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Energetic, optimistic attitudes fill new venue at JCK Las Vegas Show

(LAS VEGAS) - JCK Las Vegas opened the palatial doors of its new venue, Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center on June 3, 2011 to welcome thousands of excited jewelry buyers from around the globe. An optimistic mood and increased buying on the show floor indicated positive signs of market renewal for the holiday season.


Samuel Spil Company celebrates 50 years in business

Many of us in the jewelry industry know and appreciate the Samuel Spil Company. As a family-owned wholesale jewelry supplier based in North Carolina, the company has carved a niche in the industry for carrying a wide variety of women’s, men’s and children’s jewelry that they describe as the “bread and butter” pieces for retail jewelers.

Old world meets new in historic Williamsburg

In 1973 Lisa, a young English teacher out for adventure, took a faculty position at a boarding school in Istanbul, Turkey. Little did she know that during her first few months there one of her students would introduce her to her future husband, jewelry designer Reggie Akdogan, at the time a shop manager in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

Tennessee jeweler a blessing to local community

Nashville is known for many things; southern cooking, country music and superstars. But no one shines brighter than Carolyn Linder, owner and operator of Lindell Jewelers in Brentwood, TN. Carolyn’s 20 years of success is the result of what some people would call bad boundaries: a blurry line between business and personal relationships. Calling all of her customers “true friends,” Carolyn’s deep southern accent (think Paula Dean) coupled with a desire to give back make her an unforgettable personality in the Nashville jewelry scene. And it all began in a most unusual way.

United’s state of the art Analytical Department driving growth

For more than 20 years, United Precious Metals Refining, Inc. has been a trusted partner businesses turn to for the best in precious metal product and services.  With the precious metals market holding its high values, the influx of refining materials has increased tremendously.  United has added two additional new gold reactors and they have been installed in combination with a 15,000 CFM Knox Air Scrubber.  The Stone Removal Department has also been upgraded to accommodate 5 times the volume of jewelry for gemstone recovery.  As part of this massive expansion, additional electrolytic refining equipment for silver has been installed.

Stuller’s Bridge Conference provides path to a successful future

The idea of change is easy for some people, but for most of us change is a daunting prospect. Doing things the same way is perceived as easier than learning a new way, which can be fraught with problems such as “learning curves” and “re dos.” And the older we are, the more hesitant we usually are to learning a new way to do something that is “working just fine.”

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