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Stuller announces the release of The Pearl Book, Vol. 71

Prime manufacturer makes pearl selling easy

 

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller is releasing, The Pearl Book, Vol. 71, its first ever comprehensive pearl collection, in January 2009.

The book's 200 pages contain a variety of pearl options including: finished pearl jewelry, loose gemstones, strands, clasp alternatives, tools and much more, making this collection the most complete pearl jewelry resource available in the industry.

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Updated Concepts website to list store links

Concepts wants to link to all jewelers that carry Concepts earrings for Sensitive Ears to their websites. Both their websites list all the jewelers that offer Concepts - with free links to the jeweler's website. With hundreds of hits each week, it's a nice no-charge perk.

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mirror of what happens

Hello Chuck,

If you say that like Seinfield says, “Hello Newman,” it’s a lot funnier.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Sandi Barnett and I am the assistant manager with Gause and Son Jewelers in Ocala, FL (Even though it sounds pedunk we sell Rolex and Hearts on Fire). I’ve just finished reading your article “Do you do appraisals?” in the October 08 issue of SJN. Interesting story.

All that you say is a mirror of what happens in every jewelry store at some time or other. For all the reasons that you mention, or don’t mention, we never give “it’s worth about” verbals as well. Thanks for putting it in a different, albeit disgusting, perspective.

Oh! By the way, our bookkeeper is from TN and even though the Gators are right up the street she absolutely loves, loves, loves the Vols.

I’ll keep reading SJN if you keep putting your spin on things. Thanks again for the great story.

Sincerely,

Sandi Barnett
Gause and Son Jewelers
Ocala, Florida

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Hi Chuck,

Enjoyed the appraisal article. In my little 325 sq. ft. pop stand store, 90% of the people who come in have similar junk. The most amazing part is why they don’t know what they have. And as I cater almost exclusively to real jewelry connoisseurs, people who don’t know what they have are the most likely to never, ever need or understand a custom goldsmith’s services.

I have one sign up that says, “No Appraisals - No Open Accounts.” The no open account sign is there for jewelers who I never met that walk in (for my rare hand engraving service) and expect instant credit. 90% suffer from “check book amnesia.” They’ve never met me, it’s the first time we’re doing business and they say at pick-up time, “I’m a jeweler, I’ll have my accounting lady send you a check as soon as I get back to the store.”

Of course this only leads to me having to assume a new career role as bulldog bill collector 30 days later on my net 10 invoice. (And I wanted to be an artist and now I have to be an asshole instead!”)

I wonder if these jewelers pull the same stunt when they go into a restaurant and buy their friends dinner. (I’ll be back next month to wash dishes for you.)

See ya,

James Roettger
J. Roettger Jewelers
Minneapolis, MN
www.jamesroettger.com

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