Your favorites, based on web traffic.
It’s always interesting at the end of the year to look back at which stories attracted the most reader interest.
That’s fairly easy to do in the world of digital journalism: You just check the number of clicks the articles received.
This year, your favorite stories ranged from straight news items to advice pieces to insightful reads addressing some of the changes the industry is facing.
Below are the 10 most popular INSTORE stories of 2016 based on web traffic. Note that there may have been further developments in these stories since they were published.
This was a letter from Avedis Guerboian of Readers Fine Jewelry in Santa Monica, CA, posted on social media and on the store's website. The 72-year-old store closed its doors for the last time on June 25.
Who doesn't love to read the latest bit of celebrity buzz, especially when it relates to your own industry?
We actually published this story in 2013, and it has turned into a perennial favorite, continuing to attract readers year after year.
In this column, Geller explains why you can’t find a bench jeweler. Hint: It's because you won’t pay enough.
Tower of Jewels in Las Vegas closed its doors after more than five decades in business.
A robbery suspect died in a shootout at Jeff’s Jewelry in Texas.
A weak Canadian dollar and a soft economy in Western Canada were two factors that contributed to the struggles of Winnipeg-based Ben Moss Jewellers.
Tacori filed a lawsuit against the Intercarats independent jewelry store in Norfolk, VA, claiming that the shop sold at least one counterfeit Tacori engagement ring.
Tamaki Ogura, 78, was quoted saying: "They took everything — 100 percent. I have nothing to sell."
Intercarats LLC in Norfolk, VA, and the store’s owner were ordered by a jury to pay the amount.
JEWELER SUCCESS STORIES
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