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Mia Katrin

The Statement Necklace

Liz Taylor’s fabulous La Peregrina pearl necklace sold in December for a record $11 million at Christie’s, reaching the highest price ever for pearl jewelry at auction and far surpassing its $2-3 million estimated price. The Cartier pearl, diamond and ruby necklace given to the actress by her husband Richard Burton features a huge tear-drop natural pearl discovered in the 16th century in the Gulf of Panama. The pearl La Peregrina, meaning “the wanderer,” has a long resplendent history. Owned by kings and queens including King Philip II of Spain, it is immortalized in 17th century Velazquez royal portraits. It’s a statement necklace par excellence.


Pate-Davis Jewelers Old world elegance meets contemporary country color

“I was on top of the world.” Bill Davis recalls his first sale, an onyx and gold bracelet. His grandparents carefully watched their aspiring 12-year-old protégé clinch the deal at Pate Jewelers in McKenzie, TN. “The customer entered, a large fellow, dressed unassumingly in overalls and a flannel shirt. He needed the gift for his daughter.” It was the start of an illustrious career.

Yes You Can!

Positive thinking. It’s a powerful force. How can you tap into it to increase your success?

Nothing breeds success like success. It’s a virtuous circle. You know the feeling. You’re having a great day. You’re on top of the world. Nothing can burst your bubble. Everything’s humming in your store. Everything’s easy. You’re enjoying life. You’re having fun! A customer walks into that bubble. What do you think the effect is going to be? Everything she sees is bathed in that pleasing atmosphere.

The Gold Mine’s Bill Warren - Master Marketer

A typical Wednesday afternoon. For many stores, a mid-week lull. But at Bill Warren’s Hudson, NC store (www.hudsongoldmine.com) the warm atmosphere buzzes as throngs of customers circulate, drawn by featured contests and promotions.  Here customers are friends, used to dropping by to see what’s new this week, enticed by a Facebook update, newspaper ad or personal phone call.

Tapping the Designer Trend

Looking to add another engine to your sales? The hot trend of designer lines can be a powerful tool to jump start your business. In today’s economy, it pays to be proactive. Relying on standard bridal and custom sales doesn’t tap your store’s full potential. You have to create the desire for your clients.

The Self-Purchasing Woman

Like bread and butter or peaches and cream - the connection of women and jewelry is powerful and primal. What makes it tick? Romance, beauty, sentiment, symbolism, all factor into this elemental relationship.

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