In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week.
- Monday: Cara Delevingne wore her uniform to the MTV Movie Awards.
- Tuesday: Fashion and craziness at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
- Wednesday: Luxury living for 19th-century hamsters. Plus Gaultier and Moschino.
- Thursday: George Michael and the models of “Freedom! ’90.”
- Friday: Read about the “Last Men Standing” in San Francisco.
On Instagram this week, I featured some of my engagement ring redesigns, including the one that just got second-place in the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards. I love working on engagement rings, so whether you want a custom ring created from scratch or are ready to update the look of your old ring, holla at me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going back to the previous week, I want to mention my post about consignment in the fine-jewelry business again. Consignment is one of the reasons why I think fine-jewelry retailing as it has existed for years will collapse in the very near future. Peter Smith’s story for National Jeweler, which ran on Tuesday, lists many of the other reasons. Here’s what he saw in one Midwestern store:
“Despite having some well-known brands, the energy of the team was non-existent, the lighting was atrocious, the cases were overstuffed and packed with irrelevant products and the glass seemed to be collecting fingerprints like there was a prize for it.”
Don’t worry, retailers! Smith has some good ideas on how to turn your business around.
Previously, National Jeweler ran this piece about consignment by designer Jacqueline Stone.