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2014-01-30 04:22:19

"eCommerce Companies Stay Ahead of the Curve by Offering More for their Customers" GREAT NECK, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of dismal projections for holiday sales over the past few years, the jewelry industry has continued to thrive in the face of recession. Bullion Street has reported a 9.1% increase in overall jewelry sales in the U.S. for the month of November, 2013, indicating strong performance for Christmas sales. Interestingly, department jewelry stores...

2014-01-29 23:31:44

Spending for Valentine’s Day 2013 was up, with jewelry remaining a top gift choice. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 With consumers spending a combined total of approximately $4 million on flowers and candy* for Valentine’s day last year, it seems these gifts are still a time-tested standby for lovers across America. But, these must-have gifts appear to have become more like the preamble to the “real” gift. That gift for many is jewelry. In fact, last year’s statistics show...

2014-01-15 23:26:21

Jewelry lovers are falling for radiant orchid, Pantone’s 2014 color of the year. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Move over emerald, radiant orchid* is taking the fashion industry by storm with its mesmerizing fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Emerald, last year’s color of the year, brought us a bevy of greenish tones reflected in both clothing and jewelry accessories. Enter radiant orchid, a perfect companion to the purple of amethyst and the hues of pink sapphires....

2014-01-12 00:21:26

Style Expert Michael O'Connor Curated a Collection of the Most Exclusive Baubles LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This past week, celebrities including Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad"), Garcelle Beauvais ("Web Therapy"), Sherri Saum ("The Fosters"), Sandrine Holt ("House of Cards"), Ambyr Childers ("Ray Donovan"), Mollee Gray ("Teen Beach Movie"), Angela Kinsey ("The Office"), Kate Flannery ("The Office"), Kate Linder ("The Young & the Restless") and others as well as top...

2013-12-31 23:24:34

The year ends strong for most jewelers with record sales increases over the holiday season. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Although a number of retailers fell short of their holiday sales goals, at least one category sparkled with strong Christmas sales for both online and brick & mortar jewelry stores. According to JCK* some of the jewelers they contacted logged double-digit sales increases and showed a renewed interest in big-ticket sales. In addition they reported**...

2013-12-11 23:28:03

While holiday spending in retail stores is lackluster, the jewelry industry is basking in the light of brighter sales. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Although Black Friday sales were frightfully unfulfilling for many retailers who are worried about a drop in overall spending, the jewelry industry may not be suffering the same fate. Both online and brick & mortar jewelry companies are poised to grab a larger piece of the consumer spending pie. According to IBISWorld*, gift...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'