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Rihanna, in Pasties, Spends Big at Auction October 31, 2014
Among her purchases: $35,000 earrings from Harry Winston. Amfar, the AIDS research organization...
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Rough Diamond Trading Network Gains Momentum October 31, 2014
Launched a year ago, Internet site offers up to $50 million in rough diamonds per month. “The...
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Nose Studs OK at Starbucks; Engagement Rings, Not So Much October 31, 2014
New chain policy bans watches, too. Starbucks instituted a new employee dress code this month...
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Blue Nile Sales Up, Profits Down in Third Quarter October 31, 2014
Company adds to its Designer Collective. Blue Nile Inc. reported that sales rose 6.9 percent year...
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New Yorker Mines for Gold and Diamonds with Tweezers October 31, 2014
He says he makes $500 a week from what he finds in sidewalk cracks. Raffi Stepanian, a self-described...
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Fill in the Blank: Costume Fill in the Blank: Costume October 31, 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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The Jeweler: Love Poem The Jeweler: Love Poem October 29, 2014, 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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Designing Women: WJA Gem Diva Winners 2015 Designing Women: WJA Gem Diva Winners 2015 October 29, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
On Sunday, I was part of the jury that decided the WJA Gem Diva Award winners for 2015. A competition sponsored by the American Gem...
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Last-minute Ideas for Holiday Success Last-minute Ideas for Holiday Success October 28, 2014, published in Best Practices
The Big Story in November’s INSTORE is all about last-minute tweaks to ensure your store’s holiday success.
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Innovation, Thy Name Is Ritani Innovation, Thy Name Is Ritani October 27, 2014, published in Customer Service
In an industry sometimes hidebound by tradition, Ritani is breaking barriers all over the place. Two years ago, the engagement...
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Fill in the Blank: Dream Service Fill in the Blank: Dream Service October 24, 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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