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Police Arrest Two in $1 Million Charleston Heist March 27, 2015
The accused are said to be part of a nationwide gang. Two people arrested in San Francisco and Atlanta have been charged in connection with a $1 million heist at Demetre Jewelers in Charleston,...
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Digital Revenues Get a Big Boost at Signet March 27, 2015
Company reports positive results for fourth quarter. Investment in digital commerce is paying off for Signet Jewelers, which this week announced positive fourth-quarter sales and earnings...
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The Bidding for this Ring Starts at $50 Million March 27, 2015
Relax, it’s a painting. Decades before the engagement-ring selfie there was Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “The Ring” which depicts the ultimate romantic moment in his ...
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Philadelphia Jeweler Craig Drake Remembered for His Life and Work March 27, 2015
In ‘80s and ‘90s Philadelphia, Drake defined “celebrity jeweler.” Philadelphia jeweler Craig Drake’s life and career had taken a couple of unhappy turns in recent years, but his...
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Big Weekend for Pandora and "Evolution Jewelry Fixtures" March 27, 2015
No, we don’t know what it means, either. Pandora will host a grand re-opening of four of its stores over the weekend, and a waiting world will learn exactly what the company means by...
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A Dozen New Designs from Basel 2015 A Dozen New Designs from Basel 2015 March 27, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
With yesterday the final hours of Basel, it’s safe to say that jewelry premieres this year have a distinct fearlessness. (Translation:...
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Luring Back Those Bead Customers Luring Back Those Bead Customers March 26, 2015, published in Money Matters
Sales figures continued to track well across our sample group in February. MTD gross sales at the typical jeweler were $117,369,...
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Smarter All the Time: Basel’s Newest High Tech Watches Smarter All the Time: Basel’s Newest High Tech Watches March 25, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Apple may not be able to run away with the smartwatch category. Throughout the week at Baselworld, some of the shows biggest players...
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Staying Relevant as an Independent Jeweler, Part 2 Staying Relevant as an Independent Jeweler, Part 2 March 23, 2015, published in Customer Service
Like a lot of people in our industry these days, I’ve been thinking a ton about the changes that technology and consumer...
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Basel Briefing Basel Briefing March 23, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
It’s not always easy to get to Baselworld. The logistical hurdles are manifold: It can be a trek involving planes, trains and ...
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The Business of “I Do”: Expert Perspectives on The Bridal Industry The Business of “I Do”: Expert Perspectives on The Bridal Industry March 18, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Last week, during the annual Women’s Jewelry Association In The Know Conference, I moderated a panel entitled "Do You? The...
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