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Mia Katrin

Jolly’s Jewelers - A Southern Gem

“From almost as soon as I could walk, I greeted customers at the front door of our store. As I grew, I vacuumed and dusted, ran the hand-stamp Pitney Bowes machine, helped make home deliveries.” For Frank Jolly Ragsdale of Jolly’s Jewelers (Jollys.com) in Raleigh, NC, it’s all in the family. Founded in 1881, the family store spans four generations. The spacious building at the current North Hills Shopping Center location, a beautiful new open air pedestrian mall, boasts gleaming rich original mahogany cases dating back 100 years. Reflecting the cross-currents of the capital’s history over the past century and a half, Jolly’s story is the story of the city.


What’s Hot Now - The Designer’s Perspective

The power of fashion. It’s your secret tool. Tap into today’s hottest trends to add excitement, allure and entice your clients.

Featuring designer jewelry creates a cutting-edge climate for your store. Clients aware of designers will seek you out for what’s fresh and trendy.

For the retailer, the designer provides a perfect partner. Inspired by gems and nature, the designer taps the pulse of society. Drawing on the creative impulse, she tweaks current trends and shapes new ones. Your store is her showcase. She’ll provide promotional materials, displays and Trunk Shows. She wants you to succeed. It’s a win-win situation.

High end design in High Point, NC

“I treasure nature’s colors” reveals Gary Simon. “Lapis, opal, pearl, onyx... the rich juxtaposition of colors and shaping in gemstones.”

Simon’s affinity for color, tone, and texture is reflected in Simon Jewelers, High Point, NC (simonjewelers.com). This unique showcase for designer jewelry “all under one roof” features a curved floor plan mirrored in spiraling cases, counters and lights, all in warm inviting tones. Oversized lighted transparencies highlighting designer originals entice clients outside and in, while flat-panel TVs running alluring videos add visual impact. The boutique environment serves as a magnet drawing clients from Virginia to Charlotte.

Reach out and touch someone

It’s all about connections, in business as in life. Your rapport with your clients and business partners greases the wheels of progress. Personal links, the emotional glue binding you with others, form the underlying ties and currents propelling you forward together. The better, more fluid and seamless the connections, the greater the basis for success.

A golden opportunity in the Sunshine State

It’s seeing the glass half full. Last October, while many stores were cutting back or on hold after a year plagued by economic downturn, Shaheer Hosh took the plunge and opened an elegant new jewelry boutique featuring high-end designer jewelry in upscale Boca Raton, FL. “The economy has opened up great opportunities in location and real estate that would not normally be available,” Shaheer explains. Viewing the glass half full, he took advantage of emerging new possibilities and acted. Business has been strong and the future is looking bright. “We’re doing great!”

After a long Winter, Spring!

What a year. It’s a stretch to remember day-to-day business before the economic meltdown of fall 2008. A new shifting landscape is emerging - economic, social, business. Change is in the air.

Change breeds opportunity. The successful will be the most alert, quick to adapt and take advantage of new prospects. Business as usual is not an option.

What is it about Valentine’s Day?

It’s the dead of winter with no end in sight to cold, short days and dark, longer nights. Suddenly a breath of whimsy, caprice and romance stirs the air with a ray of hope, a glimpse of spring just around the corner - Valentine’s Day!

What a perfect occasion for an unexpected gift. The traditional flowers, cards and chocolates have their charm. But why not think outside the box? Consider a glittering necklace or bracelet with a heart motif. Pink pearls capture the first blush of budding romance. Rich red rubies reflect the romance of deep passion. Or diamonds - what could be more romantic than the promise of forever love?

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