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LAST MONTH, 232 pages. This month, 224. By a good margin, the two biggest editions in our history. But instead of a stretched-out, fattened version of one of our typical issues ? — no, never! ?– we’ve got some of our coolest features of the year. Highlights: 

It’s our annual Las Vegas shopping issue ? and this time around, trend watcher/forecaster Paul Holewa consults industry experts, top retailers (and possibly even a few astrologists) to give you the definitive take on what will be hot this holiday season. 

Not one but two terrific supplements (both requiring lo-o-o-ng journeys) ? an enlightening visit to the jewelry manufacturers of Mumbai, India, by senior editor Ralf Kircher and then Josh Wimmer’s magical mystery-shopping tour around America in InDiamonds. Both are must-reads! 

More of the ups and downs of Mark and Monika Clodius as they competely overhaul their Rockford, IL, store in ?Re-Thinking the Store.? If you’re thinking of renovating your store, have ever renovated your store, or just need confirmation of your vow to never, ever, renovate your store, it’s a fascinating series. We’re waiting for HBO to contact us about the cable-TV rights.  

Speaking of redone stores, we’ve got a super-cool one in this month’s ?Cool Stores? ? Holly Wesche Conn’s Wesche Jewelers in Viera, FL. Holly’s been talking about the project of creating her new stand-alone store for the last couple years, and now we all can see why she was so excited. Wow!

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There’s a lot more great stuff, but I’m out of space. So, block out a little time, sit back and enjoy this monster!

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
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You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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Read Me!

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Don’t be intimidated. this issue is sweet …

LAST MONTH, 232 pages. This month, 224. By a good margin, the two biggest editions in our history. But instead of a stretched-out, fattened version of one of our typical issues ? — no, never! ?– we’ve got some of our coolest features of the year. Highlights: 

It’s our annual Las Vegas shopping issue ? and this time around, trend watcher/forecaster Paul Holewa consults industry experts, top retailers (and possibly even a few astrologists) to give you the definitive take on what will be hot this holiday season. 

Not one but two terrific supplements (both requiring lo-o-o-ng journeys) ? an enlightening visit to the jewelry manufacturers of Mumbai, India, by senior editor Ralf Kircher and then Josh Wimmer’s magical mystery-shopping tour around America in InDiamonds. Both are must-reads! 

More of the ups and downs of Mark and Monika Clodius as they competely overhaul their Rockford, IL, store in ?Re-Thinking the Store.? If you’re thinking of renovating your store, have ever renovated your store, or just need confirmation of your vow to never, ever, renovate your store, it’s a fascinating series. We’re waiting for HBO to contact us about the cable-TV rights.  

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Speaking of redone stores, we’ve got a super-cool one in this month’s ?Cool Stores? ? Holly Wesche Conn’s Wesche Jewelers in Viera, FL. Holly’s been talking about the project of creating her new stand-alone store for the last couple years, and now we all can see why she was so excited. Wow!

There’s a lot more great stuff, but I’m out of space. So, block out a little time, sit back and enjoy this monster!

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
Click here

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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