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Education shines at the Fall 2018 Atlanta Jewelry

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(ATLANTA) - Education and an emphasis on community-wide learning proved to be a winning combination for the Fall 2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show. 

Tracking evenly with the August 2017 edition, the final attendance numbers at the August 4-6 Atlanta Jewelry Show was not the big news. Rather, it was the upbeat atmosphere and reports of steady order-writing and growing retail attendance from outside the show’s traditional region that had exhibitors talking in the aisles.


Retailer Roundtable: What is your reaction to De Beers’ announcement on selling lab-grown diamond jewelry?

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“De Beers made a brilliant move. They’ve completely upended the lab-grown diamond business. When a company can make large-sized lab-grown diamonds and produce them quickly, they will control the market. If you factor in all the producers of lab-grown diamonds, this pre-JCK Show announcement – which was also incredible timing – may take lab-grown diamonds down the same path as cubic zirconia. When CZs hit the market, they were $200 to $300 per stone. Now they’re dollars per stone, and that’s for the better ones.

Being a big city jeweler in a small town

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Hogan ext- Hogan’s Jewelers has an exterior that blends in with the ‘Alpine Village’ look of Gaylord, MI storefronts.

Throughout the history of Hogan’s Jewelers, the size of its market has never been an issue. From helping Main Street customers in the early years, to servicing the immediate and outlying communities today, calling Gaylord, Michigan home has been nothing but pluses.

With a passion for beauty, Royal Chain celebrates 40 years as a leading manufacturer

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The Royal Chain Group, a family business manufacturing and importing precious and alternative metal jewelry, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year as a premier supplier of gold and sterling silver, basic and fashion jewelry and “some of the strongest, coordinated branded jewelry programs in the industry.”

GA Jeweler speaks to customers about fun, business and personal challenges

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Part two of our four-part series discussing best retailer practices as the spokesperson for your business.

In the early years of being his own boss, Doug Meadows, owner of Marietta, GA-based David Douglas Diamond & Jewelry, wanted to be his store’s own spokesman. After much procrastination, one day he signed a contract with a local AM radio station and simply forced himself to do his own commercials.

Multi-generational Colorado watchmaker: ‘Good time for watches’

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KnIght trioMichael Knight with his daughter Ecko and father Walter (94), three generations of watchmakers working together in their Colorado Springs, CO store.

Similar to the antique and estate watches they work on, watchmaking is a vocation handed down from generation to generation for the Knight family. Michael Knight, owner of Knight Watch & Jewelry Co., works alongside his daughter Ecko and his father and family business founder Walter.

Born to recycle, industry leader Hoover & Strong has been doing it more than a century

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Hoover smeltingSmelting is the baseline for all products at Hoover & Strong.

Hoover & Strong President Torry Hoover speaks with passion about his company’s commitment to the environment. The precious-metal refining company is a cut above in the green movement, with 100 percent of its metals coming from recycled sources.

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