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Trooping of the Colors Presages Auction Season April 15, 2014
Colored gemstones dominate this month’s sales. In keeping with the well-documented trend in consumer...
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March Retail Sales Were Best in 18 Months April 15, 2014
Analysts see signs of gathering recovery. Retail sales in March grew at the fastest pace in a year...
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Swarovski Enters Fine Jewelry Market With New Line April 15, 2014
Prices range up to $118,000. The sale of a pair of Marilyn Monroe’s earrings for $185,000 over the...
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Police Blotter: Two Serious Crimes, One Clueless Idiot April 15, 2014
Thief posts photo of stolen bracelet on Craigslist. There are a couple of especially nasty high-profile...
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Botswana Diamonds New Pitchman Is American Rapper and Ex-Con April 15, 2014
Choice is “very smooth,” tweets one critic. There’s nothing new about celebrity pitchmen in...
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Why You Should Take JA's  Cost of Doing Business Survey Why You Should Take JA's Cost of Doing Business Survey April 14, 2014, published in Best Practices
Today marks the beginning of the survey period for the Jewelers of America Cost of Doing Business survey for retailers. If you ...
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Tips for Selling Designer Jewelry Tips for Selling Designer Jewelry April 14, 2014, published in Customer Service
While INDESIGN readers get to learn from Jewelers Resource Bureau president Cindy Edelstein every issue, INDESIGN Experience Area...
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What’s a Mall Jeweler Worth? What’s a Mall Jeweler Worth? April 11, 2014, published in Customer Service
The lawsuit by a group of Zale shareholders against the Signet takeover was predictable enough – it seems hardly a major merger...
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Fill in the Blank: Essential Knowledge Fill in the Blank: Essential Knowledge April 11, 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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You Know It’s Red Alert For Jewelry, Right? You Know It’s Red Alert For Jewelry, Right? April 9, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Certainly, the color red goes in and out of fashion—with more consistency, say, than the color, purple, for example—despite...
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