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Thief Swipes Jesus Pendant Worth $15,000 from SC Store May 4, 2015
It’s true what they say: Nothing is sacred. A guy in a red plaid shirt comes into a jewelry store and asks to try on a valuable necklace with a diamond-studded religious symbol. What...
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City’s Pending Ordinance Sparks Merchant Controversy May 4, 2015
Law would require reporting all purchases of secondhand jewelry. The city council of Ames, IA is expected to approve next week a new ordinance that would require jewelers and other merchants...
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Diamonds Dominate the Pictures of the Week May 4, 2015
Lucara’s 341-9-carat find gets its close-up. The Jeweler Blog has some pretty dramatic pictures of that 341.9-carat gem-quality diamond unearthed recently at Lucara’s prolific Karowe...
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Drones Make their Debut as a Device for Vandalism May 4, 2015
Kendall Jenner gets swiped on NYC billboard. It seems inevitable that somebody would find a way to adapt the drone to criminal purposes. Voilá! A fellow named KATSU, whom the New York...
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Tooth Fairy Inflation Contributes to Jewelry Line May 4, 2015
Fun fact: New Yorkers now pay an average of $13 for a child’s lost tooth. By her own admission, Brooklyn jewelry designer Lisa Hamilton has “always been over the top about the tooth...
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Take a Seat: An Expert's Tips on Client Comfort Take a Seat: An Expert's Tips on Client Comfort May 4, 2015, published in Customer Service
How much thought have you given to your seating options for customers?
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Deskside Diary: Jennie Kwon and Ilana Ariel Deskside Diary: Jennie Kwon and Ilana Ariel May 1, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
In an odd coincidence, the collections of two ex-lawyers turned jewelry designers came across my desk the other week. Each is making...
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Larger Stores are Taking a Bigger Slice of the Diamond Pie Larger Stores are Taking a Bigger Slice of the Diamond Pie April 30, 2015, published in Money Matters
The typical small jewelry store in America has seen its diamond sales grow 10 percent in the last two years — which is not bad...
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Big Win at D.C.’s Big Party: Long Drops Big Win at D.C.’s Big Party: Long Drops April 29, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Over the weekend, at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — an annual black tie event attended by...
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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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