New York–The best looks from the recent Golden Globe Awards and Verragio’s attempts to crack down on copycats were among the most-read stories on National Jeweler last week.
1. And the Golden Globe for Best Jewel Goes To…
National Jeweler highlighted the best red carpet style at the recent Golden Globe Awards, including a number of chokers, statement cuffs and big, blingy necklaces.
2. Verragio Says It’s Cracking Down on Copycats
Verragio Ltd. has sent out 30 cease-and-desist letters and filed 10 lawsuits in an effort to combat companies allegedly copying its diamond engagement ring designs.
3. Signet Reports ‘Disappointing’ Holiday Sales
Hurt by the decline in mall traffic and lost online sales due to overloaded websites, Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported a 5 percent decrease in November-December comps.
4. The History Behind … Cameos
National Jeweler spoke with a few experts about the cameos’ first appearance in history and the iconic style’s continued reemergence throughout the ages.
5. 3 Retail Predictions for 2017
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff said that continued consolidation and a desire to experience and access, but not necessarily own, things will be among the trends that drive retail this year.