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The Diamond Came By U.S. Mail, and Other Miracles March 5, 2015
GIA to the rescue in case of jeweler’s missing six-carat stone. “You hear a lot about people having jewelry stolen,” notes Katrina Hess, an owner and gemologist at Old Northeast Jewelers...
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Tiffany May Get to Keep Its Half-Billion March 5, 2015
Dutch court voids arbitration award to Swatch. With disappointing holiday sales and a reported downgrading of its stock by Credit Agricole, Tiffany’s could use some good news. A recent...
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QE2 Loves Her Some Aquamarines March 5, 2015
Royal collection began with a gift for her coronation in 1953. A website that reports on the queen's style says she wears her aquamarine set "quite often". The Queen of England will...
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Instagram Follows the Trend Toward Advertiser Links March 5, 2015
Social networks are becoming catalogs, says company exec. Instagram, which has proven a potent force for popularizing fashion items, from sunglasses to fine jewelry, has decided to join...
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Investors Turn Bearish on Specialty Retail March 5, 2015
One analyst cites recently “underwhelming” financial performance. Retail sales figures have been on the dismal side lately, and Wall Street is taking notice. “Given how underwhelming...
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Goats, No. Butterflies, Yes. Goats, No. Butterflies, Yes. March 5, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Although 2015 is “The Year of the Goat,” in jewelry, fashion, and home décor, it’s the butterfly that has wings. Beginning...
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The Jeweler: Good Jeweler The Jeweler: Good Jeweler March 4, 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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Pin-Up Style: Is the Brooch Back? Pin-Up Style: Is the Brooch Back? March 4, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Every year, as soon the Best Picture winner is announced and the final curtain falls on the Oscars ceremony, post-awards season life...
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5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 March 3, 2015, published in Best Practices
Kate Peterson , president of Performance Concepts, spoke at the AGTA Gem Fair in Tucson last month, about what we can expect in...
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Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder March 2, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Eric Robertson is a writer, illustrator and creative lead for Green Lake Jewelry Works. More of his completely random drawings...
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The Jeweler: Gold Price Ticker The Jeweler: Gold Price Ticker February 25, 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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