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Restoring a piece of gun history

Restoring a piece of gun history

A bench jeweler most of his career, Scott Patrick has made creating custom jewelry for other people his life’s work. Rarely in the last 40 years has he made time to do any custom design work for himself. That all changed this summer when he dusted off an old World War I era pistol he got as part of trade back in the 1970s.

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Berkley Asset Protection: Specialization, expert staff are the keys to early success

Berkley Asset Protection: Specialization, expert staff are the keys to early success

Berkley Asset Protection has grown strong since its inception just five years ago. It’s a young company with a venerable foundation as part of W.R. Berkley, which was f...

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Joe Koen and Son Jewelers - family business thrives for 130 years

Joe Koen and Son Jewelers - family business thrives for 130 years

Ask corporate CEO’s their opinion of families within a business and controversy ensues. Visions of public meltdowns and divisions within families fill their heads. But ...

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Jewelers’ Christmas Sales Predictions

Jewelers’ Christmas Sales Predictions

As Christmas approaches, store owners have certain price-point driven brands, designers and jewelry types they’re confident will sell well. But the common underlying th...

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Amipi takes business by the horns in offering retailers quality diamonds and straightforward value

Amipi takes business by the horns in offering retailers quality diamonds and straightforward value

Amipi gives no bull; Amipi accepts no bull. And that’s no bull.

Sign on to the diamond supplier’s website, and a big, bold bull looks you in the eye. It’s part of th...

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Tim Watts aka ‘The Brave Retailer’

Tim Watts aka ‘The Brave Retailer’

Like his father before him, Tim Watts devotes his life to his retail jewelry store in Thomasville, Alabama. Thomasville is a small town of only 5000 where Watts’ custom...

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A jewelers guide to contemporary night vision watches

A jewelers guide to contemporary night vision watches

After being involved in the jewelry industry as a manufacturer’s rep & retail store liquidator for over 30 years, I suffered a devastating stroke in my left eye in ...

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Diamond Emotions: Personal relationship with independent retailers remains job one

Diamond Emotions: Personal relationship with independent retailers remains job one

For Rick Gouthro, president of Diamond Emotions in East Lansing, Mich., business is personal by design – and he intends to keep it that way.

“Diamond Emotions takes pr...

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Jeweler repairs town’s old courthouse clock

Jeweler repairs town’s old courthouse clock

Jim McBride is retired now as the owner of Davie Jewelers. But with his son and daughter-in-law managing the store Jim still works there part-time. Punctuality being an i...

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