(IDEX Online) – Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 9.5 percent in the U.S. market in April, when compared to the same month a year ago, as the graph below illustrates. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Sales were an estimated $7.2 billion, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
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Strong Start to 2018 Jewelry Sales
American jewelry consumers appear to be in a strong jewelry-buying mood, according to the figures for the first three months of 2018.
With the American economy continuing to improve, it's reasonable to assume that the figures will keep showing a solid performance in the coming months.
The traditionally weaker summer sales months will provide a good indication of the strength of jewelry sales.