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Ruby: Red Alert for trade

Ruby: Red Alert for trade

Antoinette Matlins is spearheading the efforts of the Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) to alert the trade to a very serious crisis that’s only now starting to rear its ugly head where the trade is concerned - especially for  retailers, designers, bench jewelers and anyone buying rubies for stores. Below is the entry Matlins wrote for a Rio Grande blog that summarizes the problem. At the end of this article there is information on how to get a more in-depth explanation of all the ways in which these newcomers differ from “treated ruby” with glass fillings or residues, what the trade needs to know about them and how costly they can be, financially as well as to one’s reputation.

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Father and son team up in Concord, NC

Father and son team up in Concord, NC

“It tickles my fancy,” Richard MacPherson reveals, “when I show a client her newly created custom piece and she says ‘Wow! This is far beyond what I imagined.’...

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Icing on the cake: N.C. jeweler builds a ballroom to make bridal service complete

Icing on the cake: N.C. jeweler builds a ballroom to make bridal service complete

For elegance and efficiency, Anfesa’s Jewelers offers the whole wedding package. It’s a jewelry store, day spa and spectacular ballroom, all located in a new 20,000-s...

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Dylan Rings helps American soldier deliver on Christmas

Dylan Rings helps American soldier deliver on Christmas

Like many retail jewelry store owners, Josh Rider - owner of Dylan Rings in Montgomery, AL - wondered just how effective his social media efforts were... until recently. ...

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March 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show gives independent retailers something to talk about

(ATLANTA) - Jewelers are talking about the semi-annual Atlanta Jewelry Show - and with good reason.  From the unsurpassed SJTA U educational series to the popular SJTA Re...

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Samuel Gordon Jewelers: On the forefront of a new frontier in marketing & sales

Samuel Gordon Jewelers: On the forefront of a new frontier in marketing & sales

Daniel Gordon may consider himself “just a jewelry salesman,” but as president of Samuel Gordon Jewelers, he’s taken it to a new level in the age of digital marketi...

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Understated and elegant, North Carolina jewelry store is a timeless treasure

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Lorraine Dodds is 94 years old. She’s a businesswoman, soft and elegant like the cozy, boutique-like store she owns and loves. And she has no plans ...

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81-year-old retailer fights for her life after yellow jacket attack

81-year-old retailer fights for her life after yellow jacket attack

Juanita Foshee suffers over 1,000 stings

Clyde and Juanita Foshee have been in the jewelry business for more than 57 years. As owners of Foshee Jewelers in Lakeland, Flori...
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FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute receives grant for process to culture queen conch pearls

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute receives grant for process to culture queen conch pearls

(BOCA RATON, Fla.) – Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has received a State University Research Commercialization Assistance Grant (S...

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