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With a new ‘gorgeous face’ called Vogue, diamond importer Star Gems enjoys exploding growth

Offering independent jewelry retailers the convenience of one-stop shopping, Star Gems has taken off since its 1986 beginnings in Chicago. Now, with offices in both the Windy City and Georgia as well as a sizable factory in Mumbai, India, the diamond importer/jewelry manufacturer even boasts its own jewelry line called Vogue.

Gold isn’t all that glitters: Metal Marketplace reinvents itself with shift to silver

When gold soared to unreachable levels for the average buyer, Metal Marketplace International knew there was just one thing to do: transform.

In a massive reversal, the Philadelphia precious metals supplier turned its ratio from 90 percent gold/10 percent silver to 90 percent silver/10 percent gold. The strategy paid off for a family company that is proud to cater to the masses, as it has from the beginning.

At Goldstein Diamonds, they’re in the business of having fun

An orange cat in a purple wig and lime-green glasses selling diamonds? Seriously?

No! That's the point, says David Goldstein, owner of Goldstein Diamonds, whose fancy feline has been the star of a successful advertising campaign. “When I say we’re bringing the fun back to doing business, I mean it. It’s got to be fun.”

Gold-N-Diamonds grows strong as a one-stop shop for retailers

Besides offering retailers a wealth of diamond merchandise, Gold-N-Diamonds offers an added bonus: Customers usually receive their orders in a day, thanks to the company’s central location in Atlanta.

In fact, the company says, 95 percent of all orders will be in stock, and except for some custom orders, they’re shipped out the same day. About 60 percent of its customers get their orders the next day.

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