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Hot Sellers: July 2014

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Hot Sellers: July 2014

Bastian Inverun diamond stud earrings. — Charles Beaudet, Beaudet Jewelry, Eugene, OR

  • Pandora was huge for Mother’s Day and graduation with so many charms that appeal to the occasions and are reasonably priced. — Annette Kinzie, Leonard Jewelry, Stillwater, OK
  • Pink sapphires and blackened metals are on fire for us! — Deric Metzger, DeMer Jewelry, Oceanside, CA
  • In bridal there were two standouts: Valina and Verragio. They just keep getting stronger. — Donna Fagan, A & E Jewelers, Appleton, WI
  • Gold fashion was strong with flexible bracelets by Chimento leading the charge. — Peter Manka Jr., Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY
  • Honora pearl strands are doing well. — Hank Haan, Haan Jewelers, Byron Center, MI
  • Customers love the stylish looks of Breuning sterling silver and yellow or rose gold-plate necklaces and earrings. — Alan Goodheart, Goodheart’s Jewelry, Overland Park, KS
  • Rhythm of Love (by GemsOne) again drove the diamond gift-giving side of our business. Our Mother’s Day flier was surprisingly productive! — Jodi Winters, J.L. Winters Jewelers, Muncy, PA
  • We did very well with Breitling watches. Elizabeth Locke sold very well for Mother’s Day, especially her gold link bracelets, and some nice pieces from Penny Preville also found new homes. — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • Small designers and artists not available in mall store or any big box: Ed Levin, The Touch, Waxing Poetic, Mar of Santa Barbara, and Anna Beck. — Tory Michel, Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, MA
  • Tom Kruskal’s beautiful handmade Argentium silver pieces. Our clients love supporting local designers and he is a fellow New Englander! — MJ Chanski, Hannoush Jewelers, Rutland, VT
  • Artistry Ltd. did well after ordering fresh inventory! — Lee Krombholz, Krombholz Jewelers, Cincinnati, OH
  • We’re selling rose gold Hagit Designs anklets and toe rings in a shocking quantity. According to my customers, I am the only one carrying these. — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR
  • Pearls proved to be yet again one of our best sellers. They make for the perfect gift! — Morgan Bartel, Susann’s Custom Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Jude Frances bracelets. Nina Nguyen earrings. — Andrea Riso, Talisman Collection, El Dorado Hills, CA

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