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Design of the Times: Conni Mainne

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You’re prepping for (or in the midst of) the holiday rush now, but in the blink of an eye, it’ll be February, and you may be boarding a plane to JCK Tucson. While there, you’ll encounter a plentiful list of jewelry brands and designers—one of them, the wonderful Conni Mainne. A jewelry designer hailing from the north coast of California, Mainne is known for her handmade, nature-inspired creations, made with conflict-free and recycled materials. If you’re into moonstone, this is one you won’t want to miss—they’re an integral aspect of the artist’s work (though you’ll find a selection of other…


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Holiday Security Tips from JSA

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Made your list, checked it twice… but did you remember to boost your security? We sat down with John Kennedy, President of Jewelers’ Security Alliance, to compile a helpful list of security tips specifically geared towards keeping you and yours safe this holiday season! Holiday inventories may be substantially greater than a jeweler’s normal inventory. Make sure your jewelers block insurance coverage is sufficient for any higher inventory. The holiday season may cause days of hectic selling (hopefully!). Even in busy times, keep all showcases locked except when actually taking out merchandise or returning merchandise to the showcase. At the…


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The 2017 Retailer Holiday Survival Guide

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Tips from your fellow jewelry retailers on making the most of this holiday season   Ready or not, the holidays are here. You’re stocked. You’ve cleaned. You’ve advertised. Now, all you need to do is put on a big smile, greet those customers, and send them off with something just perfect for their gifting needs. But what about all the little things in between—when your feet ache, your stomach is growling, and you have paper cuts from wrapping those gifts in the back room? We asked some of our favorite retailers what they do to survive the holiday sales rush,…


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Full Circle with Britten Wolf of BVW Jewelers

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Personality shines through every aspect of BVW Jewelers. Britten Wolf got his start with custom jewelry of his own, inspired by art and flowing organic patterns. After working as an independent wholesale jeweler for local retail locations, he was able to launch BVW Jewelers with the desire to share his jewelry and knowledge of all aspects of fine jewelry to the local Reno Nevada community. The store gives the locals a personal place to shop and socialize while enjoying unique surroundings. Bridal jewelry for any budget; we have an environment for customers who care about unique jewelry and enjoy a…


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Hotline Bling: Retailer Stocking Guide

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What to stock this holiday season, straight from our favorite retailers We all wish we had some sort of crystal ball that could predict what the holiday season will be like, but no matter how many times we’ve asked Santa to deliver, it just doesn’t seem to be a thing. Should you pay more attention to price-point? One-of-a-kind splurges? What about current trends? Though it does depend on your particular market and location, your experience year after year will take you almost all the way—as for the rest, we can help! We asked some of our favorite retailers how they…


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