Sachs, Solomon’s Fine Jewelry and Watches, Albertson, NY
  • Angelica (by Royal Chain) and Nomination bracelets. — Cathy Grad, Caffray Jewelers, Hinsdale, IL
  • Green, green and more green. Was it green pearls? Sold. Peridot? Emerald? Sold and sold. — Erin McMichael Hess, Extinctions, Lancaster, PA
  • Small gemstone pendants, under $40. — Janne Etz, Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL
  • Rose-cut diamond slice jewelry, custom designs. — Vickie Wilson, The Goldsmith, Palo Alto, CA
  • We did really well with Breitling. We also sold several pieces of Marco Bicego mostly consisting of his long necklaces and a bracelet. — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • Surprisingly, pearls did well. Not just generic strands but ones with some jewelry and color combined in the design. — Alex Weil, Martin’s Jewelry, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • New men’s jewelry from INOX is doing very well. — Beth Cevasco, Scott’s Custom Jewelers, Fairlawn, OH
  • Gabriel & Co.’s silver line with diamonds and sapphires has rocked our store! The price points make it a “buy it now” product for those “just looking” ladies. Love the product and can’t wait for the new items! — Karen Hollis, K. Holllis Jewelers, Batavia, IL
  • Fashion is still lagging, but Roberto Coin was great this month. — Steven B. Goldfarb, Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, Bellevue, WA

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