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Rise of Engagement-Ring Selfies Has Men Buying Bigger Rings August 21, 2014
Report: Social media trend has seen average gem size double in UK. The engagement-ring selfie craze...
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Arkansas Jewelry Store Marks Nearly a Century in Business August 21, 2014
At one time, the store shared space with a beauty shop. Fletcher Smith’s Jewelers in Conway, AR...
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Alleged Jewelry Store Robber Disappears into Pittsburgh River August 21, 2014
His cohort is in custody. A man arrested for his alleged participation in the robbery of Greek’s...
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French Treasure Hunter Finds More Gold in Them Thar Hills August 21, 2014
Authorities warn of a “gold rush” in dangerous area. A year after an explorer in the French...
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Earring Trends Collide on Paris Fashion Runways August 21, 2014
HuffPost writer issues a trend alert. Combining two much-publicized trends in jewelry design, the...
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Why Is Social Media Important? Why Is Social Media Important? August 21, 2014, published in Best Practices
INSTORE’s Big Story coming up in the September issue is about social media — specifically how retailers can try creative approaches...
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How Are You Using Big Data? How Are You Using Big Data? August 21, 2014, published in Customer Service
Seems a day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear more about “Big Data” — Amazon, Google and Facebook collecting bits and pieces...
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Coming: The Year of Black Pearls Coming: The Year of Black Pearls August 21, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
This isn’t really a left-field surprise, is it? Considering the growing popularity of cool pearl jewelry over the past year, my...
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A Jewelry Bull Market? A Jewelry Bull Market? August 20, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
In what I hope is a trend being replicated elsewhere—for the sake of both professional and consumerist impulses—there’s been...
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted... And Issued ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted... And Issued August 18, 2014, published in Customer Service
Have you ever had a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head? Unless you’re a Super Bowl winning coach, you probably haven’t...
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