The rules are simple: fill in the blank and then sit back and enjoy as hundreds and hundreds of responses from other jewelers flow in. (Okay, responses from three other jewelers and editor David Squires. That's a hint, jewelers. Participate. It's fun!)
On Fridays, The Jeweler Blog — our daily blog service for jewelers — takes time out from news, viral marriage proposals and crazy tales to break into song. To qualify for our Music Friday feature, the song must contain jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Week after week, we hear how our videos, back stories and lyrics brighten days, get toes tapping and elicit waves of nostalgia. With this batch of Sixties melodies, here’s hoping we do the same for you.
For quite some time, I’ve seen one article after another about the “Downton Abbey” effect on fashion. Yet, I haven’t seen anything pointing to the return of Y-necklaces. And, frankly, that surprises me. First, because Y-necks have been trickling back onto the jewelry scene and, second, because their very roots are believed by many to date back to the post-Edwardian era—yes, the time in which PBS’s popular British period drama series is set.
The fifth annual SMART Jewelry Show Chicago is now officially a wrap. The show set a new attendance record, drawing almost 10% more visitors than our previous high. Overall, it was one of those years when just about everything seemed to go right.