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Jared the Jeweler Says Trump and Clinton Are Scaring Couples

The “Galleria of Jewelry” and its rivals are having trouble getting shoppers. The CEO blames the presidential campaign.
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He went to Jared. But not anymore.

The self-styled “Galleria of Jewelry” has been among the more prolific purveyors of diamonds in recent years. But its parent company revealed on Thursday that it’s been struggling to get shoppers into its 270 Jared stores. Same-store sales fell an unsettling 7.6 percent last quarter, Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported.