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Bulletin: Beyoncé Did Not Buy $350,000 Diamond Shoes September 4, 2015
Her husband did. Remember that English jewelry designer who got a ton of press in the British tabloids with his claim to have designed a $350,000 pair of diamond-studded Monolo Blahniks...
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Ohio Jeweler Likes the Hands-On of Custom Work September 4, 2015
Jeff Johnson specializing in doing the undoable. Ohio jeweler Jeff Johnson is back in business after being sidelined by a non-compete clause following the sale of his father’s Columbus-area...
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Report: Consumers Want Ethically Sourced Jewelry September 4, 2015
Kimberley Process lags behind public mood. One of the principal criticisms of the Kimberley Process is that it does not go far enough, failing to take into account human-rights abuses...
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New Lines Feed the Charm Bracelet Craze September 4, 2015
Two Massachusetts brothers introduce emoji charms. Some jewelers love them, others don’t. But whatever your preference, you can’t deny that the charm bracelet is back with a vengeance....
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Father Turns in His Own Son for Jewelry Heist September 3, 2015
The earrings in his room were a clue. A Utah man who broke into Sierra West Diamonds in Orem and got away with several thousand dollars worth of jewelry was turned in by his own father....
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Top Brands Turn to Influencers for Promotion Top Brands Turn to Influencers for Promotion September 4, 2015, published in Customer Service
For years, brands have turned to TV and film celebrities to promote their products in hopes of transferring some of the actors’...
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Countdown: Top Shine Blogs For August 2015 Countdown: Top Shine Blogs For August 2015 September 3, 2015, published in Brainstorms
Today, we're going to go back in time. All the way back in time to the beginning of last month, where we'll present your favorite...
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The Jeweler: Insider Info The Jeweler: Insider Info September 3, 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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Hello, Fall . . . and “Oak Buff” Gems, Too Hello, Fall . . . and “Oak Buff” Gems, Too September 2, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
With September here, I’m thinking about all the new clothes coming to stores this month. And many will be in warmed-up yellow....
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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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