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Slow sales shed light on how jewelers make money via financing

by Justin Ho Jan 17, 2019
Signet Jewelers, the company behind Kay Jewelers, Jared and Zales, is reporting weak holiday sales figures. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
How to be a...

How to be a jewelry designer

by Eliza Mills Nov 19, 2018
Polly Wales talks about how she made a career out of her art.
Polly Wales, center, at her studio in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Polly Wales Fine Jewelry

Why the Kay and Jared jewelry sexual harassment allegations are unfolding outside of public court

by David Brancaccio Feb 28, 2017
About 250 women and men say there was rampant sexual harassment and discrimination at the company.
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Gold prices are starting to rebound, but why?

by Lewis Wallace May 12, 2016
Demand for gold is up 21 percent over the same time last year.
Gold prices are rising again.
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Greeks in crisis

Jewelry store is booming amid Greek crisis

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 13, 2015
The influx of customers at the Athens store is looking for real assets like gold.
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The Transaction: a silver promise

by Tommy Andres Apr 30, 2015
A necklace with a comforting message
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Diamonds: pricey, but not valuable

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 15, 2015
"Freakonomics" author Stephen Dubner explains what keeps diamonds valuable.

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Is our culture too obsessed with the tastes of the mega rich?

by David Brancaccio Jan 22, 2014
An exhibition of work by the jeweler JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one art critic asking if our culture is too dominated by the 0.1 percent.

Coins and stamps now more profitable than art and wine

by Mark Garrison Sep 23, 2013
New trends in luxury investing. But while collecting rare collectibles may be fun, don't give up on stocks and bonds -- these 'passion investments' don't add too much heft to your portfolio.

Customers in Asia add sparkle to Tiffany

by Noel King May 28, 2013
Luxury products have benefited from rising stock market returns in the U.S., but Tiffany faces up-and-coming competitors.
A model poses backstage ahead of the Tiffany & Co. show during the Audi Fashion Festival in Singapore on May 16, 2011.
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