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The Best Policy: The allure of gold

The risks of buying used jewelry (a.k.a. “scrap gold”)

“Cash for Gold!”  Not very long ago you would only see a banner like this associated with a pawn business.  Today jewelry stores across the spectrum from high to low end have found gold-buying to be both a service to their customers and a lucrative alternative when retail sales are slow.

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Building Social Capital through Twitter

*This is the fifth in a series of six articles about Twitter Social Networking and its use in the Jewelry Industry.

Last month we discussed “Push On vs. Pass On” marke...

Are you ready for Grand Final time?

Whenever I ask a jewelry retailer what the most important time of year is for their business, I get a look as if to say “you must be kidding right?”. Even a ten year ...

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What is the temperature setting in your store?

When I ask jewelry store owners the temperature setting in their store they often tell me the thermostat setting in degrees. But what I am actually asking is the Customer...

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Sales Growth Expert: It was going to be a cold winter

Are you receiving correct information about your market conditions?

It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going ...

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The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

All naturally colored diamonds are rare. In an ideal scenario, diamonds are formed from a single element, that being pure carbon - rendering them exquisitely colorless. T...

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The Retailer’s Perspective And, just like that…

Here we are at Christmas, 2009. If you’re reading this, you’ve managed to survive the Great American Recession up to this point. How did we do it? Beats the hell out ...

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 Pale...

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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 Pale...

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