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Mia Katrin

“Think of it as an investment” Gems & jewelry as an investment - Part II

How many times when selling engagement rings, diamonds and high end jewelry have you encouraged your clients by reminding them that it’s an investment? Speaking knowledgeably about jewelry and gems as investments helps to gain your client’s trust and burnishes your reputation. For both novices and seasoned investors, reviewing a few guidelines and caveats is useful. Jay Boyle, Senior Buyer for JTV (Jewelry Television, www.jtv.com), considered the world’s largest purveyor of colored gems, buys millions of dollars of gems yearly. Frequently traveling to buy from the source at exotic mining locales while also presenting gems directly to customers on live TV, his perspective on the colored gem market is unique.

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The Joy of Jewels - Gems and jewelry as investments

The Joy of Jewels - Gems and jewelry as investments

Investing wisely in gems and jewelry opens the possibility for long-term preservation of capital while simultaneously reaping the fruits of that wealth - the beauty of so...

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What’s your story?

“Once upon a time…” Remember as a child anticipating story time, the weaving of a web of magic and romance? Fairy tales and family legends link us to the larger dra...

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Ask Monty - What’s happening with the economy?

Ask Monty - What’s happening with the economy?

I recently sat down with long-time friend Monty Guild, a Los Angeles investment analyst, to ask him about current trends in the economy and how they impact retail jeweler...

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Sizzling Summer Style

Sizzling Summer Style

Summer fashion is blazing with hot new trends to excite and entice. Fashion sells! What’s trending on runways and spotted on celebrities quickens the pulse of your clie...

The Birth of a Treasure

The Birth of a Treasure

Expecting the birth of her first child in 2008, Puja Bordia realized the time was right to launch her lifelong dream, her own designer jewelry company. Descended from 18 ...

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A Treasure of Jewels

A Treasure of Jewels

“Dream big, work hard and make it happen,” Puja Bordia, founder of the Tresor Collection of fine jewelry (tresorcollection.com), recently shared her fascinating color...

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The New Royal Style - Royal Makeover?

News flash! According to the Daily Mail HRH Queen Elizabeth has decreed that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate, on her upcoming visit to Australia, will wear longer hemlines. T...

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How conscious is your business?

In November 2013 the National Labor Relations Board announced it would prosecute Wal-Mart, the country’s largest employer, for widespread violations of workers’ right...

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