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Full Circle: Appelt’s Diamonds

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Appelt’s Diamonds began in 1938 when Benjamin Appelt opened the store, selling a large variety of timepieces. His son, Bert, soon began assisting him at the counter at only nine years old. Today, Bert’s son, Jeff Appelt, is the third generation owner, devoted to continuing his family’s legacy as reliable jewelers. He and his father travel the globe together to seek out the world’s most beautiful diamonds for their customers. We caught up with Jeff to learn more about his journey in the jewelry industry, his purchasing strategies, how Luxury has helped his business and much more. What is your…


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As Seen On…

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Celebrity Luxury jewelry sightings It’s our favorite time of year for celebrity jewelry sightings, mostly because there is so much opportunity to enjoy so many of them.  Yes, with the airing of this month’s Golden Globe Awards, we are in the midst of awards season, so if you like movies, television, and music, you may be tuning in on select evenings to watch the big events. And if you like jewelry, you’re in luck. If the recent red carpet showing was any indication, the coming season will not disappoint. We deem much of the jewelry offered by our Luxury exhibitors…


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Luxury Online

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Inspirational Instagram posts from some of our exhibitors Recent reports show that Instagram has one billion users worldwide. If jewelry-related accounts are even a tiny fraction of that, that’s a whole lot of jewels. And if you happen to be one of those accounts, just how do you get your content to stand out from the rest? We love a good picture of jewelry, whether it’s a close-up of the details, a professional shot for print, or an editorial-style image. But knowing how common and convenient it is to sell jewelry online these days, giving your shoppers an idea of…


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JCK on the Road: Store Visits from Isabel

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If you haven’t already, meet Isabel Cajulis, Retailer Account Manager for Luxury. Isabel works with our retailers to make sure they have a great show experience—she helps with everything from registering badges to finding exhibiting designers that help meet unique buying needs. Part of the fun of Isabel’s job is store visits! Throughout the year, she hops on the road to visit some of our amazing Luxury retailers. We caught up with her to find out more about her journeys. Where have you visited so far?So far this year, I’ve been to Seattle, Chicago, and Minneapolis – since being at…


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Gem Talk with Roger Dery

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Roger Dery is a world-renowned gem cutter with decades of experience. He is an award winning precision flat faceter who draws on a comprehensive knowledge of traditional gem cutting techniques and modern optics. Dery has a unique approach to sourcing gems—he believes gems have a mission and travels directly to the mines where rough gemstones are found, with a focus on East Africa. Here, he works with miners to secure singularly beautiful colored gems in a way that holistically impacts their communities. Dery will be gem cutting live at JCK Tucson 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited! We caught…


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