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I received a call from a client of mine. I could tell that I was on speaker phone so I chose my words carefully. He explained that he had a friend that had a diamond she needed to sell. He wanted to send her over to me to see what I could do for her. I told him that I did not buy diamonds off the street but would do what I could to advise her.

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Getting it write

So what do you want to know? That may be the knee jerk response you give to someone coming into your business asking if you can "tell them a little bit more about _____" ...
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Do you do appraisals?

What a lovely day, 85 degrees, low humidity, slight breeze out of the north, (my store is south of the Krispy Kreme) a squirrel has a nut in it's mouth digging a hole. I'...
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The lore and lure of gems

Sparkling. Enticing. Enchanting. Do you secretly covet a large, flawless diamond? Are you mesmerized by the rich beauty of emeralds? Do you treasure tantalizing tanzanite...
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Selling swimming pools is the same as selling jewelry

6 lessons every seller needs

About a month ago my wife said to me, "Bob, I think we should have a swimming pool." Having been happily married to this woman for over 41 ye...

Online Video Marketing

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million!

It's probably no surprise to you that the Internet is one of the best places to promote your jewelry st...

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Happy employees equal happy customers

No matter how well you watch cash flow, manage inventory, or make your store attractive to customers, you will lose business if you don't work to develop your employees.

D...

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Ellis Jewelers, small-town retailer leaving a big mark

Ellis Jewelers, small-town retailer leaving a big mark

Deep 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 ...

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Selling wholesale may not be wholesome

Selling wholesale may not be wholesome

It has become commonplace to buy in bulk here in America.  Wholesale clubs like Sam's Club and Costco are popping up all over the landscape and consumers are readily stu...

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