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Forbes Tabs Its 12 Favorite Baselworld Designs April 1, 2015
An example of one company's brilliant madness: De Grisogno's "Crazy Skull" watch from 2014. Here's who brought their "A game" to the big show Ready for a mouth-watering array of super...
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Jewelry and Watch Sales Remain Flat in February April 1, 2015
Fifth month for weak sales. U.S. jewelry and watch sales across all channels were basically flat, or down 0.2 percent year on year, at $6.188 billion in February, according to preliminary...
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Oscar Winner Designs “Green” Line for Chopard April 1, 2015
Marion Cotillard is also the face of Dior. Oscar winning French actress Marion Cotillard (“Piaf”) has designed a line of “green” jewelry for Chopard, using ethically sourced and...
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Fifth Generation Continues Boggs Jewelry Tradition April 1, 2015
Family claims “more than 250 years of combined wisdom.” The Boggs family, synonymous with clock- and watch-making in the Tampa Bay area since 1923, will continue into a fifth generation...
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New Watch Line from Tiffany’s Is First in More than 20 Years April 1, 2015
One model honors brand founder, who is said to have coined the phrase “a New York minute.” Tiffany’s is bringing out its first new watch collection in more than 20 years – four...
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The Jeweler: Larry The Jeweler: Larry April 1, 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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A Dozen New Designs from Basel 2015 A Dozen New Designs from Basel 2015 March 27, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
With yesterday the final hours of Basel, it’s safe to say that jewelry premieres this year have a distinct fearlessness. (Translation:...
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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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