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New Year, New Challenges for the Diamond Industry

New Year, New Challenges for the Diamond Industry

As a challenging 2015 winds down, we look forward to 2016 with the hope of experiencing a better year. Before the new year arrives, I think it is worthwhile to look back at 2015, at the hopes and concerns that we experienced, and to review both the issues for which we found solutions, and those that require our attention in the year to come. 

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The New Role of Technology in the Retail Industry

The New Role of Technology in the Retail Industry

A few weeks ago I wrote about Black Friday in the U.S., which has evolved into one of the busiest shopping days of the year globally. The figures are now in, and according to ShopperTrak, a global provider of consumer behavior analytics, Black Friday 2015 was weak by recent standards. On Black Friday this year, shoppers in the U.S. spent an estimated $10.2 billion in stores, a 12% decrease from 2014.

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Introducing The Mercury Diamond Price Calculator ™ for Polished Diamonds

Introducing The Mercury Diamond Price Calculator ™ for Polished Diamonds

I recently announced and shared the Mercury Diamond Price List™ – the monthly wholesale price list for polished diamonds.

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Revitalizing Diamond Marketing Efforts

Revitalizing Diamond Marketing Efforts

In my last article, I reviewed the importance of the in-store experience for diamond jewelry shoppers. Like Apple, specialty jewelry retailers must create a store where customers feel welcome and comfortable while browsing through the store and receiving answers to their pertinent buying questions. However, I think that this endeavor is easy to say and hard to do. Every retailer understands this, but only a few have managed to actually get it right.

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Why Share the Mercury Diamond Polished Price List?

Why Share the Mercury Diamond Polished Price List?

In recent years diamond industry professionals have raised concerns about the diamond benchmark lists currently available in the market. For example, on several occasions this year for example, benchmark lists have published increases in prices at times where diamonds have continued transacting at low prices 

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