POINT ROBERTS, WA--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource issues a snapshot for the jewelry sector following the US election and headlines that state, 'Trump Victory Improves Outlook for Diamonds and Jewelry,' according to the Rapaport Group. Other key trends influencing the sector include online sales and marketing and the implementation of technology in sales.
Publicly traded companies in the sector that may benefit include Birks Group Inc., DGSE Companies, Inc., Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: RGNP) and Signet Jewelers Limited. (See full list below).
One Company hoping to capitalize on all trends is Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: RGNP).
In October the company announced the launch of @reignsapphires social media and digital marketing campaigns, in preparation for the 2016 holiday shopping season.
Just last week Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: RGNP) also announced expansion and growth through signing a binding letter of intent to acquire 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company, Coordinates Collection Inc. This new venture also allows them to participate in the technology trends within the sector.
"Driven by technology, Coordinates Collection has established Widgets, a 3D Web Simulator and a first of its kind retail display and guided sales technology kiosk which create a scalable, highly personalized experience, further complementing Reign's Concierge, VIP Service and online shopping approach, while setting the stage for future wholesale and retail expansion," said Joseph Segelman, Reign Sapphire Corporation, CEO.
According to the Rapaport Group, an international network of companies providing services that support the development of fair, transparent, competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets, "Trump's election victory coupled with Republican control of Congress is expected to set the stage for improved economic conditions that will support increased demand for diamonds and jewelry. Lower taxes, higher domestic employment and the end of Obamacare will increase disposable income and encourage investment in local businesses. This will fuel new domestic economic growth."
"The diamond and jewelry trade will benefit as the new policies create a more prosperous middle class and greater numbers of wealthy consumers. Global uncertainty will also increase demand for investment diamonds as a store of wealth," said Martin Rapaport Chairman of the Rapaport Group.
The market also sees strength from global data coming from Global Market Research Company, Euromonitor International. According to their new research, "Jewellery is the best performing personal accessories category with sales worth US$ 316 billion in 2016. It is also the fastest growing segment within the personal accessories industry with 3 percent growth between 2015 and 2016. Jewellery, that includes both costume and fine jewellery, experienced 15 percent year-on-year growth of internet retail sales, reaching US$ 19 billion in 2016, up from US$ 9 billion in 2011. Interestingly, the 16 percent growth of internet retailing for fine jewellery is higher than the growth of internet retailing for costume jewellery at 12 percent, as more fine jewellery players go online. "
"Technology is the answer for future growth of jewellery and personal accessories," says Personal Accessories Industry Analyst Jasmine Seng. While global sales of personal accessories are growing at two percent in 2016, the percentage of internet retailing sales of personal accessories is experiencing double-digit growth in 2016.
Luxury Brand Jewelers
Birks Group Inc. is a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in Canada and Southeastern United States. The Company operates 26 stores under the Birks brand in most major metropolitan markets in Canada, 17 stores in Florida and Georgia under the Mayors brand, one store under the Rolex brand name and two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada's premier retailer and designer of fine jewelry, timepieces and gifts. Mayors was founded in 1910 and has maintained the intimacy of a family-owned boutique while becoming renowned for its fine jewelry, timepieces and service.
Blue Nile, Inc. is a leading online jeweler. The company offers a smarter way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry by providing in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. Blue Nile has some of the highest quality standards in the industry and offers thousands of independently graded diamonds and fine jewelry at prices significantly below traditional retail. Blue Nile's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the symbol NILE. More information about Blue Nile can be found at www.bluenile.com.
Christian Dior has six principal product lines: Christian Dior Couture, marketed under the Christian Dior brand; Wines and Spirits, including the Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy and Dom Perignon brands, among others; Fashion and Leather Goods, comprising the Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo brands, among others; Perfumes and Cosmetics, including the Guerlain, Givenchy and Christian Dior brands, among others; Watches and Jewelry, comprising the TAG Heuer, Chaumet and Zenith brands and others, and Selective Retailing, such as the Sephora, DFS and Le Bon Marche brands, among others. The Company distributes its products through the Company-owned shops and licensed distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan and Asia Pacific.
DGSE Companies, Inc. wholesales and retails jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products through its Charleston Gold & Diamond Exchange and Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange operations. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in South Carolina and Texas, the Company operates websites which can be accessed at www.dgse.com and www.cgdeinc.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE website at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access the full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Hermes engages in the production, and retail and wholesale distribution of consumer goods worldwide. The company offers silk and textiles, and ready-to-wear garments for men and women; leather goods and saddlery, such as bags for men and women, clutches, briefcases, luggage, small leather goods, diaries and writing objects, saddles, bridles, equestrian products, and clothing; accessories, including jewelry in leather, enamel, metal, horn and wood, men's jewelry, belts, gloves, and hats; art of living products comprising furniture and lighting, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, decorative objects, and tableware; jewelry and jewelry accessories; perfumes and fragrances; watches; and tableware. It also engages in the purchase, tanning, dyeing, and finishing of skins; and weaving, engraving, printing, dyeing, and finishing of textiles. The company sells its products through a network of 311 retail stores. In addition, it sells watches, perfumes, and tableware through networks of specialized stores and in airport duty-free stores.
Kate Spade designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers' interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton operates as a luxury products company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Wines and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry, Selective Retailing, and Other Activities and Holding Companies. Its wines and spirits comprise champagne, sparkling and still wines, cognac, scotch whisky, white spirits, and other wines under the Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Mercier, Ruinart, Château d'Yquem, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Cape Mentelle, Newton Vineyard, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Numanthia, and Wenjun brands. The company also offers trunks, leather goods, men's and women's ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, books, silk accessories and fragrances, haute couture, and gifts; shirts, ties, and accessories for men; and children's wear and accessories under the Louis Vuitton, Céline, Berluti, Kenzo, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Thomas Pink, Donna Karan, Loro Piana, and Nicholas Kirkwood brands, as well as operates an editorial Website. In addition, it provides fragrance, make-up, skincare, candle, cologne, home collection, and beauty care products under the Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Benefit, Fresh, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Parfums Loewe, Fendi Parfums, and Nude brands. Further, the company offers watches and chronographs, and jewelry under the TAG Heuer, Zenith, Hublot, Chaumet, Bulgari, De Beers, and Fred brands. Additionally, it operates travel and beauty products retail stores; retail stores for luxury products on cruise ship; and department stores under the brands of DFS, Starboard Cruise Services, Sephora, and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The company also operates yachts and attraction parks, as well as provides media services.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men's and women's ready-to-wear and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO®, EBEL®, CONCORD®, ESQ® Movado, COACH®, TOMMY HILFIGER®, HUGO BOSS®, JUICY COUTURE®, LACOSTE® and SCUDERIA FERRARI® watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States.
Reign Sapphire Corporation (OTCQB: RGNP) Based in Beverly Hills, California, Reign Sapphire Corporation, a fully reporting, DTC eligible company, is the first mine-gate to customer jewelry company to sell branded Australian Sapphire jewelry direct to consumers, and the first US based jewelry company to exclusively market jewelry products featuring a specifically colored gemstone -- in this case branded Australian Sapphire. The Reign Philosophy is to disrupt the market offering of traditional jewelry with design innovation and use of social and digital media networks. www.reignsapphires.com
Signet Jewelers Limited the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda.
Tiffany & Co. is the internationally-renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations.
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