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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’ customers and employees have been with him for more than 30 years. As the only jewelry store in town, Watts Jewelers became the target of two armed robbers on August 9th. But it’s Tim’s smart response that changed the outcome.

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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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Jon’s Fine Jewelry Creating Community for over 20 years

Jon’s Fine Jewelry Creating Community for over 20 years

What began as a fun elective in high school has become the career of a lifetime for Jon Miller, owner of Jon’s Fine Jewelry in Cocoa Village, Florida. The 30 year jewel...

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Prakash Mehta, Interings, honored with RJO’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Prakash Mehta, Interings, honored with RJO’s Lifetime Achievement Award

(COVINGTON, Ky.) - Prakash Mehta, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) for his outstanding dedication and commitme...

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August Atlanta Jewelry Show delivered new events, educational offerings, product categories

August Atlanta Jewelry Show delivered new events, educational offerings, product categories

(ATLANTA) - From the new “Mingle” after-hours networking events to new product categories and educational offerings, the latest initiatives for the August 2013 Atlanta...

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Simon Golub’s identity has evolved over its 91-year history, but core values remain strong & steady

Simon Golub’s identity has evolved over its 91-year history, but core values remain strong & steady

Simon Golub and Sons (SGS) is a multi-generational legacy. Founded in 1922, the leading jewelry manufacturer and supplier has prevailed through the Great Depression, Worl...

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Mike and Vikki Parsons face tragedy head-on, but not alone

Mike and Vikki Parsons face tragedy head-on, but not alone

Connection, community and commitment - these are the cornerstones of independent retailers. For one North Carolina independent they were a lifeline as he traversed the ho...

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