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Are You Ready for Some Football (on Your Wedding Band)? October 30, 2014
Or how about a little camo? Designer Mark Silverstein has produced a line of sports-themed wedding...
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Costco Bucks “Black Thursday” Trend, Will Close on Thanksgiving October 30, 2014
Dillard’s, Nordstrom follow suit. “The madness of the holiday shopping season has come to...
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Olsen Twins Introducing New Jewelry Line October 30, 2014
Modestly priced items go on sale this weekend. Not a lot of people took the Olsen twins seriously...
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Bulgari’s Watch Designer Says His Pieces Match Anything Swiss-Made October 30, 2014
Designing a watch, he says, is like making a perfect martini. Bulgari has only been selling watches...
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With This Cellphone, I Thee Wed October 30, 2014
North Korean couples exchange, um, “rings.” North Korea is one of the most closed-off countries...
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The Jeweler: Love Poem The Jeweler: Love Poem October 29, 2014, published in Guest Blogs
Catch "The Jeweler" every other Wednesday on INSTOREMAG.COM. For more cartoons from Tim Searfoss, go here.
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Designing Women: WJA Gem Diva Winners 2015 Designing Women: WJA Gem Diva Winners 2015 October 29, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
On Sunday, I was part of the jury that decided the WJA Gem Diva Award winners for 2015. A competition sponsored by the American Gem...
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Last-minute Ideas for Holiday Success Last-minute Ideas for Holiday Success October 28, 2014, published in Best Practices
The Big Story in November’s INSTORE is all about last-minute tweaks to ensure your store’s holiday success.
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Innovation, Thy Name Is Ritani Innovation, Thy Name Is Ritani October 27, 2014, published in Customer Service
In an industry sometimes hidebound by tradition, Ritani is breaking barriers all over the place. Two years ago, the engagement...
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Fill in the Blank: Dream Service Fill in the Blank: Dream Service October 24, 2014, published in Around the Web
Welcome to "Fill in the Blank," a weekly helping of nutritious thought for growing jewelry store owners.
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Think Your Phone Bills are High? How’s $166,000 Sound? Think Your Phone Bills are High? How’s $166,000 Sound? October 23, 2014, published in Customer Service
As if there aren’t enough worries in the world, turns out our phones can be hacked. Yesterday’s news, you say? Not your cellphone;...
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