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Right of the dot: Jewelers embrace a new and distinct home on the Internet

There’s a new age on the horizon for businesses marketing themselves on the Internet, and jewelers are poised to take advantage.

“Right of the dot” in domain names traditionally has been .com, .net, .org and country codes such as .us for the United States. But coming soon, all of that will change after ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, decided to expand the extensions to an unlimited number of more creative and industry-specific extensions  – including “.jewelers.”


Pate-Davis Jewelers Old world elegance meets contemporary country color

“I was on top of the world.” Bill Davis recalls his first sale, an onyx and gold bracelet. His grandparents carefully watched their aspiring 12-year-old protégé clinch the deal at Pate Jewelers in McKenzie, TN. “The customer entered, a large fellow, dressed unassumingly in overalls and a flannel shirt. He needed the gift for his daughter.” It was the start of an illustrious career.

Schnack’s family business spans 146 years, 6 generations

When Carl R. Carstens joined the family business in 1953 after serving in the Army, he knew he was walking into a family legacy. C.A. Schnack Jewelry Company first appeared in 1865 in Alexandria, Louisiana shortly after the Civil War ended when Carl A. Schnack, a German emigrant watchmaker, bought the business from two Scotsmen.

Pat Cassedy retires from Cas-Ker after 40 years in the business

Pat Cassedy began working at Cas-Ker when he was 16 as a part-time employee. His family owned the wholesale distributor of watch supplies and, as the third generation to work there, he would have to earn his stripes the same way everyone else did. Oh, he tried working outside the industry when he was in college, but that didn’t last long.

At Goldstein Diamonds, they’re in the business of having fun

An orange cat in a purple wig and lime-green glasses selling diamonds? Seriously?

No! That's the point, says David Goldstein, owner of Goldstein Diamonds, whose fancy feline has been the star of a successful advertising campaign. “When I say we’re bringing the fun back to doing business, I mean it. It’s got to be fun.”

AmRhein’s celebrates 90 years and a new look

(ROANOKE, Vir.) – Roanoke, Virginia-based jewelry store AmRhein’s officially celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The day was proclaimed “AmRhein’s Day” by the County of Roanoke, as presented in a Proclamation to the Amrhein family during the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on October 25.

Cumberland Diamond Exchange celebrating 30 years in business

Jeweler finds success through building relationships with clients

When Mark Jacobson and his brother Wayne opened the doors to Cumberland Diamond Exchange more than 30 years ago they had no idea just how significant a jewelry store could be. As new retailers they were committed to excellence, but little did they know their commitment would establish them as one of the core retailers in the Atlanta area. Believing their business was an extension of their personal lives, the brothers were determined to genuinely connect with each customer while providing them with excellent quality products at exceptional pricing. It is, according to Mark, what sets Cumberland Diamond Exchange apart. “It’s also what makes coming to work so enjoyable,” explains Mark.
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