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Hillary Watch Nearly Provokes Security Incident in London May 28, 2015
In other news, her namesake pin has sold out in Washington, D.C. A member of the British Parliament cracked up his colleagues recently with a tale of the time he showed Hillary Clinton...
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With Success in Big-Ticket Items, Tiffany Does Better than Expected May 28, 2015
First-quarter sales down 4.9 percent, sure, but it could have been worse. Such is the tenor of our times that negative financial reports are perceived as good news. Thus Tiffany’s fi...
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Most Jewelry Thieves Still Enter the Old-Fashioned Way May 28, 2015
Three guys in hoodies and sunglasses could mean a problem. They smash through the window and drop from the roof, but the largest single segment of retail jewelry thieves (27 percent) walk...
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Designers Offer New Gender-Specific Wearables May 28, 2015
There’s a watch for the boys, a necklace for the girls. Two new developments this week in the race to flood the market with jewelry and watches that can do pretty much anything: a watch...
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QE II Sports Two Burritos Worth of Diamonds May 28, 2015
There’s a tasty 317-carat centerpiece. Trust the celebrity press to find the lowest common denominator in anything, even the Crown Jewels. Queen Elizabeth II opened Parliament this week...
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The Jeweler: Bed Time Story The Jeweler: Bed Time Story May 27, 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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When Media Falters, Message Leads the Charge When Media Falters, Message Leads the Charge May 26, 2015, published in Customer Service
17 years ago when I began working as a copywriter for Williams Marketing, an ad agency specializing in small businesses ...
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Vegas Shopping Strategy: Turn Your Clients Into Collectors Vegas Shopping Strategy: Turn Your Clients Into Collectors May 20, 2015, published in Best Practices
While shopping the Vegas show next week, consider this: Are you underselling your clients? Adam Graham, CEO of Erica Courtney,...
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Three Trends to Shop at the Las Vegas Shows Three Trends to Shop at the Las Vegas Shows May 20, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Ask any retailer and they’ll exclaim that blue is the all-time bestselling gemstone color. For the benefit of those who h...
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Who’s New to Couture’s nextWAVE and Design Atelier? Who’s New to Couture’s nextWAVE and Design Atelier? May 14, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
At times, I wonder if others in our industry feel a sort of escalating excitement in the days just prior to the annual Las Vegas...
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Refuse to Play the Price Game Refuse to Play the Price Game May 13, 2015, published in Customer Service
This isn’t another one of those sales advice columns urging jewelry retailers to build value in your diamond product...
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The Jeweler: Separation Anxiety The Jeweler: Separation Anxiety May 13, 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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Caution: Don’t Ignore Bypass Rings Caution: Don’t Ignore Bypass Rings May 8, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
I can’t say, with complete certainty, when I last saw so many bypass rings being introduced into contemporary collections,...
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