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Trump Win Would Put a Jeweler in the White House September 1, 2015
Designer Melania says she would be “like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy.” Of all the things that can be said of a Donald Trump presidency, there’s this: It would put a jeweler in the...
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Hudgens Takes the Bling Crown at VMAs September 1, 2015
Didn’t Chanel say to always take one thing off? Vanessa Hudgens — is she the one who broke Justin Bieber’s heart, or the one who had a thing with Zac Efron? Does it matter? The 26-year-old...
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Signet Boss Says He’s High on Alex and Ani September 1, 2015
Jared’s will test the brand against Pandora. Alex and Ani will go head-to-head with Pandora in some Jared stores later his month, as the Signet-owned chain begins to test A and A charms...
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LG Will Promote Its Smartwatch as Jewelry September 1, 2015
Reeds will carry the $1,200 timepiece. There will be no Best Buy for LG’s new smartwatch, the $1,200 Urbane Luxe. The Korean company is calling their watch “more jewelry” than a...
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Jewelry Fad Brought Fame to RI Woman September 1, 2015
Now she is being investigated for allegedly defaulting on deliveries. Home-based Rhode Island jewelry maker Allicia Mogavero became almost famous following a 2013 piece on The Daily Beast...
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Brainstorm Now for Holiday Party Success Later Brainstorm Now for Holiday Party Success Later September 1, 2015, published in Best Practices
With September here (already!), it occurred to me it’s time for party planning in your store. So I decided to revisit a story...
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Bario Neal Fuses Organic Style with Environmental Impact Bario Neal Fuses Organic Style with Environmental Impact August 31, 2015, published in Customer Service
Today’s jewelry customer cares about gem and metal sourcing and how those things affect the land and the people they come...
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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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