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Beyoncé’s Got a New Pair of (Diamond-Studded) Shoes August 4, 2015
Jeweler designs them with 1,300 stones. Beyoncé has been shopping, certainly not news in itself, but one of her most recent purchases is certainly worthy of the attention it’s getting...
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Earring Discovery Burns Up the Web August 4, 2015
One woman’s Twitter news has been shared nearly 40,000 times. A Twitter user is burning up the internet with the astonishing news that the little plastic discs on the back of inexpensive...
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Two-Faced Watches Are a Double Whammy for Apple August 4, 2015
The new one has an 18K-gold version for $112,000. Pinnacle Watches has introduced a luxury timepiece with space on the reverse side of its band for an Apple Watch, “an innovation so ...
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Signed Jewelry Used to Be Considered Tacky August 4, 2015
Those were the days. Interesting historical tidbit in a Harper’s Bazaar piece about vintage clothing and jewelry: “Did you know Coco Chanel and Schiaparelli didn't sign any of their...
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Hotel Offers Real Diamonds in 60th Anniversary Special August 4, 2015
Neil Lane designed the two-carat necklace. The Beverly Hilton in L.A. is celebrating its 60th this year with a $24,000 Diamond Anniversary special that includes a night in the Presidential...
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Mignon Faget Celebrates New Orleans’ Rebirth Mignon Faget Celebrates New Orleans’ Rebirth August 4, 2015, published in Best Practices
As a resident of New Orleans for the past two years, I’m very much a newcomer. But I’ve lived here long enough to understand...
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Give Your Displays a Literary Touch Give Your Displays a Literary Touch August 3, 2015, published in Customer Service
Persona Jewelry+ creative director Dustin Rennells recently expounded on the Boston store’s beautiful window displays...
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The Dirty World of Digital Marketing The Dirty World of Digital Marketing July 31, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. — James Cardinal Gibbons Digital Marketing – talk about buzzwords!...
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JA-New York Show Trend: In the Black JA-New York Show Trend: In the Black July 30, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Imagination exhilarates and, certainly, that’s what exhibitors did this year at the summer JA-New York Show—particularly...
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The Jeweler: Fakes The Jeweler: Fakes July 29, 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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"I Do Not Reorder Pieces": Heresy or Genius? July 27, 2015, published in Customer Service
Inventory experts would have you reorder every fast-selling piece in your store – and they’re generally right. However,...
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Jewelers For Water: Fine-Tuning the Message Jewelers For Water: Fine-Tuning the Message July 27, 2015, published in Best Practices
Although the scope of Alethe Fatherley’s caring may sometimes seem as deep and wide as the ocean, what she cares most about these...
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Spelling Out the Appeal of Acrostic Jewelry Spelling Out the Appeal of Acrostic Jewelry July 24, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Personal jewelry — delicate in scale and loaded with meaning for the wearer — remains a hot seller. And combining it with a trend...
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