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Understated and elegant, North Carolina jewelry store is a timeless treasure

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Lorraine Dodds is 94 years old. She’s a businesswoman, soft and elegant like the cozy, boutique-like store she owns and loves. And she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Her shop, nicely situated between a busy commercial avenue and the stately Irving Park neighborhood in the city of Greensboro, N.C., Lorraine’s Karat Gold Corner stands quietly and modestly as it has for decades. Nestled between Edward Jones Investments and the popular clothing shop Dress Code, its emerald green awning welcomes customers from all over, time and time again.


Creative stay-at-home ‘Posh Mommy’ teams up with Stuller for a beautiful relationship

Ali Krebs may have been a novice, but what she cooked up in her kitchen has turned out to be hot, really hot.

Ali is the founder of Posh Mommy, a line of simple yet elegant jewelry that’s become a sensation in high-end maternity boutiques – along with Hollywood celebrities. She started the business in her San Ramon, Calif. home, with her husband and two young children pitching in, but it grew so rapidly that she was advised to contact jewelry giant Stuller, Inc. It’s turned out to be an ideal partnership for both parties

Stuller’s new division signals contemporary metals are hanging tough

Recognizing contemporary metals are more than a trend in the industry, Stuller Inc. is rolling out a new division offering a complete line of tungsten, titanium, ceramic and stainless steel jewelry products.

“Two to three years ago, there was a major shift that started in wedding bands, primarily with tungsten,” says Harold Dupuy, Stuller’s chief merchandising officer. “The younger males particularly were really going after some of what the industry calls ‘alternative metals.’ We refuse to call it alternative, because we believe it’s not a trend; it’s here to stay.

Miniflam USA’s portable bench torch sparks a ‘culture change’ in the industry

A new portable bench torch is one of the latest creations of a company that’s enjoying the success of a “cultural change.”

Miniflam USA, Inc. is an established, Maryland-based distributor of dental tools, working with Prodont-Holliger, SA, the largest manufacturer of dental tools in France. Now, the company, whose products are sold in over 40 countries, has branched out into other industries, including jewelry, telecommunications, hobby, optics and electronics.

Once in a blue moon: How a silversmith’s design made its way to the Red Carpet

Bob Moon had been delving happily in his life’s work for decades, designing and making silver and gold jewelry at his small shop in Barrington, Ill. - and then something remarkable happened.

He traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia, to attend the grand opening of a remodeled theater arts department building and a new black box theater building at Virginia Tech, where he’d received a bachelor’s degree in theater arts in the ’70s.

Buddy’s Big Give

You may not know Buddy or his jewelry stores in North Carolina but one thing's for sure, you can't miss his car. With big diamond magnets strewn all over it, along with the logo for his most recent promotion, no one can miss Buddy's car - and that's exactly the point.

Hearne’s Fine Jewelry sports a new location and thriving second generation

In the small, sleepy seaside town of New Bern, North Carolina lives a ‘gem' of a jewelry store. With 4400 square feet of store, more ‘bling' that you can blink an eye at, and a reputation for going beyond (think way beyond) what their customers expect, Hearne's Fine Jewelry has become a city tradition. As a second generation family-owned business, Hearne's proudly serves second and third generation customers; blurring the line between business and friendship. Hearne's is the epitome of a small-town business done in a big way.

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