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Media Tracks Trends at Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27, 2015
Sofia Vergara’s new engagement ring was a stand-out. The Screen Actors Guild Awards usually place a distant third in audience numbers behind the Oscars and the Globes, but there was no...
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Catalogs May Be Making a Comeback, Says NYT January 27, 2015
Following sharp declines since 2007, mailings last year were up. Spurred by J. C. Penney’s announcement that it will revive its catalog mailings in March, the New York Times takes a look...
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Petra Blames Falling Diamond Prices for Disappointing 2014 January 27, 2015
Retail demand, however, remained strong. Despite two whopping sales during the year – including that of the 29.6-carat “Big Blue” for $25.6 million -- Petra Diamonds warned on Monday...
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Las Vegas Dealer Treasures His Super Bowl Ring January 27, 2015
The ring was collateral on a $2,500 loan. You may have heard that there is a football game of some consequence coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for Las Vegas pawnbroker Rick...
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Scott Kay’s Daughter Takes His Place on QVC January 27, 2015
She says, “I may start sobbing on national TV.” The daughter of late jewelry designer Scott Kay will introduce the company’s new Silver Guardian line in his place when it debuts on...
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About the Bracelets at the 2015 SAG Awards . . . About the Bracelets at the 2015 SAG Awards . . . January 27, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Big applause for bracelets, please. Without a doubt, they stole the show from necklaces at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild...
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The SAGs Were No Slouch ... When It Comes to Jewelry The SAGs Were No Slouch ... When It Comes to Jewelry January 26, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Chances are you didn’t watch the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event usually runs a distant third behind the Golden Globes and...
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Got Something to Say? Say It in INSTORE Got Something to Say? Say It in INSTORE January 26, 2015, published in Customer Service
Have you ever felt excited, happy, frustrated or cautious about an issue/initiative/technology affecting our industry? Have you...
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3 Trends at JA New York’s Winter Jewelry Show 3 Trends at JA New York’s Winter Jewelry Show January 26, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Earlier this week, at the annual JA New York Winter Show, I got a pretty good idea of the direction designers will go forward with...
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Survey Group Jewelers Enjoy Record December Sales Survey Group Jewelers Enjoy Record December Sales January 22, 2015, published in Money Matters
Most jewelers will be smiling with glee after a healthy December's trading brought an end to 2014.
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The Jeweler: Bed Time Story The Jeweler: Bed Time Story January 21, 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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