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Florida’s Gem Collection customers shop inside a stylish vault

Florida’s Gem Collection customers shop inside a stylish vault

With 40 years in the jewelry business and a distinguished background in fine arts and design, Tallahassee jeweler Don Vodicka had a lot of ideas about creating the perfect showroom, one of them particularly brilliant: Make the entire first floor a vault.

“Basically, the showroom is a 4,000-square-foot vault,” says Don, owner of The Gem Collection. “Rather than put everything away every night, try to load and unload – such a time-consuming thing, adding wear and tear on the jewelry – I came up with the idea. I talked to my father, who’s an architect, and said why not make the entire first floor a vault, a Class 1 vault?”

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INSTORE’S The Smart Jewelry Show concludes with record attendance

INSTORE’S The Smart Jewelry Show concludes with record attendance

( CHICAGO ) - INSTORE ’S The Smart Jewelry Show concluded its 3 day show at Chicago ’s Navy Pier on Monday, April 26. With accolades from exhibitors, retailers and speakers,...

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William Sites, CGA wins 2010 Robert M. Shipley Award

William Sites, CGA wins 2010 Robert M. Shipley Award

AGS presents Sites with its highest honor at Conclave

( LAS VEGAS ) - William Sites, CGA, owner and president of Sites Jewelers in Clarksville , Tennessee is the 2010 recipient o...

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Introducing the New (Old) Kim International Manufacturing

Introducing the New (Old) Kim International Manufacturing

Given the economic roller coaster we’ve all been on the past two years, many independent jewelers have stepped back and taken stock of how they do business. Whether the...

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Heidi’s Fine Jewelry - building relationships for success

Heidi’s Fine Jewelry - building relationships for success

It’s been only 18 months since the doors to Heidi’s Fine Jewelry opened for business in Montgomery , Alabama . Operating out of an upscale Italian-styled complex shared b...

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Holding history in their hands

Holding history in their hands

West Point Cadet Joseph Simon, and his fellow classmates of 2011, received a tremendous gift this year; 16.44 ounces of donated gold. Worth a little more than $10,000, th...

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Once in a blue moon: How a silversmith’s design made its way to the Red Carpet

Once in a blue moon: How a silversmith’s design made its way to the Red Carpet

Bob Moon had been delving happily in his life’s work for decades, designing and making silver and gold jewelry at his small shop in Barrington , Ill. - and then something r...

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Signature to treat new customers to $1,300 in free equipment at JCK Las Vegas

Signature® Engraving Systems®, the world’s leading provider of computerized gift engravers, has announced they will be offering the recently released Name Necklace Machi...

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A golden opportunity in the Sunshine State

A golden opportunity in the Sunshine State

It’s seeing the glass half full. Last October, while many stores were cutting back or on hold after a year plagued by economic downturn, Shaheer Hosh took the plunge an...

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