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American Arrested in “Blood Diamonds” Case August 31, 2015
It is reportedly the first such arrest on international charges. An American-Belgian businessman named Michael Desaedeleer was arrested in Spain last week on suspicion of trading the illegal...
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Discounts and Impending Supply Cuts Spark Demand at De Beers Sight August 31, 2015
But some feel the discounts still don’t address short-term problems. The 8-10 percent price cuts that De Beers hoped would tempt buyers at last week’s sight apparently succeeded in...
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Young Voices: Social Media Are Best for Brand-Building August 31, 2015
Don’t hit ‘em over the head with your sales message. Want computer help? Ask a high school kid. Want social-media help, ask a Millennial. Young Evan Seto presents some tips on how to...
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Don’t Tell Smyth Jewelers that the Wristwatch Is Dead August 31, 2015
Baltimore mainstay says the industry is good at keeping up with the . . . times. Whether from the coming of the Apple Watch or the economic temper of the times, wristwatch sales took a...
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Conflict Over $470,000 Ring Goes to Court August 31, 2015
The claimant was the co-founder of Skype. Another sad tale of a guy taking his former fiancée to court to get an engagement ring back, but this one has a couple of twists. First, the ring...
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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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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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