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Experienced, professional staff instrumental to success of The Diamond Exchange

Many independent retailers make a name for themselves on the merchandise they carry, their creative marketing campaigns or their fancy retail space. But one Tennessee jeweler found a secret weapon for gaining credibility in the often overlooked and undervalued area of staff longevity.


SI swimsuit models sport Guy Harvey Jewelry

Setting this year’s fashion standards for jewelry, swimsuits and accessories, the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 recently landed on store shelves around the world. For the second year in a row, SI Swimsuit teams up with Guy Harvey Jewelry to accessorize their famous bikini-clad super models with gold, diamonds and sterling silver. The appeal of Guy Harvey Jewelry to SI Swimsuit lies not only in its intricate design, but also in its philanthropic ties to marine life conservation.

Stuller, Inc. provides bridge into the future for jewelry storeowners

Manufacturer to host nine events designed to increase retailer profitability

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller recently announced plans for nine conferences for jewelry storeowners throughout 2011 at its global headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“The Bridge conference program features merchandising and technology innovations designed to bridge the gap from today into tomorrow for independent retailers,” says Kerry Hand, executive director of marketing. “We view our retailers as partners and realize the best way to serve their growing needs is to expand opportunities to spend time collaborating with them. For example, one of our very popular educational seminars is on adapting to change, which has been a central theme for anyone running a jewelry retail business in the last three years.”

Nothing excites like a BIG diamond

Yehuda’s Big Diamond Exchange program a hit with retailers

When’s the last time you remember jewelry consumers being excited about buying diamonds? Think back... back... farther... yeah, I can’t remember either. The fact is jewelry consumers spent the last two years listening to ads about selling their gold jewelry, not buying diamonds. Buying gold has been a life saver for many jewelers. It kept them afloat during tough economic times, and proved to be a very smart business decision, but is it time to move on? Yehuda says “yes” and they are doing more than just talking about it.

The charming Little Gallery at the idyllic resort

“I couldn’t love a job more,” effuses Carol Swain, co-owner with Kay King of The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia (www.thelittlegallerysml.com). Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, the award-winning gallery, chosen by Southern Living magazine as “a favorite place to shop,” clearly deserves its accolades.

Hard work and passion make Jorge Adeler’s dreams come true

Passion attracts. It brings with it an intensity all its own that draws people in like a moth to a flame. Jorge Adeler, a nationally recognized jewelry designer and owner of Adeler Jewelers in Great Falls, VA exudes passion for both his business and his family. The emotion with which he discusses the timeless existence of jewelry or the joy he has working with his daughters overflows like a wave crashing onto the shore. His love for all things beautiful convinces the listener to join him on a journey of admiration for what can be done with nature, and trust me, no one refuses his invitation.

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