Eileen McClelland is the managing editor at INSTORE Magazine.
Valentine’s Day engagements are a tradition for people from many regions and walks of life. At Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, a family-owned company in Schererville, IN, Valentine’s Day weddings are, too.
Amanda Gizzi, director of public relations and special events for Jewelers of America, shared spring 2015 jewelry trends with a seminar audience at the American Gem Trade Association GemFair Tucson last week, and also discussed how to incorporate these trends into your social media strategy.
TUCSON — In March 2014, Monica Stephenson, author of the jewelry blog, www.idazzle.com, wrote a series of blogs for INSTORE about her experiences in East Africa during the filming of “Sharing the Rough,” a documentary that chronicles the journey of a single, singular gemstone from the mine in East Africa to a piece of finished jewelry.
In November 2014, 10 of Richmond, Virginia's community-minded retail jewelers gathered at the 51st Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball at the Country Club of Virginia, where, together, they helped to raise more than $9,000 in support of the Children’s Hospital at VCU.
When a woman showed up a couple of weeks before Christmas, with a 1971 class ring Wallach Jewelry Designs owners Steven and Gina Wallach bought it for scrap.
The seller, a former Larchmont, NY resident, had found the ring tucked under a corner of the carpet in her new apartment in Yonkers. Once she ruled out the former occupants of the apartment as the ring’s owner, she decided to sell it to the Wallachs, whose store is in Larchmont.