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Secrets of Sirgold’s success passed down through three generations

Since the early 1900s Avni Patel’s family has sold precious gems. His grandfather started the business as a colored stone dealer in India, specializing in rubies and sapphires. When the second generation took the reins, Avni’s father opened and operated the Hong Kong location for more than 35 years. Today Avni operates the U.S. office located in the New York Diamond District as the third generation of family to take the helm, and he owes it all to his family.

Marietta jeweler truly “one of a kind”

(MARIETTA, Ga.) - Successful retailers usually fall into two groups; those who are good at business and enjoy jewelry, and those with a passion for jewelry who are good at business. Gerald, owner of the Jeweler on the Square retail store in historic Marietta, Georgia finds his first love in gems and the metal that holds them. A self-taught silversmith at age 14, Gerald followed his passions to an unusual, eclectic retail jewelry shop located on the town square in Middle America.

A slice of the world in downtown Lincolnton

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.

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