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Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Harry Kotlar Elevates Retail Experience »
Brand establishes its first boutique at the new Shreve & Co. in San Francisco   Los Angeles, CA, December...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beat Those Winter Blues with December’s Birthstones »
December's birthstones offer three ways to fight the winter blues: tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise—all of them are...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shopping for an Engagement Ring? Give ‘em a Hint! »
By Catherine Jessee, The Knot November marks the first month of proposal season, the period between November and Febru...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Top Five Questions About Shopping for Fine Jewelry »
With the holiday shopping season approaching, the American Gem Society (AGS) often receives questions from shoppers seekin...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real is Rare—Engaging Millennials Through Storytelling »
By The Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association’s (DPA) " Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retailer Spotlight: Victoria Jewelers »
Frank Walters opened Victoria Jewelers in 1987 at the young age of 23, and over the years, the most valuable inventory F...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An American in Paris »
Albuquerque, October 28, 2016 - American artist, Paula Crevoshay, will open her Paris exhibition "Illuminations - Earth t...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cut to the Chase »
by John Carter, CGA, Jack Lewis Jewelers So…I'm back! It's been a while since I have regaled you with my gem ne...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Engagement Ring Shopping--Consider Three New Cs »
The website, YourEngagement101, posted an article about the three other Cs to consider when shopping for an engagement rin...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How Much Should an Engagement Ring Cost? »
Whenever you gaze upon the sparkling engagement ring on your fiancée's finger, you should be excited about the ...
Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
October's Birthstones are Bursting with Color »
October features two incredible birthstones: opal and tourmaline. They each display an exciting and intense array of color...

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