How does it go? "Treat others as you would like to be treated," I think. Which means that if you would like someone to walk into your store and shell out a few thousand dollars for a piece of jewelry...
Of the 800-plus brick-and-mortar shops projected to close their doors for good this year, how many will be missed? That's a question that was posed to attendees of the American Gem Society Conclave by management expert Jim Collins. How many...
10. You check under your bed for life preservers…just in case. 9. Green asparagus looks strangely discolored to you. 8. You attend a trade show and wonder where all the dogs and baby strollers are. 7. You feel the need...
Many retail jewelers view e-commerce sites—and online auction sites in particular—with a skeptical eye. But some are discovering how to use these sites to their advantage. For example, Maryland-based Mervis Diamond Importers recently announced a partnership with auction site Bid4Assets.com...
So I hit the malls last weekend looking for dresses for the seven (yes, you read that correctly) weddings I've got coming up this season. I didn't get very far, however, as I just could not compete with the mobs...
Emily Armenta So original, yet so on trend, these pendants just beg to be layered on top of a summer dress (that is, if summer would ever get here). From the "Midnight" collection, the pieces come in 18-karat gold and...
Looks like I am on the wrong career path. Forbes has released its annual list of salaries for the chief executive officers of America's 500 biggest companies. The CEOs, whose salaries received an aggregate 6 percent pay increase last year,...
In the brief two years since its launch, YouTube has gone from a clearinghouse for random, offbeat videos to a bonified new media source arguably as influential in politics as it is in pop culture. (Who can forget George Allen's...
I'm a celebrity junkie as much as anyone. I devour Us Weekly and People each week when they arrive in the office, and I have been known to prefer Access Hollywood to World News Tonight. Nonetheless, even I have overdosed...
Yael Sonia "Curve" ring in 18-karat yellow gold with 9 mm Tahitian pearls and diamonds totaling 0.47 carats. I love the way this ring has such bold lines and fluidity, and looks like a tiny sculpture for your hand. The...
By Teresa Novellino I think a certain dog in Maryland is entitled to a trip to the pet spa and a whole lot of dog biscuits. Jewelry artist Debbie Parkhurst says she was eating an apple last Friday when she...
Better keep your pop tunes handy, you never know who might walk through the door of your store. John Mayer, 29, was spotted Friday for the third time in as many months, jewelry shopping for himself and gal pal Jessica...
At least one jeweler should probably do more than just buy jewelry at Las Vegas Market Week this year. New York jeweler Danny Yousefzadeh, 40, won first place and almost a half million dollars in a World Series of Poker...
Sarah Graham Metalsmithing, (800) 670-0917 Bamboo Hoop Earrings in 18-karat white gold and diamonds. These earrings measure about 3/4-inch in diameter and perfectly illustrate two hot jewelry trends of the moment: non-traditional hoops and organic inspiration. Suggested retail price is...
The jewelry industry loves billionaires. After all, how many regular old millionaires can plunk down $250,000 for a new necklace or a fancy ring? Apparently, the jewelry industry breeds billionaires, too. A good chunk of the people on Forbes' recently...
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