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Phony Kimberley Process Certificates Blurring Diamonds’ Country of Origin April 21, 2014
FBI warns of new development in jewelry crime. While old-fashioned jewelry crime continues to decline,...
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Campaign to Ban Use of Coral Picks Up Steam April 21, 2014
Designers joining Tiffany's effort to make coral the new ivory. Seven years after Tiffany’s took...
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Jeweler's Business Card Converts To Ring-Sizer April 21, 2014
Engagement ring seller's marketing innovation lauded by ad magazine. “It's generally hard to make...
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Gemfields Turns Attention – and Ambitions – to Rubies April 21, 2014
Company wants to become the DeBeers of colored gemstones. Riding the wave of consumer interest in...
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Atomic-Powered Watch Dubbed “the Next Big Thing” April 21, 2014
Ten buyers have signed up for the $6,000 prototype. With thin definitely in for wristwatches, what’s...
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On Critics and Knuckleheads On Critics and Knuckleheads April 21, 2014, published in Customer Service
To be successful in business, you have to be able to take criticism and make changes as needed. However, you also have to be able...
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Bummer! Another 404 Error Page Bummer! Another 404 Error Page April 18, 2014, published in Customer Service
If you’ve spent a bit of time exploring the new instoremag.com over the past few months, you’ve no doubt run into the occasional...
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Fill in the Blank: Can't Help Noticing Fill in the Blank: Can't Help Noticing April 18, 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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Goodbye, Barbara—and Bye-bye, Brooches? Goodbye, Barbara—and Bye-bye, Brooches? April 16, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
When Barbara Walters bids adieu to The View on May 16, one thing is certain: The national TV audience will no longer get their...
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Tell Them A Story, And Other Tips for Attracting Millenials Tell Them A Story, And Other Tips for Attracting Millenials April 16, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Members of the millennial generation (the cohort aged 17 to 34) are the moment’s most discussed and coveted group of shoppers....
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