Adapt or die - that’s kind of an abrupt title for an article isn’t it? Before I get into the meat of this, let me digress for a moment.
Like many of you, I have a deep love for this industry and the independent jeweler. Perhaps many of you just like me have watched this industry for almost 30 years or longer. Its been an incredible ride in my own career, that’s for sure.
When I entered the jewelry biz as a goldsmith’s apprentice in downtown Statesville, NC, the landscape was quite different than it is today. Some called this time the “good ole days” or the Reagan “Glory Years.” Things were easier then, that’s for sure!