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Retail Tracking Gets First FTC Smack-Down April 28, 2015
Customers not informed they were being followed, says agency. Nomi Technologies has settled a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission, which had charged that the company was not informing...
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Bulgari Lends the Lure of Its Brand to Real Estate April 28, 2015
Dubai and China projects are latest in a series. Bulgari plans to add property developments in China and Dubai to its real-estate portfolio, which includes luxury hotels in Milan, Bali...
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Million-Dollar Watches: The Whys and Wherefores April 28, 2015
They don’t do a thing but tell the time. The Swiss auction house Phillips will stage its annual sale May 10, and a writer for CNN says there are at least four timepieces on the table...
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Hammer, Saw and Phone Are This Jeweler’s Bench Essentials April 28, 2015
She has 13,000 potential customers waiting for news. Arizona jewelry-maker Heidi Abrahamson shared her thoughts on the essential tools of her trade, and included her phone. She listens...
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Colored Gems Star in Bonhams’ First Jewelry Auction of 2015 April 28, 2015
A stunning sapphire sold for more than three times its estimate. Bonhams has been calling this the year of colored gemstones, and its first fine-jewelry auction of 2015 seemed to bear out...
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Spread it Around: Diamonds Do Good Spread it Around: Diamonds Do Good April 28, 2015, published in Best Practices
As jewelry retailers, questions from Millennial-generation diamond shoppers needn’t put you on the defensive, if you are proactive...
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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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