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Tennessee Jeweler shows off success - Southern style

It’s hard to decide whether passion or work ethic takes the lead in determining the success of a small business, but there’s no doubt that Jim Woodard has both. At 16 he discovered his passion for jewelry after experiencing the day-to-day grind of working in a grocery store, at a gas station and on a farm. But it is his unquestionable attention to detail that impresses his customers and his community. Jim’s commitment to building a business on “old fashioned principals” has produced fantastic results for him and has given his community a jeweler worthy of their trust.

Stuller’s retailer Bridge events turn three

Educating retailers is a task typically reserved for trade show organizers and industry associations. But in July 2009, Stuller began what is now known as the company’s “Bridge to Tomorrow” events to educate independent jewelry store owners on how to effectively navigate the constantly evolving, technology-driven, ways of selling jewelry.

Four generations strong, bridal jewelry manufacturer Ostbye builds relationships that last

Ostbye, a leading manufacturer of bridal and related jewelry, is a highly successful Minneapolis family operation that’s been around since 1920, spanning four generations. But that’s not to say it’s a big family.

“When my parents, my brother and I get together, basically it’s a family reunion,” laughs Craig MacBean, Ostbye’s president representing generation number 4.

Prepare for the unexpected at August 11-13 Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) – Learn something unexpected... Buy something unexpected... Earn something unexpected... Returning to the Cobb Galleria Centre August 11-13, the Atlanta Jewelry Show is filled with unexpected opportunities to help jewelers boost 3rd and 4th quarter sales. From a special hands-on Gemworld International Workshop and the GIA Diamond Grading Lab Class, to diamond grading services on the show floor and expanded educational opportunities, networking events and product resources, the August edition will give retailers the tools they need to unleash their true profit potential.

JCK: A ‘Good Show’ for retailers and vendors

In its second year at the Mandalay Bay, the 21 percent increase in attendance for the JCK Las Vegas Show over two years was a part of what created a consensus among buyers, exhibitors, and show organizers that the overall mood of the show was upbeat and positive. Buyers and exhibitors alike at this year’s show are increasingly optimistic about the economy. But retail jewelers for the most part were fairly cautious about making orders, strategically buying bridal with a focus on traditional styles.

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