Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

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 practical. “I loved working with gems, but thought you couldn’t make a living creating jewelry.”

“I started collecting rocks when I was ten.  I was mesmerized by my first purchase, a quartz and pyrite mineral specimen - its beautiful crystalline structure. My parents spoke to a local Chattanooga lapidarist when I was 12 and they accepted me as an apprentice. I learned how to cut cabochons and cast jewelry and gained knowledge of gems. I made my first ring that year. My dad still wears it.”

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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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What’s Hot Now - The Designer’s Perspective

The power of fashion. It’s your secret tool. Tap into today’s hottest trends to add excitement, allure and entice your clients.

Featuring designer jewelry creates a cu...

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High end design in High Point, NC

High end design in High Point, NC

“I treasure nature’s colors” reveals Gary Simon. “Lapis, opal, pearl, onyx... the rich juxtaposition of colors and shaping in gemstones.”

Simon’s affinity for ...

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Reach out and touch someone

It’s all about connections, in business as in life. Your rapport with your clients and business partners greases the wheels of progress. Personal links, the emotional g...

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After a long Winter, Spring!

What a year. It’s a stretch to remember day-to-day business before the economic meltdown of fall 2008. A new shifting landscape is emerging - economic, social, business...

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What is it about Valentine’s Day?

It’s the dead of winter with no end in sight to cold, short days and dark, longer nights. Suddenly a breath of whimsy, caprice and romance stirs the air with a ray of h...

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The Madoff Plunder - Record auction sales benefit victims

A platinum Edwardian emerald and diamond link bracelet.  Pre-Victorian era diamond earrings.  Over 40 watches including 17 Rolexes, one a famed WWII “prisoner watch...

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