With its high sales seasonality, reliance on commodity pricing, and the evolution of new production tactics, including artificial stone cultivation, the jewelry sector is one of the most fascinating aspects of retail. Despite its complexity, our team has an innate understanding of jewelry asset values because it’s where Gordon Brothers got its start as a single jewelry store in 1903. This first-hand knowledge informs the solutions we provide to support our clients’ success in the face of challenge and change.
By The Numbers
The lab-grown diamond market is potentially in for an industry-changing shift. Lab-grown diamonds have been on the retail market for years, but the De Beers Group, which owns over 40 percent of the diamond market, has historically not been a producer. After years of downplaying lab-grown stones as less desirable (and less valuable) than natural stones, De Beers has recently announced that it will launch its own lab-grown program, Lightbox, in fall 2018.