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LJE reaches milestone of 100

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As of yesterday, March 2nd, the LJE has reached a milestone of a total of 100 articles that have been published to the LJ title. When Katie Holmes started writing for the LJE over three years ago, her goal was to report local designer news and jewelry industry news as it pertains to what jewelry styles and trends readers will witness on the local level in nearby department stores and boutiques. The LJE has offered readers a selection of jewelry shop reviews, spotlighted local independent jewelry artisans, and compiled jewelry making tutorials for beginner, intermediate, and advanced crafters of all ages. LJE has striven to maintain unique reporting styles and provide articles that continue to be interesting to readers. They hope they've been able to exceed the expectation of regular readers.

The site also allows writers to numerically track traffic throughout titles, and it has been interesting to watch readership and subscriptions grow continually. LJE has a fair number of both unique visitors and dedicated subscribers alike who return to the site. Readers are the people who contribute the most to the site, and who continue to allow all areas of the site to grow. The LJE has enjoyed it's own growth by consistently ranking in the top five of most locally visited titles in the region for 2014, and has ranked pretty well on a national level of fashion and style categories. In celebration of the successes LJE has enjoyed, and as a thank you to new and returning readers, we've compiled a list of the most memorable moments in the jewelry realm over the last three years. LJE hopes you enjoy their little reflection, and return for more jewelry related news in the future.

First Article Ever Published:

How to make your own necklace: Basic design

100th Article:

Pink Dreams come crashing down as bidder defaults on $83.2 million diamond

Reader's Choice (based on traffic):

2014 Fashion Forecast: Spring Jewelry Trends

Writer's Choice:

Conflict Free Diamonds: A Global Partnership

First Article Written:

Skeleton key necklaces

Independent Jewelry Artisan Spotlights:

Meet local Louisville artisan Breanna Sweet

Meet local Louisville jewelry artisan Ann Lawson Adamek

Meet local jewelry artisan Amber Jeffries

Local Louisville jewelry artisans Naturaleza Organic offers unique designs

Jewelry Boutiques and Hotspots:

Earthbound Trading Company: Romancing the stone

Holiday World features world class blown glass shop

Customers find chic, trendy jewelry at local Body Central

Elizabethtown Walmart: Super savings on wedding accessories

Zales: A Local Leader in Fine Jewelry

Top Five in Current Jewelry News:

Samsung unveils new smartwatches Gear II, Gear II Neo, and Samsung Fit

Signet Jewelers to acquire rival Zales Corporation for $690 Million

Forever 21 launches "Free Spirit" jewelry and clothing line

DC Fashion Week Provides Glimpse into 2014 Fashions

2014 Brit Awards Jewelry Showcase

As LJE reflects, make sure to take advantage of reviews, articles, and lists, and tutorials that are available. It's amazing how much there is to know and understand about the world of jewelry, and there is much ground yet to cover. What will the next three years, or next 100 stories bring? That remains to be seen.

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