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On the Road with Rob Phillips - The Techie Road Warrior

Galatea’s Chi Huynh takes The Techie Road Warrior to Vietnam

My previous article discussed the cloud fax services that allow you to always be in touch, and with the convenience of all your mobile devices. This time I am going to share an adventurous experience on the road that also turned out to be very inspirational and moving. The destination is Vietnam!


‘Little John’s’ Big Success

John Tan and his wife Melissa, owners of Little John’s Derby Jewelry & Pawn, are retail rebels of sorts. They manage and market their Louisville, Kentucky-based jewelry store in ways that are counter-culture to the steadfast advice of retail jewelry experts. Chief among their nonconformist tendencies are positioning their store’s merchandise by price points and airing TV commercials that are unconventional to say the least. 

For Simply Diamonds & M.A. Reich acquisition, it’s ‘all about the team’

“Acquisition” is not a word that typically evokes warm feelings, even in the jewelry industry. But when relationships go way back, as they have for Simply Diamonds and M.A. Reich, it’s about more than business.

Diamond jewelry manufacturer Simply Diamonds, a division of Jay Gems in New York, recently purchased M.A. Reich  & Co.’s wholesale and manufacturing division. M.A. Reich, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest manufacturers of colored stones and men’s fine jewelry. The company’s President Vinnie Davis and Vice President Bill Reich remain with the company, working out of a four-person satellite office in Buffalo, N.Y., which will focus on marketing aspects.

Dedication and prayer form 143-year-old jewelry business

Longevity is not only rare, but something to be admired. The faster society goes through trends, the greater the accomplishment of people who stick with something. Douglas Brothers Jewelry in Troy, Alabama garners tremendous respect as a 143-year-old company. Passing down from one generation to the next, this incredible retail jewelry store has its roots in southern plantations and a need to make a living after the war. It’s the true example of a small independent who has been doing business the right way for an awfully long time.

With a bolder presence, Mars Jewelry focuses on down-to-earth good quality & partnering with the retailer

As part of its brand repositioning, fine jewelry manufacturer Mars Jewelry has upgraded its website with appealingly bold graphics and a consumer-oriented theme while still maintaining a highly interactive B to B portal.

The company also has released an extraordinary 248-page catalog showcasing its dense and diversified product range. In addition, to support the demands in today’s technologically advanced environment, the company now has a creative director as well as a digital marketing and social media specialist in house.

Gesswein, the name jewelers know for traditional to high-tech tools, celebrates its 100th year

For a full century, Gesswein has been supplying precision tools and equipment to the jewelry industry and beyond. While the company has continuously freshened its stock along the way, some things never change, including after-sale service and attention to detail. A century of customer satisfaction goes a long way, and today Gesswein offers tools to the global manufacturing community.

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