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Month: March 2019

Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah

Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation are vastly enlarging the understanding of ancient Jerusalem in the late 8th century BCE. The two inscriptions, in paleo-Hebrew writing, were found separately in a large First Temple structure within the span of a few weeks by long-term team members Ayyala […]

Rita Lane Wade

As Co-Owner of Wade Designs Jewelry and Owner of RW Consulting, Rita has been the vision and inspiration…

David Geller

JHJ’s David Geller is a 14th-generation bench jeweler who created and produces “The Geller Blue Book To Jewelry Repair Pricing.”

Wayfair is opening up its first store ever, the latest internet retailer to grow offline

Internet furniture retailer Wayfair is the latest company to go from clicks to bricks. Wayfair on Tuesday announced it will be opening its first full-service store at the Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts, which is managed by Brookfield Properties, in early fall of this year. That’s after it tested a few pop-up shops, including one at Westfield Garden […]

Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%

Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’s show and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019 show, and place gem and pearl exhibitors in that area together with a new innovation zone dedicated to smart […]

The Great Diamond Shortage That Never Was Is Likely Coming Soon

For more than 15 years, the diamond industry has been telling the world about a looming shortage of gems. Instead, demand has been stubbornly underwhelming, and the miners have done a wonderful job of digging more and more stones. But the pain may soon be over for an industry that’s being squeezed by oversupply. In […]

Forget B2B and B2C: effective customer experience is about B2H (business 2 human)

Historically, the retail industry has been divided into two categories: B2B and B2C, and each has followed specific guidelines in terms of overall customer experience.The truth of the matter is that the retail customer experience can no longer be segmented in B2B or B2C silos. In the omnichannel environment we live in, we as consumers […]

AWDC and Ali Baba’s “Shape of Antwerp” project gathers speed

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the Alibaba Group are selling Antwerp-sourced diamonds  in an online flagship store called “Shape of Antwerp” Tmall. As the world’s second-largest market for polished diamonds, China is generating tremendous opportunities for the diamond consumer market as a whole.  T-Mall, Alibaba’s B2C marketplace, reportedly is the largest B2C platform […]

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

Bill Langlois has a new best friend. She is a cat named Sox. She lives on a tablet, and she makes him so happy that when he talks about her arrival in his life, he begins to cry. All day long, Sox and Mr. Langlois, who is 68 and lives in a low-income senior housing […]

Tiffany shares bounce back as CEO touts growth opportunities

Tiffany shares bounced back Friday morning after management touted growth opportunities for the retailer, despite it reporting a 1 percent drop in sales worldwide during the holiday quarter, calling out “external challenges and uncertainties.” Its stock initially fell. But it was last up more than 3 percent following Tiffany’s earnings release, as its CEO soothed investors’ […]