The Gemstone Jewelry market experiences, trends and changes can occur rapidly or gradually. There are several reasons for this to occur.
a) Fashion trends, from the basic supply and demand of a gemstone, or the popularity of gemstone jewelry now compared to diamond jewelry.
b) The biggest trend has been the increase of younger buyers.
c) The millennials (aged between 18-30 years) and the generation x (aged between 30-40 years) have been purchasing more Gemstone Jewelry and noticeably have preference for natural gemstone compared to manmade gemstone jewelry.
Natural Gemstones set in 14k or 18k white or yellow gold now have a following in all age groups.
Natural gemstones set in silver have strong sales and many new marketing strategies targeting a jewelry item from traditional princess design to tribal to modern day simple jewelry designs.
Gemstone Jewelry now gaining in popularity, including Birthstone jewelry and this has been one of the fastest growth areas in jewelry.
One of the hottest categories is multi gemstones set in ring or pendant.
These natural gemstone looks amazing and compliment most fashion trends.
Members of The Jewelry Manufacturers Association have sold 537 jewelry pieces for the month of July.
There were 1,301 new jewelry items listed during the month of July.
Over 300 18k gold jewelry from pendants, rings, earrings were listed, mostly amethyst, peridot, citrine, topaz jewelry.
The strongest bids were for opal earrings and gemstone rings from zircon, ruby, emerald, tanzanite followed by gemstone pendants.
The No Reserve auctions were 35% of the sales and Make an Offer purchases were 63% of the sales.
We added Fashion Jewelry in the no reserve category after buyers’ requests and will undertake a 2-month trial.
There were 3,337 items added to Item Watch by our buyers.
Country purchases in sales order were United States, Spain, Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, Thailand and Indonesia.
Members of The Jewelry Manufacturers Association have sold 470 jewelry pieces for the month of June.
The total number of jewelry sold in Jewelry Auctioned is 19,018 pieces.
There were 1,928 new jewelry items listed during the month of June.
The No Reserve Auctions were 29% of the sales and Make An Offer purchases were 71% of the sales.
There were 3,167 items added to Item Watch by our buyers.
Members of The Jewelry Manufacturers Association have sold 432 jewelry pieces for the month of May.
The total number of jewelry sold in Jewelry Auctioned is 18,061 pieces.
There were 1,440 new jewelry items were listed during the month of May.
The No Reserve auctions were 35% of the sales and Make an Offer purchases were 63% of the sales.
There were 2,475 items added to Item Watch by our buyers.
Members of The Jewelry Manufactures Association have sold 508 Jewelry pieces for the month of April. A total Jewelry sales 18,061 pieces sold on site. There were 1,875 new jewelry items were listed during month April. The No Reserve auctions were 47% of the sales and Make an Offer purchases were 53% of the sales. Google analytics
Massive increase in people landing on Jewelry auctioned as people enjoy gemstone jewelry .
Social network sites buyers are landing on Jewellers Association Members articles and also good increase in organicsearch engine optimization
Natural gemstone Necklaces are the most popular in the ‘No Reserve’ which ranged from Moonstone to Tourmaline and spinel necklaces.
Amber jewelry such as amber pendants, rings and earrings was also popular.
‘Buy It Now’ and ‘Make an Offer’ has strong $200 to $300 sales in the Gold Rings and Earrings categories.
Multi gemstone rings such as Garnet sold well and Garnet rings, as well as diamond earrings.
2,025 items were added to ‘Item Watch’ during April.
‘Item Watch’ is helpful in following ‘No Reserve Auction’ as to what the item sells for so it’s good to help buyers to do their own research on prices received for jewellery in the ‘No Reserve’ category. Also, it’s good to follow trends on what type of gemstone is popular.
We have our first African member based in Kenya called Gems Of Africa
These ceramic tribal jewelleries are made from Women’s only factory in the foothills of Mt Kenya.
These women find the clay at the base of Mt. Kenya and create stunning hand made unique jewelry using wood fired kiln furnace and double glaze the ceramic so its strong and durable.
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Members of The Jewelry Manufactures association added just under 2,000 new jewelry items to Jewelry Auctioned in March Quarter. Jewelry sales have been strong in two categories, the No Reserve $1 Jewelry at 33% and the Make an Offer at 67%.
St Patricks weekend sale in March had a good response for gold jewelry around the $150 to $250 price point with highest sale going to a $1,740.00 diamond gold ring.
The silver Baltic Amber jewelry made from Poland was popular in the No reserve and Make an Offer Sale.
The No Reserve auctions started in mid January and web had over 300 lots sold ranging from The Tree of Life Gemstone Pendants, to a large variety of gemstone jewelry. With color choice being the upmost importance, buyers snapped up bargains and had fun in bidding wars.
No Reserve Earring bidding wars was observed with Ruby and Jade earrings. No Reserve Pendants bidding wars was observed with Gold Topaz and Opal pendants. No Reserve Rings bidding wars with was observed with multiple cluster gemstone gold rings.
For Gemstone Rings, the average size 8-9 were popular in Emerald, Moonstone and cluster rings of multiple gemstones.
The majority of retail buyers have been between the 25 to 35 years old age group. B2B buyers vary greatly in age. Jewelry Auctioned now has over 4,500 jewelry pieces.
Gemstone necklaces with a focal point are once again becoming popular. Both gemstone necklace and bracelet with a twist design or a multi cluster gemstone are in trend.
Drop chandelier design earrings with the same or mixed gemstone that have a Sheppard hook will be popular.
Natural gemstone jewelry that have a strong demand are amber, fossil and pearl jewelry. However out of these gemstone categories pearl necklaces and earrings are the most favoured.
Agate jewelry pendants with unique patterns will be popular as they represent value for money. Opal jewelry has always been steady especially for those born in October.
Intarsia pendant jewelry has made com back but designs need to be intricate and detailed.
Birthstone jewelry so each month jewelry store can promote a particular gemstone for those with birthdays in that month.
Holistic jewelry in simple designs such a s just bale for pendant have special meaning for wearer and will continue to be growth market
Engraved jewelry is now more popular than ever as engraving a piece jewelry for a gift is very personal and brings back romantic memories of the good old days when all jewelry gifts were engraved.
Silver Baby shoes were popular fort new babies born in that month. A perfect gift jewelry piece and many reports of these being engraved.
Themed jewelry or celebrity inspired jewelry was popular and items with strong marketing campaigns had good sales for birthday and anniversary jewelry. Monthly jewelry for Valentines day and Christmas day have been steady also.
Architectural designed ultra modern jewelry designs have a set market share also.
Wedding Bridal jewelry had steady sales and noted increase in sales of men wedding rings.
Old World Charm classic and traditional jewelry have made big comeback this year, from cross jewelry to Marcasites, which is combination of white iron pyrite set in sterling silver jewelry to create old world charm.
Heart jewelry traditional heart jewelry is always popular and one of best seller this year was a garnet gemstone heart shape pendant.
Pandora’s bracelets have had record sales. Many copy cat brands have emerged in the market that are selling Pandora’s designs. Best way to check is for Pandora’s hallmark “ALE” with 925 silver and numbers 585 on gold jewelry. Pandora only has authorized distributors.
Diamonds many sellers had slower sales in diamonds due to GFC and reported sales in Cubic Zirconia Diamonds. These synthetic diamonds are now popular and demand is growing for man made diamonds to be made from same natural process but speed up so these diamonds are available at greatly reduced price.
Laboratory created diamonds that can be grown in matter of days instead of millions of years will be the next growth area for diamond jewelry.
Now laboratories can make 3 carat diamond in less than a week and sold as cultured diamond.
Gold Jewelry for 2009-2010 has been slower due to GFC but gold has increased in price since Jan 2009 from $850 per ounce to just under $1,000 per ounce in Jan 2010. Gold prices in July, half year are around $1200 per ounce. Gold has nearly had 50% increase in price since start 2009 so that is reflected in gold jewelry today with greater sale s in 9,10,14 k gold than 18 k gold jewelry.
White gold jewelry is popular in 18k, while traditional designs will stay in yellow gold. Many shops and dealers now have gold jewelry at attractive prices and many gemstones set in gold are at bargain value prices. Many jewelry buyers who buy gold stopped buying when gold prices increased thinking that gold will drop. So a lot of manufactures worldwide stopped or slowed down production of heavy gold jewelry and concentrated on silver or light weight 9k gold rings or pendants. Our sites have heavy gold settings with opals or gemstones at value prices for extremely good buying.
Watch sales in top end brands have been slower but Seiko is still one of the most popular watch brands and has vast range top performing sellers for all age groups. Opal and mixed gemstone watches are popular.
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