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Angels in the Alamo

Alamo Gold and Silver honors fallen officers

Every once in a while I come across someone in the industry who moves me; someone who's found a way to use their business to impact those in need. It intrigues, amazes and inspires me. It is what I long to do.

B&D Diamonds ‘clears up’ misconceptions about clarity enhanced diamonds

B & D Diamonds, a new company with years of experience, is giving the independent retailer more options when selling diamonds. Specializing in clarity enhanced diamonds; the company boasts strong numbers and plenty of satisfied customers.

Established only two years ago, Boaz Oved and Dora Leviton combined their more than 20 years worth of clarity enhanced diamond experience to open B & D Diamonds. Based in Texas, the entrepreneurial pair decided it was time to lead their own company and vowed to make it as customer-friendly as possible. “We intentionally chose Texas as our company headquarters because we knew the overhead would be much less than it would be if we worked out of, lets say, the Diamond District of New York,” states Boaz.

From Big Apple to Peanut Capital, Ed Lafontaine comes full circle

Something special happens when an ‘infamous’ industry insider combines his talent and experience with a long-standing, highly regarded independent southern retailer. The result is nothing less than award-winning magic.

Such is the case with Ed Lafontaine and Ted’s Jewelers. The winning combination started almost one year ago and the partnership proves everyday just how successful the right business coupled with effective leadership can be.

Ellis Jewelers, small-town retailer leaving a big mark

ellis-octDeep southern roots have produced 55 years of business and three generations of jewelers for a local North Carolina family. The Levinson family, known throughout Concord for their active community involvement and their honest approach to jewelry, established their store on the same morals, values and intimacy that characterized their family. Ellis Levinson opened the doors to Ellis Jewelers in its current downtown location in July of 1953. Ever since the retail jeweler has been a mainstay in small town life.

JewelryIndustryTweets.com puts Twitter to work for your store

For most of you who were in Vegas, it was hard to miss the huge, flat screen television JCK had set up outside one of the entrances to the show floor. The screen was set up to display all of the Tweets about the show that were using the hashtag #JCKEvents, and rotated them out depending on which Tweets were most current.

Twitter Glitter - Using Twitter to Enhance Promotions

This month we’ll examine how to incorporate Twitter into your promotions to make them sparkle!

Every month when I close out this column, I invite you to contact me with questions or comments and always enjoy hearing from those of you who e-mail or call. The questions I get range widely from topic to topic, but last month someone asked me about the “Partners” in GJB Partners, so I thought this would be a great time to introduce you to one of our partners, A.J. Sales.