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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. Their tint can come from a variety of trace elements that intrude into the molecular structure of the mineral. But color can also result from mechanisms not fully understood. How are color-change diamonds created exactly - or pink, for that matter? The jury is still out on that mysterious transpiration.

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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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The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

Everyone loves to daydream over beautiful jewelry store displays, catching a glimpse of baubles they’d otherwise never see - or even dream of owning. However for top no...

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More of the Low Hanging Fruit – Adding-On

The past couple of months we have been discussing the process of selling additional items. As we approach the all important holiday season the importance of learning to s...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Technology in a brave new world

About 2 or 3 years ago I was going to write about how retailers were dealing with the onslaught of employees bringing their personal cell phones into work. Right about th...

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Dealing with vendors in-store

The phone is ringing. A battery needs to be put into a watch for a customer and there is another repair to be done to a chain for a lady who will be back in five minutes....

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Marketing with Twitter - Push On vs. Pass On

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

Last month we discussed getting your Twitter Account up...

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