Area jewelers say gold is again a viable gift choice since its price had fallen to about $730 an ounce early last week from a high of $1,000 an ounce in March.
“Yellow gold seems to again be a popular trend in ladies’ necklaces and fashion jewelry after several years of requests for white gold,” said Bob Mason, owner of Rone Regency Jewelers.
Randy Williams, chief operations officer with Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, said one of the most popular items developing for Christmas giving is colored gemstones.
“Big this year: blue topaz and citrine. We’ve increased our color program a lot, and it seems like we haven’t hit a saturation point on the market yet,” Mr. Williams said.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...