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Crazy Warren Has Sold His Last Engagement Ring April 27, 2015
Buffett not expected behind the counter at Borsheims this year. “Crazy Warren” Buffett will not be making one of his highly publicized visits behind the sales counter at Borsheims this...
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Harry Winston Taking Over Shreve & Company SF Location April 27, 2015
Shreve has occupied the Union Square space since 1906. The explosion of San Francisco’s real estate prices is proving too much even for that city’s iconic Shreve & Co. jewelers, which...
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Sometimes, the Customer Is So Right, You Just Have to Hire Her April 27, 2015
Chance encounter leads to new business expansion. Carter Johnson met Louis Smith when she went into his Smithworks Fine Jewelry store in Spartanburg, SC to have an antique ring resized....
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UK Retail workers Confess to “Naughty” Behavior April 27, 2015
More than a third say they have made faces behind customers’ backs. A writer for UK’s Metro, a give-away “lifestyle” newspaper published by the Daily Mail, has come up with a listicle...
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Facebook Riding High on Small-to-Medium Business Ads April 27, 2015
Social network is adding a quarter-billion videos a month. In the past four months, reports Toronto’s Financial Post, an additional one billion videos have been posted on Facebook. The...
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Are You Missing Bridal Jewelry Sales Opportunities? Are You Missing Bridal Jewelry Sales Opportunities? April 25, 2015, published in Best Practices
According to The Knot’s 2015 Bridal Survey, about half of jewelry retailers are NOT reaching out to engaged couples after the...
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Do What Makes You Happy at Work Do What Makes You Happy at Work April 24, 2015, published in Best Practices
Joel Zeff is as much improv comic as motivational speaker. A featured speaker Thursday at the American Gem Society Conclave...
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Ethical Challenges and Opportunities in the Jewelry Industry Ethical Challenges and Opportunities in the Jewelry Industry April 23, 2015, published in Best Practices
Martin Rapaport, a popular speaker at the American Gem Society Conclave in New Orleans on Wednesday, called on AGS members to create...
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In Celebration of Earth Day, Cool Eco-Friendly Jewels In Celebration of Earth Day, Cool Eco-Friendly Jewels April 22, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
While I don’t, exactly, understand why preservation of the planet should be celebrated on one day a year only, annual Earth Day...
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The Jeweler: Miner Surgery The Jeweler: Miner Surgery April 22, 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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Restore the Romantic “Language of Diamonds” Restore the Romantic “Language of Diamonds” April 21, 2015, published in Best Practices
Stephane Fischler, president of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, says a bit of optimism and improved communication are needed...
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