Martin Katz, jewelry for the Emmys

The vault at Saks Fifth Avenue the department store’s wildly luxe, basement-level fine jewelry bonanza. One of the many prestigious names that comprise this glittering tableau is Beverly Hills, Calif.–based couture jewelry designer, Martin Katz.  Well known for his innumerable celebrity clients and longtime dominance on awards show red carpets, Katz’s Saks presence encompasses a curated boutique collection…

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Store closings abound and fast and free shipping

When Amazon started its prime shipping in 2005 that started a trend in shipping expectations from other retail merchants. 43 percent of those who shop online check out shipping charges and base many times base their purchases on what’s fast and free. The holidays are right around the corner and customers will be looking for…

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End of the week retail news

Apparently you don’t have to be perfect at what you do to get the job done. Three men entered a store in the diamond district in New York and got away with $4 million in jewelry. Three men posing as customers robbed New York City jewelry store Avianne & Co. Sunday after bringing employees into the back room and binding them…

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Sapphire, September birthstone

Sapphire comes in a variety of colors but blue reigns as number one among sapphire lovers. Sapphire is one of the three top colored gemstones, along with emerald and ruby. It is hard to beat any one of these three when it comes to choosing a piece of jewelry. The most valuable color of Sapphire…

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Weather really can be responsible for brick and mortar stores breakdown

Retailers are notorious for blaming the weather when things go south for their business. But the truth is it can affect sales big time. When you have an unnaturally cold Spring, summer clothing sales will not flourish but a natural disaster such as a hurricane can spell disaster for suppliers, buyers and the business as…

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Chinese Jewelry to be tariffed in three weeks

The Trump administration is delaying planned tariffs in order to save Christmas for toy, clothing, footwear, and electronic retailers—although some in the jewelry business are wondering why it also didn’t get a last-minute reprieve. Might be because the other items seem to be a little more in the line of necessity for Christmas presents. In…

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Jewelry on the tariff list

Diamonds, pearls, natural pearls, precious stones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, synthetic precious stones and diamonds, silver jewelry, gold necklaces, religious jewelry, toy jewelry and more. This is the beginning of the list. The 10% increase on tariffs is due on Sept 1, 2019, but could go to 25%. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, China is…

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End of Summer Jewels

Summer is coming to a close even though it is hot hot hot here in Houston. As with all fashion, even jewelry has a season and presented here is the end of summer moving into fall jewelry.  Marco Bicego is perfectly suited to high-summer dressing and the transitional pre-fall season’s minidresses and multilayered looks and hopefully,…

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