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RETAIL
Online Black Friday Jewelry Sales +17.6%
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From The Crime Archives
Determined thieves and robbers will stop at nothing to get their hands on other people’s jewelry and diamonds. Here’s a roundup of some of the more audacious stories of the year so far.
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CELEBRITY CHOICES
Celebrity Choices
Andrea Riseborough wore Fabergé to the British Independent Film Awards, held in December. The British actress wore the rose gold and diamond collier and gold and diamond fine bandeau rings from the Treillage collection. We imagine, however, that not that many people were focused on her jewelry….
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PROFILE
Profile
What are the company's long-term goals? To be a major supplier of loose certified diamonds internationally.
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PROFILE
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Business Philosophy: Professionalism, innovation, passion and love for what we are doing is the foundation of our business. With that spirit, we inspire our suppliers and customers.
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PROFILE
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Business Philosophy: I believe in teamwork. The secret of success is finding the right people to make it happen. In my case, it means having an outstanding workshop with skillful craftsmen, a strong distribution chain, and making my own designs.
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How Consumers Bought Jewelry In The Recession
Historically, about half of all jewelry sold in the American market was purchased by shoppers on a monthly “easy-payment” plan. This does not include credit card sales (which are counted as “cash” sales by the merchant).
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PROFILE
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Business Philosophy: To satisfy the business requirements of all our customers in time, thereby building the trust and goodwill of the company in the industry.
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THE SHIPPING NEWS
Stop Throwing Money Away
Every time you ship a package, there is an excellent chance you are throwing away money – quite possibly a lot of money. While sending a package seems straightforward – slap a label on the package, check the destination address, add some postage and send it on its way – in the jewelry industry, it is more complicated than that. There are returns to manage, suppliers who need to send you materials and multiple employees or locations from which merchandise is shipped or received. Suddenly, it is easy to overspend.
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Celebrity Choices
Platinum and Diamond Jewelry is Top Choice at Primetime Emmy Awards
The red carpet was rolled out once again as the famous, beautiful and the talented headed to Hollywood for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.  
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PROFILE
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Business Philosophy: All of our decisions are based on faith and trust in our stakeholders and it is up to us to ensure that their faith and trust in us are not violated.
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When Consumers Bought Jewelry In The Recession
Historically, the November-December period has been the most important selling season for jewelers. At recently as the 1990s, jewelry sales during those two months represented one-third of a specialty jeweler’s annual sales.
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