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INSTORE Staff

Retail Organization Partly Blames Amazon and eBay for Shoplifting Crime Wave

Eileen McClelland

14 Innovative Showcase Strategies That Will Make Your Mind Whir

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Press Releases

Top Firms Showing at Select Jewelry Show

Trace Shelton

Why We Shouldn’t Take “Normal” For Granted

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David S. Geller

Here’s Why You Should Hire a Secret Shopper to Shop Your Own Store

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Shane Decker

These Statistics Show That Most Jewelers Can Dramatically Improve Their Closing Ratios

turquil

A Custom Approach to Online

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Chris Burslem

19 Tips To Build A Driven, Happy Team That Works To Win

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David Brown

These Are the Most Important Financial Metrics You Need to Know

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Beth Bernstein

Colored Gemstones Light Up The Red Carpet

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Tim Searfoss

20 of the Funniest ‘The Jeweler’ Cartoons of All Time

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Jimmy DeGroot

Video: 4 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Jewelry-Store Team

David Squires

Getting Back to Work: Off the Road — the Changing Role of the Manufacturer’s Rep

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Dave Richardson

Here’s Why Comfortable Chairs Can Make or Break a Sale

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Howard Cohen

Victoria’s Secret Model Taylor Hill Shows Off Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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Becky Stone

These Are the Top 4 Jewelry Trends To Pick Up for Fall

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Kate Peterson

A Newly Hired Jeweler Leaves The Store Without Permission, Then Returns As If Nothing Has Happened

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SmartWork Media Content Studio

The State of Jewelry Retailing: Who’s Buying, Where and Why

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Barbara Palumbo

Jewelry Designer Lecil Henderson Was a ‘Pièce Unique’

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Jim Ackerman

Video: Don’t Be Afraid to Run Multiple Jewelry Marketing Promotions at Once

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Tanya Dukes

Holiday Gift Guide: Building Blocks For Her Jewelry Box

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Kyle Bullock

Podcast: The 12 Days of Christmas … Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

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James Ritchie

Winter Weather Slams US Retailers, Including Jewelers

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Abe Sherman

How Do You Square This Circle?

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Josh Wimmer

Take Off That Hat!

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Lorraine DePasque

This New Jewelry Was Inspired by the Great Beyond

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Andrea Hill

To Be Positive In Your Marketing, Be Optimistic In Real Life

Ralf Kircher

Best-Performing Jewelry Brand for INSTORE Readers Changes for First Time in Years

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Shane O'Neill

Podcast: What’s Your Instagram Lifestyle?

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INSTORE Staff

Tourneau Is Changing Its Name

Anna Tyler

Finalist-ACS 2003 – Rafinity

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Jeff Unger

Jeff Unger: I Wish

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Megan Crabtree

Avoid Post-Vegas Panic by Prioritizing These 3 Action Items

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Charles Pobee-Mensah

Is Apple Hurting Your Facebook Advertising?

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Cullen Wulf

Video: It’s Not My Problem When You Buy a $120 Ring and Your Wife Finds Out It’s ‘Fake’

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Edahn Golan

Edahn Golan: The Lab-Grown Consumer Numbers That You Need To Know

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Julie Fanselow

Wanna Buy a Watch Here? Join the Club

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Aleah Arundale

Call A Diamond A ‘Rock’? Here’s Why You Should

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Emmanuel Raheb

The Ultimate Guide For Social Media Content Creation

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Liz Kantner

This Fierce Female Client Type Wants Jewelry As Powerful As She Is

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Harriet Heithaus

When Wisconsin Store Redesigned, There Was a Surprise in Every Corner

Sarah Yates

ACS 2005 7th Place: Murphy Jewelers

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Kathleen Cutler

3 Ways to Convert Virtual Sales

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Denise Oros

Illinois Store Owner Talks Christmas COVID Bingo, Funny Customer Questions and a Record-Breaking December

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Sherry Smith

Replenish or Reprice? What to Do With Aged Inventory for the Holidays

Monica Stephenson

Monica Stephenson: Semi-Precious — Says Who?

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Evan James Deutsch

Here Are 3 Ways to Beat Online Retailers

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Cathleen McCarthy

Brash Boston Store Serves Passionate Clientele (Including Lots of New England Patriots)

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Cindy Edelstein

Customer Types: The Power Player

Jennifer Farnes

Here’s How To Get Millennials’ Attention

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Bill Warren

Here Are 4 Characteristics of Successful Jewelers, According to Bill Warren

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Michael Indelicato

My Diamond Price Predictions for 2021 … And How You Can Capitalize

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Pam Levine

What’s Next in Retail? Here Are Lessons Learned at This Year’s National Retail Federation’s “Big Show’

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Smart Age Solutions

The Digital Doc: Creating a Marketing Plan for the Holidays, and More Q4-Related Questions

Matthijs Braakman

To Achieve More, You Must Motivate Better

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Ellen Fruchtman

Should You Market During the COVID-19 Crisis? Heck Yes

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Pamela Mitchell

Century-Old Ohio Store is Ready for Whatever Comes Next

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Tom Duma

Follow This Formula to Calculate Return on Investment (ROI) in Marketing

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Andy Malis

Congratulations on Surviving the Recession … Now It’s Time To Put A Stake In The Ground

Paul Holewa

ACS 2006 2nd Place: Josephs Jewelers

Todd Wasylyshyn

Independent – Schmindependent!

Erinn Hutkin

This Chicago Classic Has a New Look and New Location

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Wendy Paler

10 Tips to a More Useful and Customer-Driven Online Presence

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Jesse Burkhart

11 Things That Only Jewelers Can Understand

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Leslie McGwire

The Plumb Club and RJC Deepen Relationship

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Scott Ginsberg

How to Replace Perfection with Progress in Your Jewery Store

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Angie Ash

Get Personal with Clienteling

Tiffany Stevens

3 Things You Can Do Now to Limit Your Long-Term Liability

David Sexton

The 3 Most Important Rules to Remember in Case of Robbery

Sharon Edry

ACS 2005 9th Place: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery & Studio

Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson: Eye of the Beholder

Susan Granger

ACS 2017 Small Cool 2nd Place: EC Design

Judy Truesdell

Llyn Strong Fine Jewelry

Andy Koehn

To Sell More Jewelry, Be More Selfish

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Gloria Maccaroni

How to Make Your Social Media SEO-Friendly

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Daniela Balzano

To Start Making More Sales, Summon Your Inner Challenger

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Rod Worley

Why a New Set of Eyes Could Be All You Need to See Your Business Differently

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Elizabeth Kellar

21 of Jewelry Retailers’ Biggest Fears and How to Forget Them for Good

Rowena Pumihic

19 Photos That Show Why Hugo Kohl Boutique and Factory Is One of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores

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David Blitt

This Jeweler Says Brands Are Competing With Brick and Mortar

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Steve Boudreau

Competition Is Absolutely Everywhere Now — and I Refuse to Be a Casualty

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Eve Alfille

How I Win Over Young People Who ‘Don’t Like Jewelry’

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Avedis Guerboian

A 72-Year-Old Jewelry Store’s Farewell Letter to the Millennials Who Just Don’t Understand

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Ryan Goff

Here Are 4 Reasons to Start Using TikTok

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T Lee

Jewelry Designers Can and Should Guide the Custom Discussion

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Larry Johnson

3 Simple Ways a “Good-Better-Best” Display Can Make You More Money

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Linda Cahan

Why You Need A Custom Visual Standards Manual

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Brett Weiler

The First America’s Coolest Stores Winner Reflects on What It Means

Melissa Becker

Guidance for Re-Opening Jewelry Businesses in a COVID-19 Era

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Yasemin Mutlu

Diamonds from a Distance: 6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Through COVID-19

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Angely Martinez

BIPOC Designers Seek Education And Business Development Opportunities

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Stephen Webster

Building Something Cool Means Having No Regrets, Says Stephen Webster

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Simon Watt

EAT Gallery Owner Reflects on 2019 Coolest Honor

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Jesse Balaity

Why Some COVID-19 Changes in Store Design Are Here to Stay

Dan Kisch

The Jewelry Industry Was the Star at This 116-Year-Old Event

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Mike Webb

Here’s Why the New Age of Marketing Requires New Methods

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Brain Squad

Event Ideas for the Dog Days of Summer and More Big Dates for July

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Conor Redmond

Jeweler Tactics: What the 2008 Great Recession Can Teach Us About COVID-19

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Bruce Freshley

When Advertising For The Holidays, Pick One Medium And Do It Well

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Terry Chandler

Hear Those Jingle Bells? They’re Also Wedding Bells

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Josh Linkner

4 Months of Focused Effort Could Change You for the Better

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Debbie Fox

Our Outgoing America’s Coolest Store Shares What Her Year Was Like

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Becky Beauchine Kulka

Here’s How We Make This the Best Time of Year at My Store

Rachael Kennedy

Fellow Jewelers, We Are the Problem … And We Alone Can Fix It

Shawn Higgins

One Retailer Who’s Traveled the World Challenges the Rest to Work and Buy Sustainably

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Daniel Spirer

Jeweler’s Vow: ‘I’m Not Measuring People’s Fingers for Free Anymore!’

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Avi Levy

IGI North American President Sees Omni-Channel Retail as the Way Forward

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Christian Tse

How One Jewelry Manufacturer Has Overhauled His Factory To Deal With COVID-19

Ronnie Crocker

Los Angeles Watch Retailer Goes For the Win With $2.5 Million Renovation

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Mark Rozanski

Want to Survive? Go Custom

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Sally Furrer

Sally Furrer: Create Your Jewelry Store Open-to-Buy Plan Based On Reality

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Debbie Kordansky

Jewelry Road Rep Navigates a Post-Lockdown World

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Adam Gerety

Online Spaces Allow Independent Jewelers to Enter the Global Marketplace

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Daniel Dabakarov

5 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Social Media

Erik Runyan

Jewelers Must Take These Steps to Avoid the Fate of the Dodo

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Elle Hill

How Failure Leads to Growth

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John Kennedy

10 Tips to Keep Your Jewelry Store Safe During the Holidays

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Bruce Audley

Sometimes Firing a Jewelry Customer Is For the Best … And Here’s a Perfect Example

Michelle Bailey

6 Keys for Building a Millennial-Friendly Showroom

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Laurie Owen

14 Keys to Stopping an Employee Embezzling From Your Jewelry Business

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John Buzogany

I Used to Make Jewelry. Now I Bake Cakes

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Lester Lampert

What Being Recognized as America’s Coolest Jewelry Store Means to Chicago’s Lester Lampert

William Irwin

A New Location Has Put This Historic Georgia Jeweler at the Heart of His City

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Jennifer Markas

Here’s How We Can Level The Playing Field For Women In The Jewelry Industry

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Jennifer Heebner and Kathy Grenier

Pearl Proponents Find Inspiration in the Journey of These Organic Gems

Mars Legarde

Get Virtual with The Plumb Club’s TPC-365

Heather Burleson

Online Competition Won’t Go Away, but Jewelers Can Fight It. Here’s How

Dominique Sotillo

10 Jewelry Display Mistakes to Avoid During the Holidays

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Brian McCall

To Buy Jewelry Over the Counter Correctly, a Big Brain Shift Is Required

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Sam Indelicato

5 Effective Strategies for Amplifying Your Digital Presence

Cliff Yankovich

Cliff Yankovich Dons A Superhero Cape To Mentor Youths

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Lydia Ksionda

Rough Edges, Inclusions and Fractures Add Their Own Beauty to Gemstones, Writes This Designer

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Alex Fetanat

Lead Generation vs. Lead Nurturing: Marketing For Jewelers

Robert Hallett

This Jeweler Explains Why Entering the America’s Coolest Stores Contest is Its Own Reward

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Aly Martinez

Million-Dollar Seller Achieves Jewelry Dreams

Mills Menser

Five Steps to More Profitably Buy Diamonds Off the Street

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Andrew Rickard

Want to Sell a Diamond? Favor Speed Over Specificity

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Rebecca Foerster

How the Value And Symbolism Of Diamonds Are Likely to Change

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Kaeleigh Testwuide

Secret Shopping Is Wasting Everyone’s Time

Dan and Jess Gendron

Watch Batteries Can Be Your 30-Cent Miracle

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Jay Gerber

From ‘The Last Dance’ to ‘The Answer,’ the NBA and Its Jewelry Always Dazzle

Justin Banaszynski

Essay Contest Winner: I’ve Seen the Enemy, and He is Me

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Bill Hutchinson

Business Was Good, and So Was the Economy. He Closed His Jewelry Store Anyway

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Marcus Newman

Why Group Insurance May Be Best for Your Business, Even If It’s Just You

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Lynelle Schmidt

A Competitor Bought 200 1-Star Reviews For Our Facebook Page – Here’s Our Story

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Chris Snowden

Buy That Laser Welder. (You Will Definitely Not Regret It.)

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Mark Clodius

Jewelers Can Count on Love and Christmas, Says Rockford Store Owner

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Jo Goralski

Wisconsin Jeweler Sees the Beauty and Necessity in Shop Dust

Dominick Gabriel

To Succeed Online, Retailers Need Brand Partners with Online Infrastructure, says Dominick Gabriel of Gabriel & Co.

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John Carter

Here’s Why Smiling With Your Eyes Can Make All The Difference

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John Kim

What Jewelers Need To Know About Augmented Reality Tech