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News analysis, retail advice, style insights, and life as a jeweler

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21 Jan

Retailers in vacation spots realize, perhaps more than most, the importance of shopping as entertainment, and the value of being a local business.

20 Jan

21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling, Jeffrey Gitomer's latest book on the fundamentals of the sales process, updates the ideas and good sales-floor practices that he has advocated for the last 30 years. While some of the RULES of sales may have changed in recent years, Gitomer argues, the LAWS remain the same. Learn them and sales will become easier and more rewarding. Break them, and you'll be fighting on price.

17 Jan
     
FILL IN THE BLANK:
Happy Days premiered 40 years ago this week. The Happy Days character I am most like is ___________.
 

Welcome to "Fill in the Blank," a weekly helping of nutritious thought for growing jewelry store owners.

16 Jan

Lately, I've been transfixed with a reality television show. It's not what you think. Doesn't involve long beards or anyone named Kardashian. It's a program not everyone's going to be able to get, but it ought to be required watching for nearly every jeweler and jewelry salesperson.

15 Jan

There are many different definitions of merchandising. Some are broad, others narrow.

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Insights into today's headlines

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Florida Policeman Charged with Theft Following Jewelry Store Break-in February 07, 2014

The third robber wore blue. The first two burglars cut a hole in the roof at a Jared's store in P...

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Buffett Backs Billion-Dollar Basketball Bet February 07, 2014

The odds are ever in his favor. With news of jeweler Jeff Dennis’s $70,000 Super Bowl bet still...

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Jeweler Faces Two Years in Prison for Buying Stolen Goods February 07, 2014

Robbery ring believed to have netted $3 million from break-ins. A jeweler in the New York City Di...

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Nerds Offer 3-D Jewelry to Help the Dudes February 07, 2014

There’s hope at last. An on-line jewelry start-up is offering a 3-D solution to the inevitable ...

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Czech Banks Lose Big on Gemstone Gamble February 07, 2014

Pssst: Wanna buy a suitcase full of rubies? A group of Czech banks lent almost $20 million agains...

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To-Do: Lose 100 Pounds, Break Engagement, Become a Jeweler February 06, 2014

A Valentine’s tale of love, will-power and the GIA. A master’s degree candidate in social wor...

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French Jewel Thief Kisses His Way to Prison February 06, 2014

We will always have Paris. Police have nailed one of the two men who invaded the home of a Parisi...

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Could Petra’s Big Blue Be Worth $60 Million? February 06, 2014

Company CEO isn’t saying. While the jewelry world waits breathlessly for Petra Diamonds to anno...

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Gold’s Price Decline Hits Olympic Medals February 06, 2014

Value is down 20 percent from 2012. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gold medal’s “podium value...

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Target Will Spend $100 Million to Protect Against Cyber Crime February 06, 2014

Many other retailers remain reluctant to foot the bill. Taking its apology tour to Washington D.C...

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