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Designer’s “Clitoring” Is Just What It Sounds Like March 6, 2015
Instagram photo shows Gloria Steinem wearing one. Although still a long way from the global headlines that Tom Ford got with his penis necklace, jewelry designer Penelopi Jones is edging...
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DC Jeweler Hosts Annual “Meet the Designers” Event March 6, 2015
Nine designers from the U.S. and abroad are featured this weekend. This weekend, I. Gorman Jewelers in Washington, DC hosts its annual Ultimate Ring Event, which brings together wedding...
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The Plot Thickens in $5 Million Gold Robbery March 6, 2015
Was it an inside job? Some of the investigators in last weekend’s spectacular robbery of nearly $5 million in gold bars may be beginning to utter the words “inside job.” "The fact...
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Fans Tout Apple Pay for Security Features March 6, 2015
More than 220,000 retailers have adopted the system. With more than 220,000 retailers signing up to accept Apple Pay since its launch in October, fans of the mobile-payment system say it...
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Big Diamond Miners Uniting for First-Ever Trade Association March 6, 2015
London meeting maps strategy against undisclosed synthetics. Concerned over undisclosed synthetic stones entering the market, the world’s biggest diamond producers met privately in London...
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2015 Off to a Solid Start with 13% YoY Sales Jump in January 2015 Off to a Solid Start with 13% YoY Sales Jump in January March 6, 2015, published in Money Matters
After a strong December trading month, January showed further sales gains for the jewelers in our survey group. January 2015 sales...
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Goats, No. Butterflies, Yes. Goats, No. Butterflies, Yes. March 5, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Although 2015 is “The Year of the Goat,” in jewelry, fashion, and home décor, it’s the butterfly that has wings. Beginning...
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The Jeweler: Good Jeweler The Jeweler: Good Jeweler March 4, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Catch "The Jeweler" every other Wednesday on INSTOREMAG.COM. For more cartoons from Tim Searfoss, go here.
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Pin-Up Style: Is the Brooch Back? Pin-Up Style: Is the Brooch Back? March 4, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Every year, as soon the Best Picture winner is announced and the final curtain falls on the Oscars ceremony, post-awards season life...
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5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 5 Points that Will Impact Customer Service, Sales, and Management in 2020 March 3, 2015, published in Best Practices
Kate Peterson , president of Performance Concepts, spoke at the AGTA Gem Fair in Tucson last month, about what we can expect in...
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Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder March 2, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Eric Robertson is a writer, illustrator and creative lead for Green Lake Jewelry Works. More of his completely random drawings...
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