Columnists Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin

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 oldest necklace ever found - 100 millennia! It stretches our imagination to visualize life over such a vast expanse of time. But we now have evidence that we share a basic primal impulse with our predecessors - the desire to create ornamentation and decorate ourselves.
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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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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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