JCK has published industry takeaways from the 2nd Annual Accessories Council Summit. The predominant thoughts encompass transitioning the notion of jewelry as a possession to jewelry as a memory or emotion and sustainability in the fashion industry. Both of these ideas has critical to gaining an audience comprised of Millennials and Generation Z. Anne Fulenwider, editor in chief, Marie Claire, says “Millennials and Generation Z want the whole story on how the food got to plate.”
Moissanite is quickly becoming the gemstone of choice for Millennials – find out more about this eco-friendly, lab-created gemstone.
The oval engagement ring is having a moment right now. The Zoe Report declared oval engagement rings are the unexpected engagement-ring trend we love. Are you in love with ovals? Check out some of the hottest oval moissanite engagement rings below.
Shopping online has become more popular than ever, with approximately 51 percent of purchases being made online, compared to 48 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2014. Despite this trend, a recent study by Citi Retail Services concluded that 75 percent of Americans say that shopping in stores is an “essential holiday tradition.” The survey also determined 52 percent of holiday gifts will be purchased in-store because doing so is “one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit.” To take advantage of this, retailers are investing in creating unique in-store experiences for consumers.
Thinking of purchasing moissanite but want to see it first, visit one of these 51 Helzberg stores and try it on yourself!
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