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Google Glass Debuts at JA New York Show July 28, 2014
Device transforms trade show into a jewelry store. Diamond Concierge Service, a New York City jeweler...
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Store Goes from Oldest to Newest in Three Days July 28, 2014
Fourth-generation Carolina jeweler wanted a fresh start. It took only three days or so for the oldest...
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Report: Swatch Touch Will Add Fitness Functions July 28, 2014
CEO says new line to come next year. Several days after the company denied rumors that it was working...
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Neil Lane Ring Is Highlight of TV Star’s Surprise Wedding July 28, 2014
It’s four carats of diamonds set in rose gold and platinum. Naya Rivera of the cast of “Glee”...
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Vogue Writer Thinks Diamonds May Be Losing Their Cool July 28, 2014
Some smart-set wives are opting for plain bands. After a seemingly endless introduction – and...
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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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