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Slow Market Here Prompts “Diamond Riots” There September 2, 2015
With 450 small diamond-cutters shuttered, workers riot in India’s Gujurat state. The once flourishing diamond industry in the state of Gujurat on India’s western coast is going through...
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FBI Credits Cooperation for Conviction of Texas Robbers September 2, 2015
One of the perps got just shy of 50 years in prison. The FBI is crediting cooperation among local and federal law enforcement agencies with the arrest and successful prosecution of two...
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Chopard Goes for the (Fairmined) Gold September 2, 2015
New line pushes brand’s sustainability credentials. Chopard, which first showed its sustainability credentials in 2013 with the Green Carpet collection, has introduced its first line...
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New David Webb Line Breaks with Tradition September 2, 2015
Iconic brand is out with a collection made of wood. The late, great American jewelry designer David Webb decorated some of the world’s most glamorous clotheshorses, from the Duchess...
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Small-Business Loans Are Faster, Easier, Says Entrepreneur September 2, 2015
Sometimes, there can be cash-in-hand in two days. Small-business lending gets a bad rap, says a writer in Entrepreneur, who debunks what he calls five common myths. One surprise is the...
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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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