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Specialty Jewelers’ Sales Show Surprising Strength August 27, 2015
June sales were up nearly 8 percent. “Specialty jewelers’ sales rose by a strong 7.7 percent in June to $2.3 billion,” reports IDEX, “while jewelry sales at multi-line merchants...
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Man Succeeds in Buying Engagement Ring with Coins August 27, 2015
And it wasn’t easy. A young Chinese man, love-struck but poor, was rejected by two jewelers when he tried to buy an engagement ring with 330 pounds of loose coins. The third time was...
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“Mr. Fixit” Watchmaker Touts American-Made Timepieces August 27, 2015
For almost a century, Ken Anderson says they were the best in the world. Ken Anderson outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul has become the sort of watchmaker to whom jewelers around the country...
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The Ethics of Wearing Antique Ivory Jewelry Debated August 27, 2015
Writer wonders whether it's okay to wear her mother's heirloom piece. So what is the ethically correct position on wearing carved-ivory jewelry made long before the current ban was imposed?...
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Jeweler Hopes for a Store Inside a “Lifestyle Center” August 27, 2015
Nick Blum will spend $3 million to transform an old building. Young Indiana jeweler Nick Blum, only 29, is doing pretty well for himself, as evidenced by his plans for the more-or-less...
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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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Hearts on Fire Shakes up the Traditional with New Campaign Hearts on Fire Shakes up the Traditional with New Campaign August 17, 2015, published in Customer Service
A new generation is getting engaged and starting their jewelry collections – yes, it’s those Millennials again –...
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