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Jewelry and Watch Sales Down for Fourth Straight Month March 3, 2015
A disappointing January follows a tepid 2014. Americans apparently have started saving again, which is not good news for jewelry and, especially, watch sales. According to Rapaport, combined...
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An 18-Year Veteran at 25, Jeweler Takes Over Her Family Business March 3, 2015
Eva-Michelle Greene and husband Elliott Spicer face down long odds. According to family legend, Eva-Michelle Greene made her first $25,000 jewelry sale at seven years old, in her grandfather’s...
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Detroit Arrests May Stem National Smash-and-Grab Siege March 3, 2015
Rolex watches were the target in 40 robberies last year alone. Authorities in Detroit hope they have broken the back of a major national Rolex-theft ring with indictments issued last week...
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A Dozen Pages in Vogue Aside, Apple Watch Is “Just Not Pretty” March 3, 2015
Forbes quotes a female retailer on its fashion shortcomings. The run-up to the Apple Watch is officially underway, but even a twelve-page ad spread in Vogue isn’t convincing everyone...
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Auction Photos Show Bacall’s “Legendary Love Affair with Jewelry” March 3, 2015
Collection is expected to bring in $3 million. With the estate of Lauren Bacall coming up for auction at Bonham’s this month, the son of the actress pens a brief recollection of her ...
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5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 March 3, 2015, published in Best Practices
Kate Peterson , president of Performance Concepts, spoke at the AGTA Gem Fair in Tucson last month, about what we can expect in...
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Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder March 2, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Eric Robertson is a writer, illustrator and creative lead for Green Lake Jewelry Works. More of his completely random drawings...
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The Jeweler: Gold Price Ticker The Jeweler: Gold Price Ticker February 25, 2015, 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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5 Oscar Earring Bests: Who, What... & Why, Of Course 5 Oscar Earring Bests: Who, What... & Why, Of Course February 24, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Certainly, Sunday night’s 87th annual Academy Awards’ red carpet clothes were less than show-stopping. Nonetheless, some...
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The Academy Awards, Twitter Style The Academy Awards, Twitter Style February 24, 2015, published in Customer Service
As America tunes in to the Academy Awards and the beautiful people walking the stage, jewelry fans and insiders tune in just a...
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Tanya Dukes Picks Oscar Night’s Winners Tanya Dukes Picks Oscar Night’s Winners February 23, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Sure, it’s nice to go home with a statuette that shows you’re at the pinnacle of your profession, but being acknowledged...
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