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Unique Celtic Jewelry and Artisan Crafted Designs Exclusive only to Patagonia Gifts

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Find unique Celtic jewelry and artisan crafted designs exclusive only at Patagonia gifts. Unlike other mass-produced items available in the market, Patagonia gifts are individually handcrafted by creative artisans.

Patagonia Gifts, one of the premier online gift stores, offers unique Celtic jewelry and artisan crafted designs. In order to ensure that every piece is as unique as the individual who wears it, each and every gift at Patagonia gifts is handcrafted ‘individually’ by creative artisans from Patagonia. Jewelry and gifts provided by Patagonia Gifts are totally different from the other mass-produced gifts or fine jewelry sold in the local malls or other fine jewelry stores.

Patagonia Gifts specializes in Celtic Jewelry including silver earrings, Celtic jewelry for men and women, birthday gifts, unique jewelry, Celtic cuff links, pins, mens pendants, braided leather sterling silver bracelets and mens necklaces etc. They also offer Celtic bracelet bangles, thank you gifts, lots of unusual gifts and mens jewelry, luxury mate tea gourds, friendship Celtic gifts and special occasion gift ideas.

Patagonia Gifts provides a great collection of gifts for Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and other important occasions to choose something unique for the special people in your life.

Patagonia Gifts has been serving thousands of satisfied online customers since its founding in 2000. During this process, Patagonia Gifts sourced the best craftsmen and women from Patagonia who manufacture the finest quality jewelry and gifts in the region.

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Nov 29, 2010

Market Share of Accessories of Men And Women

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There are different types of accessories for men and women in the market. Based upon the interests, the branded companies are preparing different types of accessories. During the year 2008, different types of accessories were produced and there is a wide variation between the percentages of market shares of different accessories.

Women’s Accessories:
Coming to the women’s accessories, there is a huge rise in the share of fashion /bridge jewelry. The hand bags stand at the second place in the market. Apart from the hand bags and the accessories, different types of articles are being sold in the market. But the most preferable ones are the jewelry and the hand bags. There are even different types of accessories like the scarves, belts umbrellas, and hair accessories, but all of them do not play a significant role in the market.

According to the accessoriesmagazine.com, during the year 2008, the market share was as follows.

Fashion/ Bridge jewelry played an important role in the market. It occupies the highest share and it is of about 27%. Next, coming to the market of Hand Bags, it is at the second place and it is of about 24%. Hosiery which includes the sheer and the casual combined is at the third place. And it is of about 16%. The sport and the fashion watches share is 10%. The sunglasses were sold with the percent of 7. 3% of the hats and 3% of the small leather goods were sold. The number of Scarves/wraps, slippers/casual footwear, Belts, Cold Weather articles shares each of 2% in the market. Rainwear/Umbrellas and hair accessories share the least percentage and it is of about 1% each.

According to the Accessoriesmagazine.com and NPD the Annual Census report for the Ladies accessories in the year 2009, is like this, Again the jewelry plays a major role in the sales it is of about 30.18%. And the sales of hand bags are of about 29.02%. Again the third place is for the hosiery as in the case of 2008 and is 9.61%. And the small leather goods are 8.84%. And the share of sunglasses is 5.29%,share of watches is 4.96%,Scarves is 3.59%, hats is 2.99%,slippers is 2.27%,gloves is 1.40%, belts is 1.22% and the last share is for the umbrellas and it is about 0.64%.

Men’s Accessories:
Coming to the men’s accessories, the share and the percentage of each of the accessories may differ. The number of the articles is also less. The different types of articles which are used by the men are the socks, sunglasses, watches, belts, neckwear, Small leather goods, Cold weather, Gifts and the jewelry.

Coming to the Statistics of the men accessories which was calculated in the year 2008 by the accessoriesmagazine.com, the market share of socks is the highest one and is of about 30%. And coming to the sunglasses the share is about 16%. And the watches share is of about 13%. Belts are sold at 12% on the whole. The neck wear is about 11%. Small leather goods are sold at 7% share. 5% share for both the cold weather and gifts individually. 1% is for the jewelry.

These are the market shares for both men and women during the year 2008 according to the accessoriesmagazine.com with the co ordinance of the NPD.

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Sep 27, 2010

Branding Becoming More Important For Purchasing Jewelry

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In contrast to watch industry, which has several brands, the jewelry industry has only few highly popular brands. Hearts On Fire, David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Tiffany and few of them have a moderate level of brand recognition with consumers. But, generally, the industry is still ruled by unbranded goods, or, in few cases, private, label or created brands which seems like national brands. Survey in the industry indicate that less than 20 percent of total jewelry sold is from a highly recognized brand.

As jewelry is considered as a blind item regarding which consumers have only some product knowledge, brands may help in creating confidence with shoppers which the branded goods they are purchasing are high quality and probably to last for a long time.

In research by J. Walter Thompson, the global ad agency which manages De Beers’ diamond advertising, consumers say that “green matters” in current retail environment. There is rising social awareness among all buyers. Young brides are experimenting to organize “green weddings.” They are more concerned about the environment and social justice. And, they probably ask tough questions when buying for diamond jewelry. The Kimberley Process has adequately brought the diamond industry into agreement with human rights and few environmental issues, but the process is continuing.

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May 4, 2010

Luxury Market to Start Stabilizing In 3Q

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According to the study from global business consulting firm Bain and Co, the luxury goods market experienced a 15-20 percent decline during the initial two quarters of 2009, declining from $219.81 billion in 2008 to nearly $197.82 billion.

Bain estimated a 15 percent decline in luxury goods like jewelry sales in the Americas and 10 percent fall in Europe and Japan. These are areas which account for more than 80 percent of global sales.

According to Bain, smaller luxury markets presents more guarantee on products, with estimated growth of 7 percent in China and 2 percent in the Middle East. However, these gains will provide just a small return against extreme declines in major markets. Jewelry, watch sales is expected to decline by 12 percent in 1Q, 2Q of 2009.

Among the main luxury product categories, apparel will be affected the most, decreasing by 15 percent. Jewelry and watches will decrease by 12 percent, whereas leather goods, shoes and accessories will decrease by 10 percent. Luxury cosmetics and fragrances will be very tough categories in 2009.

The study also showed that a trend among luxury shoppers to shift to lower-price-point items while still staying loyal to top-of-mind brands.

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Sep 4, 2009

Jewelry Price Inflation in April 2009

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Inflation at the jewelry retail and supplier end for the month of April 2009, as indicated as a percentage variation year-over-year (April 2009 versus April 2008) in the U.S. market is:

  • Jewelry Producer Price Index +0.8 percent
    • Platinum & Gold utilized in Jewelry +0.7 percent
    • Other valuable Metals utilized in Jewelry +4.0 percent
  • Jewelry & Watch Consumer Price Index +2.5 percent
    • Jewelry CPI +2.6 percent
    • Watch CPI +1.5 percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics created a new sub-category for Jewelry Producer Price Index called “Other Precious Metals Used in Jewelry.” Earlier, these metals were incorporated in the “Platinum & Gold” category. “Jewelry made of silver; jewelry made of other metals, but clad or plated in gold, silver, or platinum; jewelry made of precious or semi-precious stones; and other miscellaneous jewelry products made from precious metals like cuff links (one of a pair of linked ornamental buttons or button like devices for fastening a shirt cuff) and money clips.” April’s inflation rate recorded 4.0 percent for this “other” precious metals category which suggests that there may be a sampling deviation that should be corrected, since there has been no corresponding increase in commodity prices to explain this type of producer price inflation.

At the retail end, inflation continues to decline, as forcasted, mainly because the anniversary date is approaching last year’s price increases which jewelers started in the second quarter of 2008. Comparisons in the initial few months of 2009 with the same period in 2008 will convey “old pricing” in 2008 versus “new higher prices” in 2009. In consecutive months in 2009, retail prices will be analyzed with the higher prices which were executed in the second quarter of 2008. As there was no material retail price hikes since mid-2008, inflation at the retail level in the U.S. market must remain unaffected. Merchants are cautious before they will execute new higher prices which might discourage their loyal customers.

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May 10, 2009