"As the Taliban get routed and the stock market steadies, people feel more comfortable," said Jay Cresalia, president of the family owned Cresalia Jeweller.
said the uptick predated recent events in Afghanistan, and had another pop-psychoeconomic theory for higher sales.
"People are looking for some stability after Sept. 11, maybe they were on the fence before and now they want to commit to marriage," said Cresalia
, pointing to a jump in engagement ring purchases in October and November over the same period last year.
"We won't get the traditional post-Thankgiving Friday bump in sales, because a lot of our clients are Financial district people, but in the weeks between November and Christmas we generally get a lot of business," he