Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

When Will The Big Jewelry Companies WAKE UP?

I was reading my friend Rob Bates’s column in JCK Online, Diamond Shavings, and came across this article about Blue Nile and their plans for mobile over the next few years. From the article: But a phone call from a customer during the 2009 holiday season put the future into better perspective, says Diane Irvine, [...]

Blue Nile vs Local Jeweler Video

I made this cool video the other day and got a nice reaction from it, especially from my friends in the jewelry industry. It’s a common conversation between a diamond retailer and an internet shopper. The emails and comments that I received from people in the industry is that they loved it and it was [...]

How was 2008 for the BIG retailers?

Well, the fourth quarter numbers haven’t come out yet, but this Holiday season was a tough one for retail, especially jewelry and luxury.  According to National Jeweler, “online sales of jewelry and watches didn’t fare well this holiday season (Nov. 1-Dec. 24), falling 24 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the [...]