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Stuller launches Create Bar

Stuller’s new Create Bar combines the best of the company’s CounterSketch customization software with their prototype jewelry systems. Launched at last month’s JCK Las Vegas Show, the new turn-key solution is a first for Stuller: a shop-in-shop concept for retail jewelers.

Marc Geller – Applying smart business practices to wholesale diamonds

The diamond wholesale business seems straight forward. You go to the mines, buy the goods, bring ’em back and wait on somebody to buy them. It’s a simple process that seems to leave no room for improvement.

But Marc Geller of M. Geller Ltd. diamond wholesalers in Chicago has changed the rules. He puts more into this tried-and-true business practice than is expected. Like his retailers, he delivers more than just an average experience to his clients and, in doing so, keeps his business growing.

Atlanta Diamond Design provides exceptional quality alongside family atmosphere

Most retailers know that customer comfort translates into sales. Izzy Israeli wants his customers to feel comfortable too, but he has a different goal in mind. Instead of focusing on the sale, he wants to know who he’s “working for.” As CEO of Atlanta Diamond Design, Izzy approaches his jewelry business with a desire to satisfy, a commitment to quality, and feelings of joy when he sees the smile on his customer’s faces.

Making a floor plan a security plan

“Rob me once, shame on you. Rob me twice, shame on me.” A jewelry store security spin on this commonly known Southern saying went through Charles Beaudet’s mind in mid-2007 when he was robbed twice in six months - once in January and the other time in June - by the same robber. The events had devastating effects on Charles and his staff, chief among them some personnel resigning over safety concerns.

A Gift from Above

So many of us can point to a family member or close friend as the means by which we chose jewelry as our career. And while there were several very significant people who influenced Andy Marthaler to sit at the bench and learn, he and his wife Tonya view their journey as one put before them from above. As owners of a brand new store in Asheville, NC, they are quick to humbly tell you, “it’s a God story,” and after hearing it you’ll no doubt agree.

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