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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.

Stuller’s new division signals contemporary metals are hanging tough

Recognizing contemporary metals are more than a trend in the industry, Stuller Inc. is rolling out a new division offering a complete line of tungsten, titanium, ceramic and stainless steel jewelry products.

“Two to three years ago, there was a major shift that started in wedding bands, primarily with tungsten,” says Harold Dupuy, Stuller’s chief merchandising officer. “The younger males particularly were really going after some of what the industry calls ‘alternative metals.’ We refuse to call it alternative, because we believe it’s not a trend; it’s here to stay.

RDI builds business on credibility, honesty and trust

Many people want to know how RDI Diamonds has experienced double-digit growth for the past 18 years. The only way to know is to understand how they operate, and to know their story.  It all started with an 18 year old with no jewelry experience, thrust into selling gold.  Gold his father was selling “on the side” prior to his untimely death from cancer.

Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers helps grant teens wish

For most of their 52 years in business, the people at Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers have been involved with fund raising for many organizations and causes. Auctions, fashion shows, raffles and special events are regular occurrences for owners Alice Herring and Jan Fergerson and their staff.

Recently they got to play a different roll when the Rome, Georgia jeweler hosted the wish granting party for a local teen awarded with what may be the trip of a lifetime.

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