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Father and son team up in Concord, NC

“It tickles my fancy,” Richard MacPherson reveals, “when I show a client her newly created custom piece and she says ‘Wow! This is far beyond what I imagined.’”

Fortunately Richard of MacPherson’s Diamond and Design (11 Union St., Ste. 102, Concord NC, www.macphersonsjewelers.com) frequently enjoys such accolades. A master jeweler, he’s worked in the trade for decades, starting in NYC’s jewelry district, then working for years for several top Charlotte, NC stores.

Dylan Rings helps American soldier deliver on Christmas

Like many retail jewelry store owners, Josh Rider - owner of Dylan Rings in Montgomery, AL - wondered just how effective his social media efforts were... until recently. During the Christmas rush Josh received a ‘cry for help’ message from an Army National Guard soldier stationed in Iraq via Facebook. Thad Hutchinson, a Wetumpka, AL resident, wanted to surprise his wife Laurie with a Christmas present. But with only two days left before Christmas he wasn’t sure he could pull it off.

March 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show gives independent retailers something to talk about

(ATLANTA) - Jewelers are talking about the semi-annual Atlanta Jewelry Show - and with good reason.  From the unsurpassed SJTA U educational series to the popular SJTA Rewards program to free gas, free breakfast and a terrific buyer gala, there is no show in the industry that does more for its attendees than this one.

Samuel Gordon Jewelers: On the forefront of a new frontier in marketing & sales

Daniel Gordon may consider himself “just a jewelry salesman,” but as president of Samuel Gordon Jewelers, he’s taken it to a new level in the age of digital marketing and social media.

Daniel, a fourth-generation jeweler at age 37, has 15 years under his belt with Samuel Gordon Jewelers, a store that dates back more than 100 years. But Daniel is thriving in the present, with an eye to the future, diving enthusiastically into the deep waters of social media and networking. He’s convinced it’s the way to go to keep his Oklahoma City business a leader in the jewelry industry.

Understated and elegant, North Carolina jewelry store is a timeless treasure

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Lorraine Dodds is 94 years old. She’s a businesswoman, soft and elegant like the cozy, boutique-like store she owns and loves. And she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Her shop, nicely situated between a busy commercial avenue and the stately Irving Park neighborhood in the city of Greensboro, N.C., Lorraine’s Karat Gold Corner stands quietly and modestly as it has for decades. Nestled between Edward Jones Investments and the popular clothing shop Dress Code, its emerald green awning welcomes customers from all over, time and time again.

81-year-old retailer fights for her life after yellow jacket attack

Juanita Foshee suffers over 1,000 stings

Clyde and Juanita Foshee have been in the jewelry business for more than 57 years. As owners of Foshee Jewelers in Lakeland, Florida, Clyde opened his store in 1953, one year before marrying Juanita. Their business has grown and sustained itself through many trials, but today the couple faces the biggest trial of their 56 year marriage – one that is life threatening.
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