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The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

Since its debut in the latter part of the 20th century, the luscious blue-violet Tanzanite gem steadily gained momentum with ardent fans who understood the value of its one-source supply.

All natural gems have a finite supply within their deposits, but when only one deposit exists for a gem anywhere in the world, the fervor swells. Opinions vary as to when the mines are likely to cease production, but estimates range from the next ten to twenty five years, and then its history. Since this single source stone is also a stunner; all the better for gem collectors and jewelry lovers.

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Internet Marketing Strategies: Top 10 Facebook tips for 2011

During 2010 Facebook became the most visited website on the Internet in the United States, passing Google for the top spot.  Facebook has become so much a part of our li...

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The Best Policy: Why is my alarm system being changed?

Does it still meet the standards it is supposed to meet?

Joe’s alarm system operated in the following manner: its primary means of communicating information about an in...

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions pay off for jewelers too

Happy New Year!  Time for retailers to rest, right?  Actually, don’t kick back in that easy chair just yet.  With the holiday shopping season over, this is the time ...

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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 prac...

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The ABCs of things with no ABCs

Recently on Facebook an old high school classmate asked a question about diamond grading.  I posted a response and was surprised at the number of my friends in the jewel...

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Sales Growth Expert: When the bullets are flying - How to handle the overflow of customers

I never thought of it this way, but John Slenko, service advisor for Griffin Brothers Tire, Wheels and Auto Repair, one of my sales & profit growth clients used the ...

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Sales Growth Expert: To maximize your jewelry sales, maximize praise

The old saying goes, “You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar,” and you can maximize the help your staff members give you to gain and retain cu...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

Limpid aquamarine bedazzles legions of devotees. Its cool sea foam refreshes the eye and inspires a sense of wonder in designers. Aqua’s ethereal greenish blue is a mod...

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