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Jeweler Offers Subscription Service for Vintage Pieces July 3, 2015
The Opulent Box will contain major brands. Pennsylvania’s Opulent Jewelers is offering a new service that will provide subscribers with a “surprise” box containing “a number of...
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Signet Patent Touts Diamond Sourcing July 3, 2015
Company gets rights to two new trademarks. Signet, which is among jewelry retailers who have raised their rough procurement and diamond manufacturing operations in recent years, may be...
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Jeweler/Mayor Faced Down Deadly Tornado July 3, 2015
And then tells Obama, he’s “kind of busy.” As Mayor of Moore, OK for 21 years, jeweler Glenn Lewis has been on the receiving end of some almost unimaginably bad weather – and, ...
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Miranda Kerr, Face of Swarovski, Now Designs as Well July 3, 2015
Company marks 120th anniversary with two new modestly priced lines. Swarovski, celebrating its 120th anniversary this summer, will introduce two new modestly priced jewelry lines this fall,...
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Baltimore Target Cited for Excessive Lead in Kids’ Jewelry July 3, 2015
Hello, Kitty necklace exceeded safe levels. Target has received a violation notice from the Baltimore City Health Department for selling children’s jewelry that contains excess levels...
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Turner & Tatler Revives Vintage Finds Turner & Tatler Revives Vintage Finds July 1, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
If there’s ever a jewelry buzzword that never fades in popularity, it’s “vintage.” Most shoppers have a soft spot for a little...
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Stilettoes Kick Butt As #1 Earring Silhouette Stilettoes Kick Butt As #1 Earring Silhouette June 30, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Although I very much like ear climbers (and I have since the beginning), ultimately, the more important earring shape this year is...
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Keep Cool and Quiet to Defuse Angry Customers Keep Cool and Quiet to Defuse Angry Customers June 30, 2015, published in Best Practices
I recently read about a technique for dealing with angry customers -- over the phone.
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The Jeweler: At the Movies The Jeweler: At the Movies June 24, 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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Things Are Just Peachy Things Are Just Peachy June 24, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
It crossed my mind, during the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, that the somewhat sudden profusion of peach gemstones could be...
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Meet & Greet Your Next Star Staffer: GIA Career Fair Scheduled in New York Meet & Greet Your Next Star Staffer: GIA Career Fair Scheduled in New York June 23, 2015, published in Best Practices
Last year, when researching a package of articles for INSTORE about how to avoid “hires from hell!” , I got an earful as well...
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Jewelry Industry Summit to Provide Open Forum on Sourcing and Sustainability Jewelry Industry Summit to Provide Open Forum on Sourcing and Sustainability June 22, 2015, published in Customer Service
Several years ago , INDESIGN did a story on how to “green” your jewelry operation – but the story came out just as the...
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Five Jewelry Designs Men Will (Really) Want To Wear Five Jewelry Designs Men Will (Really) Want To Wear June 19, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Some guys will always abide by the belief that the only jewelry a man should wear is a wedding band or a watch. Their ranks seem...
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