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Turkish Clerics Give Thumbs-Down To Men’s Earrings January 26, 2015
For women, they're great — not so much for men. A high-level body of Muslim clerics in Turkey has said that it is a sin for men to wear earrings. Arguing that they are intended to be...
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Child’s Play Costs Jeweler a $5 Million Necklace January 26, 2015
The perp might have been as young as 10. A girl possibly as young as ten was the point man for a $5 million robbery at a Hong Kong jewelry store last Friday. According to media reports,...
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Women “Want Mechanics,” Says Vacheron Constantin CEO January 26, 2015
New female customers prefer inner beauty. Vacheron Constantin will shift its focus from diamond-bedecked wristwatches for women to the inner workings of its multi-complication models....
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New Miss Whatsit Get New Crown January 26, 2015
World peace reigns for another year. OK, so a pretty girl from somewhere became the 63rd Miss Universe last night, sponsored by Donald Trump, judged by Donald Trump, at a hotel Trump...
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Small-Business Sales Had a Record 2014 January 26, 2015
And brokers expect the upward trend to continue. A record number of small businesses changed hands in 2014, 7,494, and business brokers expect the upward trend to continue as baby boomers...
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The SAGs Were No Slouch ... When It Comes to Jewelry The SAGs Were No Slouch ... When It Comes to Jewelry January 26, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Chances are you didn’t watch the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event usually runs a distant third behind the Golden Globes and...
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Got Something to Say? Say It in INSTORE Got Something to Say? Say It in INSTORE January 26, 2015, published in Customer Service
Have you ever felt excited, happy, frustrated or cautious about an issue/initiative/technology affecting our industry? Have you...
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3 Trends at JA New York’s Winter Jewelry Show 3 Trends at JA New York’s Winter Jewelry Show January 26, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Earlier this week, at the annual JA New York Winter Show, I got a pretty good idea of the direction designers will go forward with...
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Survey Group Jewelers Enjoy Record December Sales Survey Group Jewelers Enjoy Record December Sales January 22, 2015, published in Money Matters
Most jewelers will be smiling with glee after a healthy December's trading brought an end to 2014.
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The Jeweler: Bed Time Story The Jeweler: Bed Time Story January 21, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Catch "The Jeweler" every other Wednesday on INSTOREMAG.COM. For more cartoons from Tim Searfoss, go here.
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Greetings From Geneva: SIHH 2015 Greetings From Geneva: SIHH 2015 January 21, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Usually “civilized” is the last word one uses to describe marathon-long days reviewing watch collections. But that’s the word...
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