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Feature Friday – Alex Maryaskin

The award-winning hand fabricator

I started in the jewelry business after doing restoration work to a 2000-year-old church. I was tasked with repairing a filigree box, in addition to a few more items after finishing that job. This is where my love of jewelry stemmed. In the Ukraine, you have to spend two years read more…

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Feature Friday – Mona Stott

The deliverer of budgeted, quality jewelry tailored to taste

Years ago, I managed a local retail clothing when the management of a neighboring jewelry chain had a headhunter approach me. Terrified, I repeatedly refused, for I knew nothing about jewelry. However, they persisted, assuming I was playing hardball for the purpose of salary negotiation. Eventually, I gave in and read more…

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Customer Events: Rocks on the Rocks

Host your customers to boost relationships and returns

Developing a relationship with your clientele should be as fun as it is rewarding. As their jeweler, you know their needs and style. So why not invite them over for a party? But not just any party, host a “Rocks on the Rocks.” These after-hour events are gaining popularity as read more…

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Meet the March Bridal Madness Champion

All about Carlos Arizmendi — the designer since day one

I was roughly 14 years old when my mom sent me to my uncle’s jewelry shop to lend a hand. I began as an errand boy, though unbeknownst to me, I was training to make jewelry. Most apprentices learn their craft by first doing repairs. However, my uncle taught me read more…

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My Transform Tour Experience – Jill Keith

Owner of Enchanted Jewelry tells how Transform Tour changed her business

Before becoming the owner of Enchanted Jewelry in Danielson, CT, I was a special education teacher and administrator. Though I loved my profession, I retired in 2014 to focus on my health and family. I began periodically visiting my dad at his store — chatting with him, gabbing with customers, read more…

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Feature Friday – Brian Barnes

The basketball fan with the Loudmouth pants

Then There Were 4 Late in the second half of the Elite 8 game between my beloved South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators, we arrived back to the hotel from Stuller in Lafayette, LA. Tied ball game. Eight minutes left. The only thing to do was finish watching the read more…

Feature Friday – Anita Price

The intern turned in-law in the family business

In the summer of 1989, I was 15 and babysitting the neighborhood kids. I learned that the local jewelry store, Price’s Jewelers, was hiring a high school student. So I dropped in to grab an application, but little did I know, I interviewed on the spot. I received the job instantly, read more…

Feature Friday – Brett Weiler

The guy with the cool store and friendly dog

Someone once told me, “If you pick a job you love to do, you never really have to go to work.” I’m fortunate to have that luxury. I get to wake up and fulfill my passion each and every day. My store is a one-man show. I never wanted an read more…

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Feature Friday – Do Amore Ltd.

The ring company that wanted to do more

Welcome to Do Amore ™ Our mission is simple. Every ethical ring gives two people in a developing country access to clean water.   Each ring that we sell co-funds a water well in a developing country, giving two people lifetime access to clean water and changing their lives forever. read more…

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Feature Friday – Brandon Boudreaux

From the baseball diamond to custom designed rings

I started in my family’s jewelry business working Christmas and summers during college to learn the ropes. I always knew I wanted to become the 4th generation to lead Boudreaux’s Jewelers. In 2013, I came on full-time after playing NCAA baseball and graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. After read more…

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