January 2011

New year, new Diet

I had the opportunity recently to chat with newly inducted California Jewelers Association (CJA) President James Orloff about a cool new initiative the CJA has launched to help get recession-flogged C... read more..

"Composite Rubies"

This blog entry was written and submitted to National Jeweler 10X by gem author Antoinette Matlins. Are you one of the increasing number who are buying and selling “composite rubies”—unknowingly? If y... read more..

Do you ‘like’ the idea of selling on Facebook?

In late December, 109-year-old retailer J.C. Penney took a bold social media step forward when it started hawking its wares on Facebook, a move that has been met with lukewarm reviews. While nobody ca... read more..

Holidays ring in engagements

In the jewelry industry, it's a common truism that the holiday season equals engagement season, and it's one that certainly didn't miss Hollywood this year. Stars including Reese Witherspoon, LeAnn Ri... read more..

Woman returns stolen jewelry after 30 Years

As we enter the New Year, it is, as always, a time to reflect. This moving account, of a different kind of store interaction, was sent to National Jeweler by Michael Gross of H.L.Gross & Bro., Garden ... read more..
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