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Carol walked into David Self’s shop in 1976 and asked for a job selling jewelry and antiques. She had always admired antiques as a child, savoring the richness of ornate wooden marble-top tables. Thirty-four years later, the Selfs continue to share their love for beautiful jewelry and antiques at elegant Estate Jewelers in picturesque Lincolnton, NC.


Gold Star Independent says ‘I Do’ to bridal lines

In the two years that Gold Star Independent has been in business they’ve worked hard to build a solid customer base and refine their processing and styling procedures. With backing from their 40 year old, world-wide parent company Gold Star Jewellery, Ltd., (a DTC site holder), Gold Star Independent (GSI) hit the ground running in 2008. Unlike most new start-ups, they opened their doors with diamond sourcing and manufacturing facilities already established, leaving them to concentrate on finding their niche in the retail market.

JA releases 2010 Cost of Doing Business Report

Report reflects economic challenges for specialty jewelers but highlights how profits can still be achieved with focused management

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has released the 2010 Jewelers of America Cost of Doing Business Report, which analyzes retailers’ financial data from 2009.  The Report, which has been published annually for two decades, represents the most complete and historical comparative financial information available to specialty jewelers in the U.S. It compiles data from a cross section of jewelers, including independent high-end firms (25.8%), independent mid-range firms (57.9%), jewelry chains (9.1%) and designer/artist/custom jewelers (13.2%).

Stuller helps retail jewelers refresh inventory for the holidays

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - With precious metal markets on the rise, Stuller’s Clean Scrap Program continues to provide retail jewelers with a solution to stale inventory problems.

“Our Clean Scrap Program gives jewelers the opportunity to trade any junk scrap or old finished jewelry inventory for new products or services such as the Kera Bead display kit or CounterSketch Studio,” says Darrell Warren, vice president of tools. “Another added benefit of the program is its ability to become a ‘profit center’ for jewelers, by allowing them to collect and return their customers’ scrap jewelry as well as their own.”

Looking for love? Try SJN’s Fan Page

Award winning jewelry designer Lisa Perantoni had no idea that searching for answers to her rhodium plating problem would lead to marriage. Neither did anyone else.  Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News are proud to be a part of this amazingly, romantic story which, believe it or not, actually started with our “I’m a fan of Southern Jewelry News” Facebook page. We’ve always known our fans are amazing, but this story proves it.

Living the American Dream at Ingrid’s Jewelers

When Ingrid Strange was 5 years old, she stood in the war torn streets of Germany as WWII came to a close. As the little German girl watched American soldiers go by, one jumped from his tank and knelt to hand her a piece of candy. This simple gesture ignited a life-long love for American soldiers which, today, is the cornerstone of Ingrid’s business success.

Reach your customers on the go, 24/7 with Avalon Solution’s Mobile Ready Website

(NEW YORK) - Today, just having a regular desktop-based website isn’t enough to capitalize on the huge online base of customers who want the versatility and convenience to browse and shop the web at home, at work and on the go. Searching and browsing the Internet for businesses, products and services through iPhones, BlackBerries, Androids and other SmartPhones has exploded so much the last few years that experts are calling it the future of e-commerce.

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