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Luxury Shoppers Have Decided to Cool It a Bit March 26, 2015
Pam Danziger says “Luxury Drought” is caused by cultural factors. Has the national discussion of income inequality made wealthy people shy of flashy spending? Certainly there is something...
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Ear Crawlers Climbing the Fashion-Trend Ladder March 26, 2015
They’re big, apparently, in Washington, DC. The origin of the term “ear crawlers” is unclear, but it’s been around for a while on e-commerce sites like the BaubleBar. Cosmopolitan...
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FBI’s Has Suspects in $5 Million Gold Heist March 26, 2015
Police sketches have been released. The FBI is offering “up to” $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men now identified by police sketches as suspects...
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Jeweler Designs Icon for Alzheimer’s Fight March 26, 2015
It was introduced at Donna Karan’s place the other night. Donna Karan gave a party the other night to introduce New York to an organization called the Women’s Brain Health Initiative,...
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Diamond Industry Crime-Buster Gets Busted in Antwerp March 26, 2015
He is accused of money-laundering. The man who has been the chief crime fighter in the Antwerp diamond industry for 15 years is being held by police under suspicion of money-laundering....
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Luring Back Those Bead Customers Luring Back Those Bead Customers March 26, 2015, published in Money Matters
Sales figures continued to track well across our sample group in February. MTD gross sales at the typical jeweler were $117,369,...
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Smarter All the Time: Basel’s Newest High Tech Watches Smarter All the Time: Basel’s Newest High Tech Watches March 25, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Apple may not be able to run away with the smartwatch category. Throughout the week at Baselworld, some of the shows biggest players...
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Staying Relevant as an Independent Jeweler, Part 2 Staying Relevant as an Independent Jeweler, Part 2 March 23, 2015, published in Customer Service
Like a lot of people in our industry these days, I’ve been thinking a ton about the changes that technology and consumer...
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Basel Briefing Basel Briefing March 23, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
It’s not always easy to get to Baselworld. The logistical hurdles are manifold: It can be a trek involving planes, trains and ...
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The Business of “I Do”: Expert Perspectives on The Bridal Industry The Business of “I Do”: Expert Perspectives on The Bridal Industry March 18, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Last week, during the annual Women’s Jewelry Association In The Know Conference, I moderated a panel entitled "Do You? The...
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The Jeweler: A Jeweler's Guide to Cars The Jeweler: A Jeweler's Guide to Cars March 18, 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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