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Jeweler Protests Government Surveillance with Upside-Down Flag November 26, 2014
Ted Sanders believes Constitutional rights are under siege. Wichita-area jeweler Ted Sanders is waging a one-man campaign against government surveillance by flying a U.S. flag...
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New Video Answers Jeweler’s Question: What Would Beyoncé Do? November 26, 2014
She would – and does – wear a crown from WXYZ. Designer Laura Wass of Brooklyn-based WXYZ Jewelry was “chilling at home with a cold” when the video for Beyoncé’s...
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Kay Jewelers Hit with ADA Class-Action Suit November 26, 2014
Plaintiff says touch-screen POS devices discriminate against the blind. A proposed class action reportedly was filed in California federal court last week against Kay Jewelers,...
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Bulgari Says Liz Taylor Was a “Pain in the What Do You Call It” November 26, 2014
Says he was never attracted to his most famous customer. Gianni Bulgari, who left the helm of his family’s iconic jewelry company nearly 30 years ago, dishes some dirt about...
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Untreated, Gem-Quality Turquoise “More Rare than Diamonds” November 26, 2014
Magazine says most on the market is from China, and has been treated. With turquoise mining in the American Southwest now in serious decline, most of the world’s supply of...
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Inspired Partnerships Expand Customer Base Inspired Partnerships Expand Customer Base November 26, 2014, published in Best Practices
If you’re seeking creative ideas on how to collaborate with other local retailers, look for what you might have in common with...
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For About.com’s New Bridal Ring Site, Yes, I’m Its Blogger For About.com’s New Bridal Ring Site, Yes, I’m Its Blogger November 26, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
In between filling orders, hosting events, hopping planes, and doing everything possible to make this holiday season profitable,...
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Collaborations Cultivate Customers Collaborations Cultivate Customers November 24, 2014, published in Customer Service
Recently, I’ve been banging the collaboration drum pretty regularly, and that’s because a lot of top jewelers are having great...
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This Cuff Trend? Just Ignore It This Cuff Trend? Just Ignore It November 21, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Sometimes a trend is just a trend. And, while it may be interesting, it’s one of those fashion directions that jewelers should...
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November Mind Massage: Why I Hate Black Friday November Mind Massage: Why I Hate Black Friday November 21, 2014, published in Guest Blogs
I hate Black Friday! I know it's a little harsh since most of my readers are retailers, but it takes the joy out of the holiday...
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Forevermark Wants You To Hold Hands Forevermark Wants You To Hold Hands November 19, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
The party that introduced Forevermark’s #HoldMyHandForever social media project looked more like a fancy art opening than the typical...
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