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Full Circle: Grogan Jewelers by Lon

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Grogan Jewelers by Lon is a store with long, rich history of providing customers with lifetime jewelry and outstanding customer service. The Grogan legacy began in 1915 when Elisha A. Grogan founded Grogan Jewelers in Florence, Alabama. His son took over the family business in 1940 until Walker and Frankie Graham became the new owners in 1972, taking the store to an unmatched growth. Jay Klos purchased the store in 1985 and grew Grogan’s to two locations – the second in Hunstville, Alabama – before the Brown family purchased the stores in 2015. Lon Brown is a successful entrepreneur with…


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The Holiday Rush

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Styles poised to sell this season If you feel like you’ve stepped into a time warp, you’re not alone—2018 is nearly at an end. But before we sing Auld Lang Syne and hang our 2019 calendars, we must tackle the busiest sales season: the holidays. This is the season, the one where customers new and old, prepared and clueless, confident and frantic, descend on your store not only for something to purchase, but also for your guidance on what that purchase should be. Looking ahead, we can see a number of trends that have the sticky factor—they’re not going away…


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Design of the Times: Robin Haley

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Southern California native Robin Haley has been making jewelry for over 35 years, and it all started with an apprenticeship in Fine Gold Jewelry upon graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. Three years after her apprenticeship, she started her own business, and within five years she was selling her works to Nordstrom, Fred Segel, Warner Brothers’ and Bubank Studios. Today, she and her team can be found in Nashville, Tennessee, where all of the jewelry is constructed by hand – custom and made-to-order for each customer – with recycled metals, conflict-free gemstones and African Glass Beads that…


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Award Jewels

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Though the official start of awards season is November, the past few months have seen their fair share of special events. From late summer’s MTV Video Music Awards (or simply VMAs) to the recent People’s Choice Awards, we’ve found plenty of reasons to tune in with popcorn and champagne at hand. For jewelry lovers like us, awards shows provide the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of some seriously rocking jewels on stars all gussied up for a glam evening out. There was much sparkle to be admired, and we couldn’t help but get excited whenever we spotted an exhibitor…


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Trends to Watch: Take Two

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Bicolor Gemstones are Where it’s At There’s nothing quite like a juicy colored gemstone. Except, of course, when that gemstone features more than one color. Sometimes, their colors swirl together, twisting in a helix of succulent shades. Other times, the colors seem to saturate one another, blending together like drops of dye in water. Even still, there are those gemstones that are almost perfectly colorblocked, you can hardly believe this was done by nature. But natural they are, which makes the bicolor (or tricolor, or more!) gemstone all the more miraculous. It depends on the type of gemstone, which determines…


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