Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

To Bee or not to Bee?

To Bee or not to Bee?

Former Secretary of State Albright’s “Pin Diplomacy”

When Madeleine Albright, the former US Secretary of State, donned a wasp pin before an important meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, he was visibly disturbed. Brooches had become her diplomatic calling card, a way of non-verbally signifying her mood or intentions. Bees or wasps could signal “something like a sting. I wore wasps on days I wanted to do a little stinging and deliver a tough message,” she explains.

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A small town store with a big heart

A small town store with a big heart

Everybody loves Opal. The diminutive Shih-Poo puppy is the first to greet customers as they drop by friendly neighborhood Banks Jewelry and Gifts. According to owner Tina...

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What’s Hot Now! Finds from the SJTA Atlanta August Jewelry Show

What’s Hot Now!  Finds from the SJTA Atlanta August Jewelry Show

Interchangable jewelry is hot. Pictured is a "build your own" necklace from Kelly Water's new Ones We Love (OWL) line.

 

Kameleon's Jewel Pops come in a variety of colors ...

The Primal Power of Jewelry

Got vintage? Estate jewelry? How about a 100,000 year old necklace? Recently discovered Nassarius shell beads from the Skhul rock shelter in Israel are believed to be the...
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The Impact of Color! What’s Hot Now

For instant impact, try color. Charged with emotion, color can electrify, command attention, create a mood. Tap this potent tool in your marketing, inventory, even store ...
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Get the Designer Buzz!

Looking to add excitement to your inventory? Want an additional engine to drive sales in this economic climate? Consider expanding your designer collections.

The lure of d...

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Are you lucky? The Luck Factor

A guy walks into a coffee shop. Self-described as a "lucky guy," he strikes up a conversation with an actor posing as a millionaire. He leaves the shop with a possible bu...

The Good News

You've already heard the bad. It's been a long winter of economic meltdowns, full of recession-speak and bleak predictions.

Spring is in the air - finally! It's our remind...

The Road Ahead - Change & Hope

Just flip on the news. We're bombarded daily with reports of major banks and businesses reorganizing and filing for Chapter 11. The new administration unfurls a continuou...

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