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Hot Sellers: March 2015

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Celestial Charm bangle by Wind & Fire Jewelry in recycled brass with antique gold finish. MSRP: $26, windandfirejewelry.com

Wind & Fire bracelets (by C.G. Creations). We sold over a thousand this pas season. — John Carom, Abby’s Gold & Gems, Uniontown, PA

  • Freida Rothman has done very well for us. The line has all ages involved. Customers just love the interesting color combinations of silver, gold and black. The unique designs are very cutting edge. Can’t wait for their sunglasses. — Scott Kelly, Jems Jewels & Gold, North Wales, PA
  • We had a good run on custom alterations. Customers came in with dated pieces and had us remodel them. — Steve Matero, Matero Fine Jewelry & Design, Millwood, NY
  • Quality Gold’s Sterling Shimmer collection is great. Also, miscellaneous silver items from Royal Chain’s catalog ordered by our staff and Bulova and Fossil watches. — Emily Clark, Spath Jewelers, Bartow, FL
  • Marquise diamond engagement rings. Sold two. Boy, was that fun! — Peter Manka Jr., Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY
  • EM Diamonds, Empire Corp. diamond earrings and Gem 2000 high-end color made the wrapping paper fly! Denise Oros, Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL
  • Remounts, Facets by Bernard’s. Also our logo wristwatches by Belair. — Richard Veader, Wakefield Jewelers, Wakefield, MA
  • We just purchased a ceramic nano-coating machine and started plating some of our sterling designs in bright colors. People are grabbing them up like crazy! — Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Colored stone jewelry, especially blue topaz and opal. Tacori 18K/925 in soft pastel colors. — Dorothy Vodicka, The Gem Collection, Tallahassee, FL
  • We had a huge run on engagement rings. This is unheard of in January but we are not complaining! — Mark Snyder, Snyder Jewelers, Weymouth, MA
  • Assorted jewelry from Lau International — sterling silver with diamonds. Sterling silver and colored stone jewelry from Benjamin Cohen. 14K gold and diamond jewelry from Aryas Collection. — Frank Salinardi, Linardi’s Jewelers, Plantation, FL
  • Bridal, St. Arnes’ especially, and dancing diamonds by Ostbye. — Newton Starnes, Newton’s Fine Jewelry, Flowood, MS
  • Rembrandt Charms were up 47 percent.— Blake Pitts, Mark Friedman’s Custom Jewelers, Yorktown, VA
  • Pandora, moving diamond pendants (from Ashi, GemsOne and Simply Diamonds). — Rachel Hardester, Lee Ann’s Fine Jewelry, Russellville, AR
  • We had a smorgasbord of sales — engagement rings, wedding bands, Breitling watches, Elizabeth Locke, Konstantino, Marco Bicego, Lagos, Lalique — it was across the board with no category standing out. — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • We have several custom bridal orders in the works with Noam Carver, as well as three nice custom pendants. — Brian McCall, Midwest Jewelers and Estate Buyers, Zionsville, IN

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