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Happy 87th, Sliced Bread (All Thanks to a Jeweler) July 7, 2015
He sold his three stores to work on his Wonderful invention. Otto Frederick Rohwedder did all right as a jeweler. By 1912, he had opened and sold three stores in St. Joseph, MO before deciding...
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Female “Buy It Yourself-ers” Show Strength in Jewelry Sales July 7, 2015
Presence growing both in stores and at traditionally male-dominated jewelry auctions. More news from the “Buy it Yourself” front among female jewelry customers: A new survey cited by...
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Silver, Gold, Sapphires, Rubies, Opals and a Baby July 7, 2015
The new princess gets christened in style. The new royal baby, Princess Charlotte, was christened over the weekend, and as you might expect there was jewelry involved. The gold bible with...
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Child Tells Daddy to Stop Stealing Jewelry July 7, 2015
Unfortunately, he didn’t listen. A Wisconsin man was arrested after video footage showed him break into a Walmart jewelry case while his six-year-old daughter told him to stop. Later...
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Hispanic Women Are Key to Emerging Target Market July 6, 2015
NBC profiles who’s managing the money in Latino households. Hispanic women are a rising economic force, according to a report by NBC, which cites figures suggesting they will comprise...
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For Colorado Jeweler, Love is a Weighty Subject For Colorado Jeweler, Love is a Weighty Subject July 7, 2015, published in Best Practices
When Troy Thollot of Thollot Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in Thornton, CO, first noticed the email from ABC in his inbox, he thought...
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Why Guess? Ask a Virtual Focus Group Why Guess? Ask a Virtual Focus Group July 6, 2015, published in Customer Service
Struggling for interesting new content for your social media feed? Why not ask your followers what they want to see?
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Turner & Tatler Revives Vintage Finds Turner & Tatler Revives Vintage Finds July 1, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
If there’s ever a jewelry buzzword that never fades in popularity, it’s “vintage.” Most shoppers have a soft spot for a little...
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Stilettoes Kick Butt As #1 Earring Silhouette Stilettoes Kick Butt As #1 Earring Silhouette June 30, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Although I very much like ear climbers (and I have since the beginning), ultimately, the more important earring shape this year is...
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Keep Cool and Quiet to Defuse Angry Customers Keep Cool and Quiet to Defuse Angry Customers June 30, 2015, published in Best Practices
I recently read about a technique for dealing with angry customers -- over the phone.
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The Jeweler: At the Movies The Jeweler: At the Movies June 24, 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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Things Are Just Peachy Things Are Just Peachy June 24, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
It crossed my mind, during the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, that the somewhat sudden profusion of peach gemstones could be...
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Meet & Greet Your Next Star Staffer: GIA Career Fair Scheduled in New York Meet & Greet Your Next Star Staffer: GIA Career Fair Scheduled in New York June 23, 2015, published in Best Practices
Last year, when researching a package of articles for INSTORE about how to avoid “hires from hell!” , I got an earful as well...
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