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Another Celeb Goes the Heart-Shaped Diamond Route April 17, 2015
This one’s big and yellow. Those who sensed the birth of a trend in Lady Gaga’a heart-shaped engagement ring may have been right: Now Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj has one, compliments...
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Serious Thieves or Low-Rent Crooks, They Got $5 Million in Jewelry April 17, 2015
So now it’s Paris. Three thieves grabbed an estimated $5 million in jewelry by smashing a car window and grabbing the handbag of a Taiwanese woman traveling in a tunnel on route from...
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Tiffany Blue Book Designs Don’t Linger on the Shelf April 17, 2015
This is design director Francesca Amfitheatrof’s first Blue Book collection. Tiffany’s 2015 Blue Book – that 170-year-old wish book for the one percent -- was introduced this week...
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How Many Homemade Earrings Could $3 Billion Buy? April 17, 2015
Etsy goes public with a bang. Etsy, that digital crafts fair on steroids, went public this Thursday and within a few hours its stock had more than doubled, surging early on from $18 to...
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Helzberg Celebrates Centenary in a New-Fashioned Way April 17, 2015
Social media got “eyeballs on the brand.” Helzberg Diamonds — owned by Berkshire Hathaway and thus, it has been said, “the jewel in Warren Buffett’s crown” — is celebrating...
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Hang Out With the Cool Kids Hang Out With the Cool Kids April 15, 2015, published in Best Practices
America’s Cool Store winners will be addressing Smart Jewelry Show audiences in Chicago in interview-style seminars, starting...
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At Coachella, Celebrities Rock the Jewelry Trends At Coachella, Celebrities Rock the Jewelry Trends April 15, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Perhaps they’ve been listening to stories of the good ol’ days of Woodstock from their grandparents and moms and dads?...
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"Crazy" Experts on Digital & Retail Headline this Year's Smart Show April 15, 2015, published in Customer Service
Looking for the next big idea that could take your business to the next level? I’ll wager you can find it at next week’s...
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The Stories That Sell Diamonds The Stories That Sell Diamonds April 8, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
At The SMART Jewelry Show, which starts next week in Chicago (April 17-20), an exhibition of diamond replicas that accurately duplicates...
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From the Catwalks: Winter 2016’s 4 Top Earring Trends From the Catwalks: Winter 2016’s 4 Top Earring Trends April 8, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Despite the emphasis on statement necklaces for fall/winter—and, yes, they’re trending—given the equally enormous attention...
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Meet America’s Coolest (Small) Store  Owner at the Smart Show April 18 Meet America’s Coolest (Small) Store Owner at the Smart Show April 18 April 7, 2015, published in Best Practices
One of the best parts of my job is traveling to meet some of the winners of INSTORE’s America’s Coolest Stores contest and...
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