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Falling gold prices lure American buyers

Increasing consumer confidence and discounts by retailers lead to year-end surge in jewellery sales

New York

TUMBLING gold prices, growing consumer confidence and aggressive discounting by retailers have Americans flocking to jewellers' counters this holiday shopping season. The US gold jewellery industry is on track for its highest sales for the fourth quarter since 2010 and its first annual increase in gold sales in more than a decade, precious metal consultant Thomson Reuters GFMS estimates.

"I always look for the price of gold in the news and pay attention to discounts and deals," John Mora Gonzalez,...

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