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Robbery in China Foiled by Jeweler’s 60-Year Old Mother July 29, 2014
Nightly square-dancing is her fitness secret. A Chinese woman managed to foil the robbery attempt...
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Jeweler Helps Rally Fire-Ravaged Community July 29, 2014
Talisman Collection joins effort to help local firefighters. A jeweler whose Northern California...
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Four Major Retailers Stung By NBC News Expose on Lead-Glass Filled Rubies July 29, 2014
"Today Show" report says salespeople didn't correctly represent stones. A consumer-affairs reporter...
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San Francisco Lawmakers Consider Retail Workers Bill of Rights July 29, 2014
Far-reaching legislation would affect 1,250 retail stores. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors...
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Amazon Now Offering 3D Printed Jewelry July 29, 2014
New 3D products store allows buyers to customize earrings. Amazon introduced its 3D printed products...
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Amanda Gizzi Trend Session Amanda Gizzi Trend Session July 29, 2014, published in Customer Service
When Amanda Gizzi talks, people listen. At least, people who are interested in knowing and understanding the latest jewelry trends...
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Running Social Media Is Like Running A Store Running Social Media Is Like Running A Store July 29, 2014, published in Best Practices
I’ve been talking to experts and retailers for weeks about social media. I’ve learned a lot from everyone – which is good!...
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Our Goal: The Best, Biggest, Most Useful Survey Ever Our Goal: The Best, Biggest, Most Useful Survey Ever July 28, 2014, published in Customer Service
Each year we attempt to create the biggest, best, most awesome survey the jewelry industry has ever seen … and usually we...
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Sales Rebound Continues, Gold Joins the Rally Sales Rebound Continues, Gold Joins the Rally July 25, 2014, published in Money Matters
The rebound in jewelry-store performance that we have seen in recent months continued into June with an improvement on rolling 12-month...
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Hand Jewelry: A Thumbs-Up . . . or Down? Hand Jewelry: A Thumbs-Up . . . or Down? July 24, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
As anticipation grows for the February film release of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” I’ve been thinking especially about all this...
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