Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

The Statement Necklace

The Statement Necklace

Liz Taylor’s fabulous La Peregrina pearl necklace sold in December for a record $11 million at Christie’s, reaching the highest price ever for pearl jewelry at auction and far surpassing its $2-3 million estimated price. The Cartier pearl, diamond and ruby necklace given to the actress by her husband Richard Burton features a huge tear-drop natural pearl discovered in the 16th century in the Gulf of Panama. The pearl La Peregrina, meaning “the wanderer,” has a long resplendent history. Owned by kings and queens including King Philip II of Spain, it is immortalized in 17th century Velazquez royal portraits. It’s a statement necklace par excellence.

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Yes You Can!

Positive thinking. It’s a powerful force. How can you tap into it to increase your success?

Nothing breeds success like success. It’s a virtuous circle. You know the f...

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It’s Golden “As good as gold.” “The Golden Age.” “The gold standard.”

“As good as gold.” “The Golden Age.” “The gold standard.”

With gold hovering near record highs of $2000 an ounce, all eyes are on this most precious commodity....

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Sizzling Summer Style

Summer’s ablaze with all the hottest new trends sparking your customer’s desires from now into fall. Get on board and promote these fashion waves to reap their full i...

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Tapping the Designer Trend

Looking to add another engine to your sales? The hot trend of designer lines can be a powerful tool to jump start your business. In today’s economy, it pays to be proac...

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The Self-Purchasing Woman

Like bread and butter or peaches and cream - the connection of women and jewelry is powerful and primal. What makes it tick? Romance, beauty, sentiment, symbolism, all fa...

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A haven for the arts in the heart of Tennessee

A haven for the arts in the heart of Tennessee

“My parents told me to ‘go where your heart is,’” says Stephen Spicer recalling his college years, struggling with a marine biology major he thought would be prac...

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Happy Holidays: Formulas for success in the emerging economy

Holiday Season 2010. What a great opportunity to take stock of the new retail landscape. It’s been two years since the economic meltdown. Though these years have been c...

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SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show Fashion Wrap Up

SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show Fashion Wrap Up

Fall and Holiday Preview

It was all glamour and glitz at the SJTA Atlanta Show August 7-9 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. A new feature - “Jewelry on the Catwalk,” a fash...

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