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RJO celebrates 45th anniversary, strong mid-year numbers at Fall Buying Show

(NEWTON, Iowa) - RJO jewelers and manufacturers from around the country attended the exclusive Fall 2011 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Indianapolis, IN. The RJO Buying Show, held semi-annually, provides successful independent jewelers the opportunity to browse current fashions, network with other industry leaders and purchase jewelry at negotiated discounts from world-renowned vendors.

Southern retailer delivering dynamic marketing seminars

Bill Warren, DDJM (Doctor of Dynamic Jewelry Marketing) sharing his marketing knowledge at the August Atlanta Jewelry Show.
Bill Warren, owner of The Gold Mine Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Inc. and Warren Marketing Systems in Hudson, NC was recently the keynote speaker at two of the Southeast’s largest jewelry events.  On August 6th & August 14th, Warren delivered a motivational marketing seminar to the Atlanta Jewelry Show in Atlanta, GA and the Louisiana Jewelers Convention held in Lafayette, LA.  In his speech, Warren outlined ways that retail businesses, particularly jewelers, could be successful at any time regardless of the economy or location of the business.

NC retailer purchases silver jewelry manufacturing company

When Saleem Black decided to retire and close the doors on his silver jewelry manufacturing company in February, little did he know that long-time customer Chris Snowden, owner of Snowden’s Jewelry in Wilmington, NC, would end up buying his company. The two men had become friends through their business dealings and as soon as Chris received Black’s letter about the impending closure he picked up the phone and dialed Black.

Value of Joyce and Neb Crawford’s legacy not lost on next generation

They say when Joyce Crawford entered a room it was like a bright light came with her. Known by all as someone who genuinely cared about others; Joyce and her husband Neb Crawford made a life around their retail jewelry store in Waycross, GA that, today, sustains their four grown children and their grandchildren. For 54 years Crawford Jewelers has been a mainstay in Waycross, Georgia and for 44 of those years Joyce was the face behind the counter. She passed away in May of this year.

GN Diamond forges ahead with steady commitment to independent retailers

GN Diamond boasts an exclusive clientele - namely independent retailers. By dealing only with independents, the diamond wholesaler has created a loyalty-based success story, drawing some 3,500 clients into the fold.

With the company picking up 15 to 20 new clients every couple of days, GN Diamond bills itself as “The Fastest Growing Diamond Company in America.”

Three Generations of Women

Greenville is a small town in southern Alabama. The town’s website invites those traveling the interstate north to Birmingham or Atlanta, or south to the Gulf coast beaches to get off the highway and “slow down in Greenville.” It prides itself on southern hospitality and traditions and has maintained the small town feel.

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