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Sergio Pages and his crazy life

Sergio Pages was a big man. With a 64 inch waist and a weight of almost 400 pounds, he was not only big in business but in stature as well. He’d built a successful multi-million dollar retail jewelry business in Tampa, Florida and was the face behind the brand. With TV commercials and radio ads made by him, it was hard not to know the big man with the big personality. 


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.

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