Carol walked into David Self’s shop in 1976 and asked for a job selling jewelry and antiques. She had always admired antiques as a child, savoring the richness of ornate wooden marble-top tables. Thirty-four years later, the Selfs continue to share their love for beautiful jewelry and antiques at elegant Estate Jewelers in picturesque Lincolnton, NC.
Fall and Holiday Preview
It was all glamour and glitz at the SJTA Atlanta Show August 7-9 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. A new feature - “Jewelry on the Catwalk,” a fashion show with live models featuring some of the top designers at the show - was presented, receiving rave reviews. Models strutting the runway wearing ensembles of top selling pieces created an exciting atmosphere of fashion and fun, helping buyers visualize combinations and making the jewelry come alive.
“Every piece of jewelry has a story. Ask the story first,” suggests David Phelps as I join his family for wine and delicious catered Chinese cuisine provided by neighboring Neo China at Precision Platinum, their beautiful new store in Durham NC, now also featuring the Collections of Jewel Couture LLC.
“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
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.
“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,