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At Precision Platinum it’s all in the family

“Every piece of jewelry has a story. Ask the story first,” suggests David Phelps as I join his family for wine and delicious catered Chinese cuisine provided by neighboring Neo China at Precision Platinum, their beautiful new store in Durham NC, now also featuring the Collections of Jewel Couture LLC.


Sissy’s Log Cabin expands from humble beginning

Sometimes you are lucky enough to cross paths with a true jewelry industry legend. You know who they are. They are the people who are so well known you only have to use their first name and everyone else knows who you’re talking about.  Well, I’m fortunate enough to have spent a couple of hours chatting with the legendary Sissy Jones of Sissy’s Log Cabin and, I must say, she is as amazing as legend has it.

Hi-Tech Precious Metals & Refinery assesses gold’s “wild ride”

Precious metal refining has reached new heights the industry hasn’t experienced in decades. It has been fueled by the incredible rise in the prices of precious metals, coupled with the weakening economy which caused the secondary precious metals to flood the market, mainly by people looking for means to quick cash or struggling businesses seeking relief, or simply individuals wanting to take advantage of the gold peak.

Creative stay-at-home ‘Posh Mommy’ teams up with Stuller for a beautiful relationship

Ali Krebs may have been a novice, but what she cooked up in her kitchen has turned out to be hot, really hot.

Ali is the founder of Posh Mommy, a line of simple yet elegant jewelry that’s become a sensation in high-end maternity boutiques – along with Hollywood celebrities. She started the business in her San Ramon, Calif. home, with her husband and two young children pitching in, but it grew so rapidly that she was advised to contact jewelry giant Stuller, Inc. It’s turned out to be an ideal partnership for both parties

Jolly’s Jewelers - A Southern Gem

“From almost as soon as I could walk, I greeted customers at the front door of our store. As I grew, I vacuumed and dusted, ran the hand-stamp Pitney Bowes machine, helped make home deliveries.” For Frank Jolly Ragsdale of Jolly’s Jewelers (Jollys.com) in Raleigh, NC, it’s all in the family. Founded in 1881, the family store spans four generations. The spacious building at the current North Hills Shopping Center location, a beautiful new open air pedestrian mall, boasts gleaming rich original mahogany cases dating back 100 years. Reflecting the cross-currents of the capital’s history over the past century and a half, Jolly’s story is the story of the city.

Longtime southeastern rep coming in from the road

Goodbyes are never easy, especially when it’s someone who’s been around as long as Doug Turner. Having more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the fine jewelry industry makes ‘Dougie,’ as his Ashi friends refer to him, an almost permanent fixture in the industry – one we count on seeing at each tradeshow.

SJTA launches The Torch Awards - National Design Competition for Independent Jewelers

Call for entries from all State Jewelers Associations; Winner to be selected, announced at March 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - To provide a forum that showcases and recognizes the design talents of bench jewelers/designers across the country, the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) has launched a new annual design competition.  Titled The Torch Awards,  the new competition invites all state jewelers associations to submit winners of their own individual 2010 design contests to compete nationally during the March 5-7, 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show where attending buyers will vote to determine the winners.

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