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LaserStar Technologies - making laser welding affordable for all independent retailers

Laser welders have become an integral part of the independent retailer’s business plan. What was once expensive and complicated has evolved into an “everyman’s” in-store tool. With major technological advancements making the latest laser machines smaller, smarter and easier to use, many retailers are opting to jump the hurdle of apprehension and join the evolving laser revolution. LaserStar Technologies is ready to accommodate the growing interest as one of the jewelry industries most experienced laser manufacturing companies.

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Polly’s Fine Jewelry - they’ve got Charleston covered

Anyone familiar with Charleston, South Carolina knows the southern city for its fabulous food and beautiful architecture. It’s a true southern charmer where ‘blue bloods’ dot the colorful population like gems lying in the sand. Appealing to all economic and social levels in this city can be a challenge. But Polly and Richard Moore have dedicated themselves to knowing their customers and, consequently, catering to the ‘middle American’ of Charleston.

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SJTA partners with PGI to enhance educational offerings at March 6-8 Atlanta Jewelry Show

Special “Day of Platinum-Atlanta” joins popular SJTA U Show Seminar Series

(ATLANTA) - Among the most popular features of the Atlanta Jewelry Show, the SJTA U educational series will offer even more business-building programs for jewelers during the March 6-8, 2010 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Partnering with the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA), the Platinum Guild International (PGI) will enhance the SJTA U offerings with a full day of platinum education on Sunday, March 7. Ranging from marketing and sales training to technical and bench skills, the comprehensive courses are designed to help retailers tap into the power of the platinum brand as well as to the increased profits that accompany its sales.  These sessions will join the full roster of other SJTA U offerings, including programs on social media, expense control, visual merchandising and more.

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NC jeweler trampled by herd of deer while opening store

For 25 years Michelle Brewer and her husband Kenny have owned and operated Brewer’s Fine Jewelry in downtown Tarboro, North Carolina, about an hour outside of Raleigh. Tarboro is a rural, small city made up of tobacco farmers, hunters and a few small businesses. Renowned as a popular deer hunting destination, the locals aren’t surprised to see an occasional stray deer wander onto the back roads.

But on November 29th, Michelle Brewer had an encounter with more than just a stray deer. As she started to open the front door of her store around 9:50 a.m. she herd a loud car horn go off right behind her. Startled, she looked up to find a herd of deer moving down her side of the street. Eyewitnesses say the herd was moving fast, maybe 40 miles per hour, and they were coming right down Main Street, straight at her.

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Avalon Solution, the jewelry industry’s website development company

After two years in beta testing and development with over 100 customers in the jewelry industry, Avalon Solution, the e-Commerce provider, is launching its turnkey website solution. Designed to help retailers achieve a professional and effective online presence, Avalon Solution offers turnkey website services to help retailers grow their jewelry business beyond the brick and mortar.

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100 years old and counting, family’s coastal business has beckoned generations home

Betty Stewart doesn’t remember the man who started her business.  He died just three weeks after she was born.

But the legacy of her grandfather, R.L. Stewart, lives on. To this day, customers who remember him will pop into Stewart’s Jewelry Store, a downtown mainstay since 1908 in Washington, N.C., a quaint, historic town of about 10,000 people that lies nestled in the state’s inland coastal region.

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Liebman joins Southern/Mid-America Jewelry News as northeastern rep

Newsmith, Inc., publishers of Southern and Mid-America Jewelry News, is pleased to announce Marilyn Liebman has been hired as sales representative for the northeastern United States.  Liebman comes to Newsmith after 10 years as a sales representative with MJSA Journal (formerly AJM Magazine).

Liebman began her working career teaching elementary school. After 31 years she retired from teaching and went in search of her dream job, “to go on the road with a line.” With husband Steve in the jewelry industry this was not difficult and she soon found herself representing several lines.

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