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The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue Stone

The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue StoneGone are the days of finding the ancient turquoise stone solely mounted in a ubiquitous piece of Navajo jewelry - but you knew that. However, many modern jewelry lovers got their first glimpse of the tremendously popular turquoise from southwest Native American decorative objects. That turquoise does have its charm. But other regions around the world yield a completely different blue stone, also called turquoise. (image 1: Turquoise pendant with 18kt yellow gold chain. Courtesy of Nancy Norton.)
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The Good News

You've already heard the bad. It's been a long winter of economic meltdowns, full of recession-speak and bleak predictions.

Spring is in the air - finally! It's our remind...

I Love My Job! The REAL question

It was a stunning view, we were on a bluff that over looked the city, the stars had all come out for the event, and even the moon was in full display. The city lights bel...

Internet Marketing Strategies: Online stores 101

Selling jewelry online can be a highly profitable venture or the biggest waste of time and money you have ever spent. The difference is generally in the approach you tak...
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Sales Growth Expert A recession is a terrible thing to waste - and a very good time to sell jewelry for high profits

There are two good times to take advantage of your competition:
  1. When business is good. It is easier to make a good time better than a bad time good.
  2. During a recessi...

The Best Policy Would your business survive?

The Best Policy Would your business survive?"Friendly fire." A friendly fire is the one in your fireplace, in your patio grill, or gently flaming from the end of the torch at your jeweler's bench. But friendly fi...
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The Retailer’s Perspective: Made in America Part II

After my first 30 days of trying to buy only American made products and services, I've learned a few things I‘d like to share:
  1. There are no artist paint brushes ma...

Nice Diamonds sets the standard for education and quality products

Nice Diamonds sets the standard for education and quality productsWith the economic outlook still uncertain, today's consumers are searching for dynamic, meaningful jewelry on a budget. Fancy color enhanced diamonds may be just the answ...
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Jeweler Security Network provides timely updates

(ATLANTA) - Security within the jewelry industry is an ever-present issue. For jewelry salespeople the risk is about more than just product; it is about personal security...
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ARIVA expands Paradise Collection of alluring turquoise doublets

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - This fall, ARIVA is pleased to reveal new designs for its popular Par...

 

IDDeal Card scores high marks with retailers

Since its big release in January of this year, IDD’s IDDeal Credit Card Program is “al...

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