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Education & Advice

Why the Jewelry Industry Needs to Join Tik Tok & Ten Best Tips

We’re 150 or so days deep into quarantine, so by now you may or may not have fallen into the black hole that is Tik Tok. In my opinion, it is more addicting than any other social media app out there and is able to waste time at dangerously… Read More

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Black & POC Fine Jewelry Designers, Stores & Dealers

It’s extremely disheartening to see the cyclical headlines, as it doesn’t seem like America is making progress in racial equality & unity. Protests have ignited across the country in response to the latest wave of violent acts against Black Americans and we can no longer stay silent or continue… Read More

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2020 Jewelry & Design Trends

Several weeks ago I asked everyone in an Instagram question — what are some trends you’ve been noticing in regards to jewelry. I made sure to point out that I highly dislike the word “trend,” however there’s not really a more superior word that describes something… Read More

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How to Support Local Jewelers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Hope everyone is staying safe inside and keeping healthy during this crazy time. I’m not one who watches the news, so the first time I heard of coronavirus was when I traveled to Tucson for the gem shows earlier this year. I don’t think anyone could have predicted… Read More

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Becoming a Graduate Gemologist & Appraiser — My Story

This was one of the first photos I took for the website I made for the store I worked at My mom took this photo when she visited me at work — this was my office. I spent many hours here appraising jewelry, sorting… Read More

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Ten Reasons — What Makes Customers Buy Jewelry from Specific Designers

I hope you’ve been enjoying my 30 Daily Tips — after starting this project, I had no idea that it would be so impactful. With each tip I reveal I’ve been creating some powerful and thought-provoking discussions (both in my comments, as well as my question… Read More