Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

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 décor to entice and excite, project an image or set a tone.

"Seeing red," "feeling blue." Emotions are wrapped in color. Colors enliven these feelings. Hot reds, oranges and yellows electrify, stimulate, energize. Cool blues and greens soothe, calm, refresh. Beiges and grays along with black and white are tone neutral, a perfect background foil for more vibrant targeted pops of color. The neutrals' classic appeal project timeless elegance rather than trendiness.

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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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The Pink Panther Heist

Four men - three disguised as long blond-haired women with sunglasses - requested entry last December 4 to Harry Winston's Jewelers on super-posh Avenue Montaigne in Pari...

Jeweler’s Profile Part II: Passion and Poetry

Jeweler’s Profile Part II: Passion and Poetry

Ron Ringsrud's World of Emeralds

"One must speak clearly about clear stones... about ancestral rock... about the emerald's green fire." Ron Ringsrud's passion for the beau...

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Jeweler’s Profile

Jeweler’s Profile

Colombia - Land of contrasts
Ron Ringsrud - Premier Emerald Dealer

Picture the scene - like something from the old Wild West. As you enter the rough and tumble gem mi...

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It’s the economy: The “R” word. Leveraging your options.

Quick. What's on your mind? With political rhetoric reaching election-day fever pitch, news headlines trumpeting Wall Street bailouts and mortgage market meltdowns and th...

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