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With a new ‘gorgeous face’ called Vogue, diamond importer Star Gems enjoys exploding growth

Offering independent jewelry retailers the convenience of one-stop shopping, Star Gems has taken off since its 1986 beginnings in Chicago. Now, with offices in both the Windy City and Georgia as well as a sizable factory in Mumbai, India, the diamond importer/jewelry manufacturer even boasts its own jewelry line called Vogue.

Roberts & Company Jewelers making a name for themselves

For many people looking to get into the jewelry industry, buying an already established, family-owned store in a small town, complete with a history of 80 years of business, would seem like the perfect deal. You’d not only get a shot at keeping existing customers, but you’d have the credibility and reputation that only eight decades of business could give you. However, what sounds good on paper may not be what it seems.

DNR Diamonds expands to carry GIA Certified stones

DNR Diamonds continues to focus on their customer’s needs by introducing GIA certified stones to their inventory. The almost 20 year old diamond cutting and wholesale company previously carried only European Gemological Laboratory certified stones in an effort to help retailers increase profit margins. But savvy consumers who compare Internet pricing against brick and mortar pricing continually request an “apples to apples” product review, making it clear that DNR had to help their customers stay in the game by offering GIA certified stones.

Retailers doing Facebook right

Jennifer Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers, started her Facebook journey like many other retail jewelers. “I looked at the Facebook log-in page, took a deep breath and said to myself, ‘what do I do with this thing?’” says the New York City-based retailer.

New looks, business, resources, talents abound at Spring Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - The new hall layout set the stage for a fresh new approach to the Atlanta Jewelry Show for buyers and exhibitors alike.  From exhibitor reports of new business to positive buyer feedback on new product resources and new sales ideas generated from seminars and events, to the new talents that emerged during the SCAD Student and Torch Awards Independent Jeweler Design Competitions, ‘new’ was indeed the focus for the February 25-27, 2012 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Extensive planning, attention to detail make Vaughan’s Jewelers’ move a big success

(WILSON, N.C.) - Years ago the owners of Vaughan’s Jewelers knew they needed more space. In the Spring of 2011, when an ideal location became available, the Vaughan family decided to move their 62 year old jewelry store. Renovations on the new location were completed in September of the same year in the Shoppes at Brentwood, in Wilson, NC. The Vaughan’s chose to repurpose and refurbish many things, incorporate new pieces, make their customers feel comfortable, and preserve some traditions in the process.

Gold isn’t all that glitters: Metal Marketplace reinvents itself with shift to silver

When gold soared to unreachable levels for the average buyer, Metal Marketplace International knew there was just one thing to do: transform.

In a massive reversal, the Philadelphia precious metals supplier turned its ratio from 90 percent gold/10 percent silver to 90 percent silver/10 percent gold. The strategy paid off for a family company that is proud to cater to the masses, as it has from the beginning.