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Signet Out-Dazzles Tiffany in Second Quarter August 28, 2015
E-commerce sales are proving increasingly significant. With Signet and Tiffany releasing second-quarter numbers on the same day, some analysts were billing the match-up as an indicator...
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Turquoise and Silver Combo Now Moving Upscale August 28, 2015
Top designers are reimagining an American classic. WWD, which knows a thing or two about trends, is touting the mix of silver and turquoise that is increasingly popular in fine jewelry,...
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Jeweler’s Africa Project Gets Attention from Time August 28, 2015
Brilliant Earth is helping keep kids in school and out of the mines. Brilliant Earth, the 10-year-old husband-and-wife jewelry retailer that specializes in impeccably sourced metals and...
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Millions in Diamonds Missing from Russia’s “Fort Knox” August 28, 2015
The repository was once said to be impenetrable. Surprise. Millions of dollars worth of diamonds have somehow disappeared from a federal depository in Moscow, including a 23-carat stone...
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A Franco Is Engaged. (No, Not That One) August 28, 2015
The ring is modest by Hollywood standards. Unlike his relentlessly odd brother James, Dave Franco seems like a pretty down-to-earth young fellow. And when he got engaged recently, Dave...
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I Got My Hands On Jade Trau's Latest Collection (and Didn't Want To Give It Back) I Got My Hands On Jade Trau's Latest Collection (and Didn't Want To Give It Back) August 28, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
The first time I laid eyes on jewelry designed by Jade Trau was three years ago during a meeting with Forevermark's PR team. As I...
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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day, 5 Female-Focused Jewels Celebrating Women’s Equality Day, 5 Female-Focused Jewels August 26, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Over the weekend, when I realized that today we’d be recognizing annual Women’s Equality Day, I reached out to some designers,...
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Design Your Store With Your Community in Mind Design Your Store With Your Community in Mind August 25, 2015, published in Best Practices
Ruth Mellergaard, a principal with Grid 3/International, is a designer of note in two stores that took America’s Coolest Stores...
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Humor Breaks Through with Customers, Says Phibbs Humor Breaks Through with Customers, Says Phibbs August 24, 2015, published in Customer Service
Happy Monday! I have to admit, what I’m sharing with you today is borrowed insight, but it IS incredibly useful information...
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Fall’s Hero Piece: The Power Ring Fall’s Hero Piece: The Power Ring August 21, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Summer’s nearly done (at least, unofficially) and my sadness over dwindling beach days is outweighed by the excitement over...
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The Jeweler: Inclusions The Jeweler: Inclusions August 20, 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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8 Exceptional Rings from the NY NOW Show 8 Exceptional Rings from the NY NOW Show August 19, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Rings really stood out this year at the NY NOW show at Javits — fashion rings especially. The prevalence of unexpected shapes...
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Eichhorn Jewelry Celebrates 50 Years with ‘60s Flair Eichhorn Jewelry Celebrates 50 Years with ‘60s Flair August 18, 2015, published in Best Practices
I recently received this story from Heather Eichhorn Cruse, granddaughter of John Eichhorn, who founded Eichhorn Jewelry in Decatur,...
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