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Jeweler Drue Sanders Braved a Cape Cod Winter in a Tent October 24, 2014
“I was that determined” to open my first store, she says. Let no one say that Albany, NY jeweler...
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The Bieb Drops a Bundle on Three Bejeweled Gold Necklaces October 24, 2014
And, oh yes, a brand new Rolls-Royce. Justin Bieber has amassed an estimated $200 million fortune,...
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Amazon Loses $15 Billion in Market Value after Third-Quarter Slump October 24, 2014
Analysts don’t expect the fourth quarter to be much better. All the terrible things you ever...
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Richemont Gets Court Backing for Fight against Counterfeiters October 24, 2014
Ruling may have international repercussions. Luxury conglomerate Richemont – whose holdings...
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Report: Video-Chat Customer Service Is Growing Nationwide October 24, 2014
American Express is among companies trying it out. Video-chat customer service is growing across...
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Fill in the Blank: Dream Service Fill in the Blank: Dream Service October 24, 2014, published in Around the Web
Welcome to "Fill in the Blank," a weekly helping of nutritious thought for growing jewelry store owners.
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Think Your Phone Bills are High? How’s $166,000 Sound? Think Your Phone Bills are High? How’s $166,000 Sound? October 23, 2014, published in Customer Service
As if there aren’t enough worries in the world, turns out our phones can be hacked. Yesterday’s news, you say? Not your cellphone;...
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A Jewelry Designer Who’ll Miss His Mentor, Oscar de la Renta A Jewelry Designer Who’ll Miss His Mentor, Oscar de la Renta October 22, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
On Monday, when I checked my Instagram, I saw this post from fine jewelry designer Simon Alcantara: “Rest in peace. You will be...
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Three Things I Liked This Week: The Deskside Edition Three Things I Liked This Week: The Deskside Edition October 22, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
One of the great luxuries of working on INSTORE and INDESIGN is seeing new, fresh-from-the-bench pieces and meeting with their designers....
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Fill in the Blank: Displeasure to Serve Fill in the Blank: Displeasure to Serve October 17, 2014, published in Around the Web
Welcome to "Fill in the Blank," a weekly helping of nutritious thought for growing jewelry store owners.
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Angelina Is In Spring’s “It” Earring . . . Yes, Already Angelina Is In Spring’s “It” Earring . . . Yes, Already October 16, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
This fall, in my blogs, I’ve pointed to three key jewelry trends taking shape at this time, which are sure to be big for spring:...
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