Paul Holewa has worked as a gem and jewelry industry trade journalist for more than 20 years. He learned about the gem and jewelry industry firsthand in Bangkok and Chantaburi, Thailand, global hubs for colored stones, diamond cutting, and jewelry production. Paul called Bangkok home for 11 years. He has travelled to remote gemstone mining sites throughout Southeast Asia, as well as major distribution and manufacturing centers in that region.
For most of his years as a trade journalist, Paul has specialized in writing small business management articles for retail jewelers. His specialty has been developing magazine news feature stories and online blog content to help jewelry store owners to manage their store more effectively and, more importantly, to sell more jewelry. Paul has written on a wide range of jewelry store management topics from sales training and staffing, to video marketing and social media campaigns.
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