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Pink Sneakers Lead Boston Ball Player to Rochester Jeweler July 24, 2014
If you’re honest and trustworthy, says John Bannayan, “good things happen.” It was jeweler...
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Twitter, Too, Tests “Buy Now” Feature July 24, 2014
Second social-media giant aims to be a retailing force. Earlier this month, Twitter began testing...
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Patent Award Suggests Apple’s iWatch May Be Called iTime July 24, 2014
Application lists a range of uses for the long-awaited device. There’s been another pre-intro...
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Another Jeweler Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin July 24, 2014
Silicon Valley retailer joins a small but growing list. Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry in Menlo Park,...
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“Mommy, What’s a Necklace?” Kids’ Dictionary Has the Wrong Answer July 24, 2014
Publisher has pulled the book from shelves. The UK edition of the “Hello Kitty” children’s...
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Hand Jewelry: A Thumbs-Up . . . or Down? Hand Jewelry: A Thumbs-Up . . . or Down? July 24, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
As anticipation grows for the February film release of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” I’ve been thinking especially about all this...
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JA Summer Session: Meet the New Designers JA Summer Session: Meet the New Designers July 23, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Anyone who has been working in the jewelry industry long enough has probably clocked a fair number of hours at trade shows. And whether...
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Remembering Retail Designer Bruce Brigham Remembering Retail Designer Bruce Brigham July 18, 2014, published in Customer Service
Acclaimed interior designer Bruce Brigham, whose projects included a makeover of Cartier stores worldwide, work on the storied...
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Fill in the Blank: Just Stop Asking Fill in the Blank: Just Stop Asking July 18, 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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Hello, Ruby Bridal? Hello, Ruby Bridal? July 17, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Whenever you hear of engagement rings with a non-diamond colored gem center, you (or I) typically think first of blue sapphire. It’s...
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