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The Madoff Plunder - Record auction sales benefit victims

A platinum Edwardian emerald and diamond link bracelet.  Pre-Victorian era diamond earrings.  Over 40 watches including 17 Rolexes, one a famed WWII “prisoner watch” valued at $87,000. They were all part of the spoils from the estate of Bernie Madoff, the notorious swindler who bilked investors out of billions in the most devastating Ponzi scheme in history. Madoff is now serving a sentence of 150 years in a NC prison. His wife Ruth, who has not been charged, worked out a deal with prosecutors forfeiting a claim to $80 million in assets. She will be left with $2.5 million.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

Love stories are often as colorful as the lives of the couples who live them. Why then can’t the engagement rings be more in line with their unique story? While diamond...

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The Add-On Checklist

Another technique that has made thousands and thousands of additional sales and profit dollars for numerous retail jewelers is the Add-On Checklist or the Customer Checkl...

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Internet Marketing Strategies: Local search marketing

Even though it is still in its infancy, Local Search is shaping up to be one of the dominant players in Internet Marketing.

Facts:

  • 30 percent of all search queries are Loca...

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....

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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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