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Jewelers Offering “We Plate ‘Em” Apple Watches May 6, 2015
Prices start at roughly 10 percent below that of the real thing. The Apple Watch has spawned a secondary industry of jewelers offering cheaper prices than the manufacturer for gold models...
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Cover Girl Brings Easy, Breezy and Beautiful to New Jewelry line May 6, 2015
Retailers can tailor the collection to their own needs. Verigold Jewelry will introduce a line of Cover Girl-branded jewelry custom-designed to fit the specific “demographic needs”...
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Macy’s Outlets Will Sell Off-Price Jewelry and Apparel May 6, 2015
Four stores will test the concept in the fall. Macy's will test an off-price concept called Macy's Backstage at four New York City-area stores beginning in the fall. The outlets will offer...
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Gold Earrings Were a Hedge Against Funeral Costs May 6, 2015
For pirates, that is. The magazine Mining has a photo feature of “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Gold” that includes the following tidbit: “(S)ailors used to wear gold earrings...
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Who Needs Diamonds When You Can Wear Cubic Zirconia? May 6, 2015
Manufacturer says copy of Kardashian ring showing sales strength. The online retailer ChicJewelry is touting record sales last month for its cubic zirconia replica of Kim Kardashian’s...
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The Unsung (Jewelry) Heroes of the Met Gala The Unsung (Jewelry) Heroes of the Met Gala May 6, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Now that the first wave of hubbub about the Met Gala has died down, we can turn our collective attention from Beyoncé’s and Kim...
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Take a Seat: An Expert's Tips on Client Comfort Take a Seat: An Expert's Tips on Client Comfort May 4, 2015, published in Customer Service
How much thought have you given to your seating options for customers?
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Deskside Diary: Jennie Kwon and Ilana Ariel Deskside Diary: Jennie Kwon and Ilana Ariel May 1, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
In an odd coincidence, the collections of two ex-lawyers turned jewelry designers came across my desk the other week. Each is making...
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Larger Stores are Taking a Bigger Slice of the Diamond Pie Larger Stores are Taking a Bigger Slice of the Diamond Pie April 30, 2015, published in Money Matters
The typical small jewelry store in America has seen its diamond sales grow 10 percent in the last two years — which is not bad...
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Big Win at D.C.’s Big Party: Long Drops Big Win at D.C.’s Big Party: Long Drops April 29, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Over the weekend, at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — an annual black tie event attended by...
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Spread It Around: Diamonds Do Good Spread It Around: Diamonds Do Good April 28, 2015, published in Best Practices
As jewelry retailers, questions from Millennial-generation diamond shoppers needn’t put you on the defensive, if you are proactive...
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