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10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 27, 2020
Store closures, the RapNet row, auction house updates and more.

Coach’s Corner: A Call for Togetherness

March 24, 2020
Columnist Pat Henneberry shares her thoughts on how members of the jewelry industry can support each other during these difficult times.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

March 20, 2020
This is how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the jewelry industry so far.

On Data: 10 Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Fallout

March 20, 2020
In this special edition of On Data, Sherry Smith talks virtually connecting with customers and compiling a cheat sheet for employees on available resources.

On Data: A Closer Look at Loose Diamonds

March 17, 2020
Sherry Smith looks at sales and gross margins on loose diamonds in her latest deep-dive into industry data.

Squirrel Spotting: Why Some Salespeople Avoid Asking for the Sale

March 10, 2020
It might be because they have a fear of rejection, and Peter Smith might have a solution for you.

The Smart Lab: Have You Been Reviewed Yet?

March 2, 2020
If not, you’re missing out on the chance to increase your store’s online visibility and set yourself apart from competitors, writes Emmanuel Raheb.

Designer’s Diary: An Appreciation for Craftsmanship

February 25, 2020
A trip to the Oscar Heyman workshop in New York got Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf thinking about the difficulty of building something that lasts in this fast-paced world.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 23, 2020
A major retail executive steps down, a collection of favorite quotes, Tucson musings, and more.

Coach’s Corner: 28 of My Favorite Sales Quotes

February 19, 2020
From Steve Jobs to Babe Ruth to herself, Pat Henneberry shares her favorite thoughts on sales and success.

On Data: Independents End 2019 on an Upswing

February 11, 2020
Despite a few challenging months, 2019 turned out to be a positive year for the independent jeweler, Sherry Smith writes.

Coach’s Corner: 6 Questions Salespeople Need to Ask Themselves

February 6, 2020
The Jewelry Coach Pat Henneberry wants to know about your value proposition, your role models and more.

Squirrel Spotting: Tim Ell and His Wedding Bells

January 28, 2020
Peter Smith tells the tale of how a retailer overcame the odds to realize his dream.

The Smart Age: SEO Trends of 2020

January 14, 2020
Smart Age Solutions’ Emmanuel Raheb talks intent matching, and the importance of good content and mobile in his first column of the new year.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

January 5, 2020
Why one watch show has been postponed, a new gem and mineral museum opens in Maine, how to set intentions for 2020 and more.

Designs on Marketing: Setting Intentions for 2020

January 3, 2020
Taking the time to assess the last 365 days and set goals for the year ahead is paramount to the progression of your business.

On Data: A Merry December for Independents So Far

December 18, 2019
The Edge Retail Academy’s Sherry Smith returns with a mini-update on how the holiday season is going.

The PR Adviser: Saying Good Riddance to 2019

December 17, 2019
Had a bad year? You’re not alone, writes our resident PR adviser, Lilian Raji, in her latest column.
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